Cross-cultural adjustment of expatriates
Appropriate arrival and expatriation briefings, together with the enhancement of cultural competency (cross-cultural knowledge, cultural self-awareness, communication skills) are essential tools for the success of the assignment. Adjusting to the new environment is a challenge for the expat and local team. Knowledge of potential culture shock and its implications, cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication are essential when going on the assignment. This increases the potential for success of the forthcoming transfer.