Working Across Cultures
Purpose - The purpose of this research is to show a mix of career reflections and personal observations about the decision-making process of changing employers and countries. Design/methodology/approach - The paper covers some initial impressions of moving, living and working in another country, context and culture. It explores selected issues (some personal and some professional) and addresses the broader question of what factors impact such a move, such as environmental factors that are likely to make an overseas appointment an attractive and challenging career alternative. Findings - Working in an international context might not be for everyone but those interested in working in another country can take some practical steps to help ensure a smooth transition to a new employer and a new country. Originality/value - Provides a discussion on some important matters which need consideration when changing employers and moving countries. It is based on the personal experiences and observations of the author, who moved from Australia to Canada in 2006.
CitationLibrary Management, vol. 28, no. 4/5, 197-206
Career development, Change management