Cultural Adaptation: A Guide for Expats in the United Kingdom

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In today’s fast-paced business landscape, where technology plays an increasingly significant role, it’s essential to recognise the importance of maintaining a human touch in the relocation experience. While advancements in technology have undoubtedly streamlined many aspects of relocation services, it’s crucial to understand that individuals undergoing relocation are navigating a potentially stressful and life-altering experience. A supportive human touch can make all the difference, ensuring a smooth relocation experience and fostering a positive experience for both the employee and the organisation.

Family Relocation: The Challenges and Benefits for Third Culture Kids

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Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are children who have spent a significant part of their developmental years in a culture different from that of their parents or the culture of their country of nationality. This often occurs due to family relocation for reasons such as job placements, military assignments, or diplomatic missions. The term “third culture” refers to the mixed identity that a child assumes, influenced both by their parents’ culture and the culture(s) in which they are raised.

Mind The Culture Gap

The word culture is a contentious one. If you were ‘cultured’, it used to mean you had experienced the different customs, practices and rituals of many other countries. It used to describe the well-travelled, those who’d live abroad and people who had extensively studied others. To be cultured was a badge of honour.

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