Welcome! My name is Joost Thissen and I am an Interculturalist. Here I share columns and insights for those of us who work in culturally diverse and global workplaces.
CULTURAL COLUMN – About an International Sales Manager who got stuck in the honeymoon phase: why Culture shock can help to recognise cultural differences and provides opportunities to develop cultural competence to close the cultural gaps.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Cultural differences cannot be summarised as a magic list of “Do’s and Don’ts at work”. It can actually cost you business and your integrity – often without your knowledge. Investing in exploring the underlying drivers to cultural behaviour will have the leading edge.
CULTURAL COLUMN – To benefit from cultural diversity, multicultural organisations invest in developing intercultural competence: it prevents staff turnover and communication breakdown.
FROM THE LITERATURE. The MBI Model’s ability to help leverage cultural differences for better decision-making and increased performance.
CULTURAL COLUMN – Global success depends on sophisticated and flexible global talent that have developed a high level of Cultural Intelligence (CQ) over time.