Language learning: a brain changer
If you want to keep your brain in shape, you should learn a new language. Swedish researchers at the University of Lund have shown that by submerging yourself in a new language, particular areas of your brain may expand.Read more
Why every European Works Council needs a good story
Human beings are born storytellers. Whenever we want something to be remembered, we create an appealing story. If you think about this for a moment, it will not take you long to find many examples.Read more
Multilingual online meeting?
Multilingual on-line meeting? Lock the doors, turn the key and mind security!Read more
Translations: sourcing out or sourcing in?
Today, communicating multi-lingually is a basic ingredient for success - and successful companies know just how to ace the delicate balancing act of matching ambitions with substantial budgets.Read more
5 Common excuses not to hire a translator
People can be quite creative when it comes to explaining why they do not want to hire a professional translator for the translation of company (or even legal) documents.Read more
The five fundamentals of effective cross-cultural communication
Air France was founded in 1933 and merged with its Dutch counterpart in 2004. Thirteen years later, this high-flying marriage is facing serious cross-winds. And yet, it looked like a match made in heaven…Read more
Bilingual employee or professional interpreter?
In today’s globalised and culturally diverse world, many an organisation is faced with communication issues. Is it enough to hire a bilingual employee to save the day or should you resort to a professional interpreter? A no-brainer if there ever was one: hire a professional interpreter. Here’s why…Read more
Will EWCs become the victims of a hard Brexit?
What would a “hard Brexit” mean for European Works Councils, assuming that it is in fact what we are headed for?Read more
Can a finance training be fun?
Yes it can, according to financial trainer Hans, who agreed to meet with me for a quick chat.Read more