Posts Tagged ‘cross-cultural’

Dealing with Global Mobility

blue city jodhpurLiving in my own culture was like being a fish in water, swimming with the flow of things. It was only when I had to live and interact with another culture that I became conscious that there were other ways of doing things, which were just as legitimate as my way! It gave me a choice about doing things.  – Rohan

Global mobility is on the increase given the backdrop of a borderless society, a global skill shortage, advances in technology, new markets opening up e.g. China, India and South America and the breakdown in the social, psychological contract between the employer and employee.

Add to this mix, Generation Y, who are keen to travel and experience the world, believing “ the world is my oyster” and Generation X who are looking to gain overseas experience and further their careers.

This mobile work force are frequently crossing country borders, doing a series of short to medium term stints, and expecting to be paid well and quickly. (more…)

The Magic of Grand Canyon

The Grand CanyonSeeing the Grand Canyon last week was a truly overwhelming experience – no wonder it’s rated as one of the seven wonders of the world. 

What an incredible vision! And to think that what we saw was a tiny fraction of a 446 river kms. long, 29 kms. wide and 1.6 kms. deep natural wonder.

It’s amazing to think that soft elements like water and wind have over a million years worked their daily magic to create this scene.

My sense of awe and wonder was reflected on the faces of many others around me, especially as the setting sun made for an even more spectacular experience, its light transforming the stratified and multi-hued sections.

Being in the presence of this, I began to think about us humans relative to the existence of nature and such magnificence.  (more…)

Inclusivity in diversity paves the way

DH fireworksThere is energy and vibrancy in the air. The sun is about to set but this signals even more adventures to come. The night is just beginning for all the thrill-seekers, celebratory parties and even the odd, quiet observer like me.

There are young women dressed to the nighs, groups of ‘hen parties,’ hand holding couples – the newly in love as well as the vintage variety and other groups about to board the harbour cruise.

What delights me as I make my way through the throngs in Darling Harbour is that within meters I’m picking up the many different accents. I recognize a few – Turkish, Hindi, Spanish, Chinese and Punjabi. (more…)

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