Sonja & Renate are back with their Leadership Journey.
Today, attention turns to the internships, which are fast approaching.
First Step – First Impressions
How will the company get to know you and what you are working on for them in this foreign country?
Prepare a short introduction, to be used when first meeting other employees in e.g. the Elevator, hence the naming of this exercise ‘The Elevator Speech.’
Where are you from? What can you do for them? What do you hope to get from your time there?
While working through these in front of the group, the other participants made notes – their feedback on how each person had performed. These were then exchanged at the end of the exercise, to encourage and inform.
How can we make everyone’s transition to their new homes run more smoothly?
We have experts on each country in the room! So the group worked to inform those moving to e.g. Mexico, with the help of those who have come from Mexico. Little things about culture, people, accommodation etc. can be useful to know before everyone leaves, as well as more important Do’s & Don’ts of living in each country.
The Leadership Journey will continue tomorrow…