by Donna Marsh
Too many corporate relocations fail because the employee and/or their family fail to settle in their new host country. It seems that countries with similar cultures such as the US and the UK should be more successful in transferring their employees between them. In fact, this perception often leaves the transferees ill prepared for their new life abroad. Whilst Yanks in Blighty goes a long way to help explain the nuances of British culture, most employees also benefit from cross cultural programmes that aid their transition into their new environment.
Culture Unveiled have delivered programmes for professionals working in many locations around the world. We recognise that organisations have their own interests, priorities and expectations for their valued executives, in whom they are investing substantial time and money. Culture Unveiled work with you to determine what your programme requirements are each time you identify a new opportunity for your employees. We also work with your enployee's spouse or partner's concerns, including cultural, practical and advice on managing their separate career requirements.
FOR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES:
Are you already in the UK? Do you suddenly feel very far away from home? Many people who relocate find that, after an initial honeymoon period, they can feel very frustrated by the simplest of differences between how things work in the UK and what you took for granted in the US. Your employer has invested substantial time and money in your new assignment, placing great pressure on you to succeed. But that's little consolation if your children aren't happy at school, your spouse hasn't made friends and can't negotiate the motorways, and you don't understand everyday business references that your colleagues seem to use anytime you are nearby.
Culture Unveiled are available to help you unravel these challenges, giving you the foundations for building a successful life in the UK, whether you are here for a short term assignment or you are thinking of settling in the UK permanently. We work with you, tailoring our programmes to your specific requirements.
Culture Unveiled will deliver programmes at a venue of your choice - it can be your office, your new home, or at a designated hotel or conference centre. Most people benefit from a full day with us, although we can offer programmes of shorter and longer duration. We can deliver your programme at a time that's convenient for you.
Relocating employees and their families
New business development teams
Sales, marketing and support groups
Frequent visitors to the UK
Human Resources and Diversity Managers
DOING BUSINESS IN THE UK
Culture Unveiled offer cross cultural business consultancy services to a number of destinations worldwide, including the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Asia Pacific. We specialise in presenting a Western point of view when considering doing business in these locations. We have the ability to interpret cultural and business issues from an American or European perspective, introducing challenges and conditions that most Western people can readily relate to. For further information, click here: www.cultureunveiled.com
DAILY LIVING IN THE UK