"Expats Struggle With the Dark Side of Coming Home". Unfortunately, it is a huge struggle. Almost 50% of employees leave the company after returning from an international assignment. 60% feel they receive no clear guidance of what to expect after returning. A third is placed in temporary positions, 75% find their position is a demotion, almost 70% see no opportunities in their company to use their new acquired skills… A lot of work to do.
Happiness is increasingly considered a proper measure of social progress and a goal of public policy. So who are the most happy people worldwide? 1. Switzerland 2. Iceland 3. Denmark (Germany 26. and South Africa 113. of 158 countries) Happiness Report
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.
Is that THE reason for so many misunderstandings?
The Oxford Dictionary defines perception as “the way in which something is regarded, understood or interpreted.“ The word derives from the Latin word “percipere” meaning “understand”. Hence, how we understand and interpret a situation is entirely up to our very own culture. Our perception is culturally determined and it influences the way we think and behave and judge...