rsz_300_ebook_-Taste-of-TNMany western expats think they only need a cultural training when moving to remote countries in Africa or Asia, but research shows this is beside the truth. A quarter of expats finds the culture shock in The Netherlands too big. Some of them leave already after a year and many others have a hard time adjusting.

The session ‘Culture Shock The Netherlands’ helps lessen the culture shock by educating you about history, the Dutch way of doing and explaining the differences between The Netherlands and your home country. We will look at the six dimensions of national culture that have been extensively researched academically within the field of culture: power distance, uncertainty avoidance, masculinity versus femininity, individualism versus collectivism, indulgence versus restraint, short- versus long-term orientation.

This session provides the glasses through which you will better understand the world around you.
Welkom in Nederland!

Much of the Netherlands lies considerably below sea level, as you well know. Through the process of building dikes to wall out the salty sea and through pumping the water into canals, the country of the resourceful Dutch has literally been born of the sea.

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