Does Living Overseas Mean Freedom?

For a lot of Germans, Australia is the country of choice when it comes to moving overseas. The question is, why Australia? And, yes, you’ve probably already guessed the answer: its the perceived freedom. They associate life in Australia with backpacking, exploring the vastness of the land, adventure, independence from their social pressures back home, and perhaps a bit of…

What role values play in the Negotiation Process

In 2011, a team of negotiators from Google met with a team of representatives of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Google’s move to digitize books, and other published content, led to an uproar in the publishing industry. To them, the digitization and offering of free copyrighted material clearly was a copyright violation and threatened the revenue…

Guerrilla War With The Resistance: How to Introduce Change

Culture is difficult to change. While this is not news, it is something that we always have to keep in mind. This refers as much to organizational- as it does to national culture. In driving change, organizational culture can be a “problem” Let’s say you want to change the way your call-center works. You think it is time your staff…