Nobody really likes those high-stakes conversations where both opinions and feelings run strong. But we can’t avoid them forever. InterNations team member Margit shares what she’s recently learned about crucial conversations thanks to our personal development measures. And why handling them with care is especially important in remote-work settings, international teams, and lateral leadership positions.[Read more…] about How to Succeed at Crucial Conversations in 3 Steps
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Do you also hate it when something urgent suddenly comes up at work, throwing out your carefully planned schedule for the entire week? Do you, too, sometimes postpone a task until the deadline is looming on the horizon — and then get anxious because there just doesn’t seem to be enough time left? Or do you find it hard to say no when your colleagues ask you for “just a tiny favor”, but the tiny favors keep piling up until you find yourself putting in extra hours to get your own projects done? If any — or even all — of these situations sound familiar, then at least you’re not alone.[Read more…] about Behind the Scenes: Improving Time and Self-Management Skills
When starting their career, many people imagine their future development as a fairly straightforward path — climbing the corporate ladder to a senior position and eventually leading a team. However, this isn’t the only way to professional advancement. Several members of the InterNations team share how switching to a different department has been their personal key to success.[Read more…] about Behind the Scenes: Changing Careers within the InterNations Team
New Work means a commitment to life-long learning and the readiness to reinvent yourself.”
To be honest, the concept of “New Work” wasn’t yet on anyone’s mind when we asked for suggestions on how to call the first learning and development program for the InterNations Team. However, by opting for “Long Live Learning”, we chose a name that highlights the life-long importance of acquiring new skills and growing as a person — and, of course, one that emphasizes that learning can and should be fun!
What “Long Live Learning” Is All About
Once a month, our team members can join a two-hour workshop or expert talk at the InterNations office in Munich. The main aim is to present a variety of job-related topics during short after-work “taster sessions”.[Read more…] about Perks of the Job: The “Long Live Learning” Series