Cross-Cultural Competences

Cross-cultural competence refers to the knowledge, skills, and affect/motivation that enable individuals to adapt effectively in cross-cultural environments. Cross-cultural competence is defined here as an individual capability that contributes to intercultural effectiveness regardless of the particular intersection of cultures. Although some aspects of cognition, behaviour, or affect may be particularly relevant in a specific country or region, evidence suggests that a core set of competencies enables adaptation to any culture (Hammer, 1987).

We believe that persons’ drivers to adapt effectively in cross-cultural environments starts with the awareness about their own culture and values. Comments are welcome.

Typical Dutch Food?

Maybe you wonder what kind of food the Dutch like to eat. Actually the previous Dutch generation used to eat mostly potatoes (boiled or mashed) with vegetables and meat or fish (on Friday). But now a days the Dutch love to eat international food, although…they twist the food to improve the taste for the Dutch. A nice example is the typical Dutch Babi Pangang with a lot of sauce . Nevertheless there are still favourite Dutch dishes and candies.

Brightlands ‘Get Out Of The Building’, June 29th. in Sittard

How can we create more awareness about different perceptions and how to benefit from it?

Connect 2 Improve is proud to announce that we will organize an intercultural workshop for internationals and representatives of government and international companies.

The workshop will take place during the Brightlands ‘Get Out of The Building’ event! We will provide this on behalf of the Holland Expat Center South and municipality Sittard-Geleen.

Join this summer 2018 edition at Friday, June 29th.!