Tag Archives: productivity

Lack of Digital Competence Affecting Your Productivity


This article has highlighted the importance of digital competence and how it can affect your productivity. It has also highlighted the different ways you can improve your digital competence and how you can use it to your advantage.

Why it is Hard to Measure Expat Performance

Why transform the global mobility

Measure Expat Performance An expatriate (“expat”) is an individual living and working in a country other than their country of citizenship, often temporarily and for work reasons. They are usually sent abroad by a multinational employer (profit or non-profit). Managers often criticize expats who take up expensive international assignments for “underperforming” in their host locations. But nobody knows why that is. We don’t have data to prove this. A study by Learnlight shows that four in ten international assignments are judged to be a failure. And yet the number of overseas assignments continues to rise. Global companies are under considerable pressure to determine what makes a successful overseas assignment and to understand why they so often fail. However, what has […]

Strengthen Expatriate Mental Health

Why transform the global mobility

As I mentioned in this post during the early days of the pandemic my mother could not find yeast. Her village in Southern Germany had a yeast shortage. We don’t have a shortage of anything here in Zurich, neither toilet paper, nor yeast, even though demand for both was higher than in “normal” times. My mother likes to bake in normal times but I felt she needed to bake even more in these times.

Twelve Exercises for Psychological Safety in Global, Virtual Teams

Anne-Kristelle Carrier

We summarize exercises team leaders can use in global virtual teams to build and increase psychological safety.

Dealing With Inbox Anxiety – Seven Rules to Claim Your Confidence Back


How many times do you open your inbox and find over a hundred unread emails? And how often do you “clean your inbox” just to find it overflowing with emails again the day after? One of the reasons why I get stressed around emails is that I spend a whole day in a workshop and I cannot check my emails because it would distract my mind too much. Then I check my emails after the workshop when I am already exhausted and know that I have a lot of tasks and queries to handle. When I worked in the corporate world, I would often have a day full of meetings and calls and come back to my desk at 5 […]