Five tips to brush up on your intercultural competenceIf coworkers travel to other countries, they’ll always find other coworkers willing to help them connect them to the local environment. Still, it doesn’t hurt for coworkers to brush up on a few intercultural communication skills – like how to talk to people who don’t speak English as their first language.
Do walls block collaboration?The most reviled element of the traditional office was the cubicle. Those tiny walls - just high enough to block eyesight, yet low enough to rob privacy - became the symbol of corporate imprisonment. Today, however, many coworking spaces are finding financial advantage in offering more private workrooms. What impact does this have on the core concept of coworker interaction?
Coworking or co-working?How do you react if you see your own name spelled incorrectly? You can live with it for a while, and ask for a correction occassionally. But you might get angry if it occurs constantly, and if your correction requests go unheard. The same goes for part of the coworking community, which is quite annoyed about the hyphenation of the name.
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