A specific team integration: Intercultural adjustement
Intercultural adjustment applies to both countries culture and companies culture differences.
“Culture shock” summarises the need of a learning process to adjust to a new culture.
Many team integrations in multinationals require a specific intercultural coaching to help team members tackle these differences and understand each other better.
Intercultural coaching usually includes a workshop and follow-up coaching sessions to enable the team members to better evaluate their strengths and limits, clarify their expectations by reviewing the main characteristics of the new culture they are facing. The aim is, through self and other's awareness, to broaden their scope and better integrate new horizons to optimise the team efficiency.
An expatriation, though usually sounding exciting, has its share of stress and challenges for both the working partner and the rest of the family.
Between the peaks of discovery and delights, an expatriate can go through valleys of disappointment, homesickness etc. Getting prepared help you go through all those challenges smoothly and optimise the privileged expatriation experience.