Entries by Felicia Shermis

The Importance of Training Global Teams in Intercultural Awareness as Cross-Border Work Becomes Increasingly Common

The topic of intercultural awareness and competence in the work world has never been more crucial. In a time when remote work has become commonplace, and where multicultural teams are increasingly prevalent, building awareness and knowledge across cultures have become a must. As many companies with a global footprint know, one of the big challenges […]

How to Lead an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle as an Expat

Relocating abroad isn’t an easy decision to make — in addition to leaving your loved ones and adapting to a new life, your identity might go through some turbulence, as well. In short, making the change from the familiar to something unknown can be stressful and disorienting, especially in the beginning. For many, living green […]

Meeting People, Making Friends

I recently got the question from a friend of mine: What will you do once your kids are out of the house? Will you stay in the area, move back home? Go someplace else entirely? My initial reaction was that it’s a little early to be thinking about this just yet, but after some further […]

How To Recognize and Avoid Expat Burnout

The majority of expats will feel stressed and frustrated at some point during an assignment abroad. Some may even feel like moving to the new location was a mistake — often these feelings are temporary, but they can also be a sign of expat burnout. The following tips on how to recognize and avoid expat […]

How Cultural Norms and Differing Legal Frameworks Have Impacted Global Corporate Pandemic Response

For many companies, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t only impacted how and where work is being done, it has also put into focus what a company can demand of its employees and what its rights and responsibilities are when it comes to safeguarding employees.  The legal questions during the coronavirus pandemic (and beyond) are many, and […]

What’s In an Identity — A Lot It Turns Out…

What is in an identity, and how does what we tell ourselves about how we fit in play into how we approach life? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, as in these pandemic times I keep reading and hearing about people who have had to reevaluate and reinvent themselves to make life under […]

Resolve and Gratitude

2021. It’s here. I’ll admit, I’ve been keenly awaiting the day when I can say it’s the new year. And I know I’m not alone — as far as I can tell, the whole planet was ready to say goodbye to 2020 and enter into something new, something tied to hope. The past ten months […]