If you are planning for a year, sow rice
If you are planning for a decade, plant trees
If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people
Your international professionals and their families are working and living in a multi-cultural environment, whether at the office or in their new neighbourhood. The reality is, their new neighbours and many of their work colleagues are home, everything is familiar to them.
For the expatriate employee it’s all new.
The human cost of communication breaking down is difficult to calculate, but one thing is clear – the cost of preparative training is minor by comparison.
So, the question you should be asking is “can we afford NOT to give our international professionals the opportunity to develop cross-cultural skills?” It may be the best investment you ever make.
We don’t see things as they are…we see things as we are!
PIRGROUP’s experienced and well trained consultants can explain all this, helping and advising in how to deal with these preventable problems.
PIRGROUP can organize cultural training workshops for both your employees and their families.
One of the main causes of an assignment failing is the inability of the accompanying family to “fit in” and live peacefully and happily.
PIRGROUP understands culture shock. We run workshops that help your employees and their families to comprehend their new home and surroundings.