During this session we will elaborate on the cultural and language challenges in the Dutch workplace and their effects on colleagues with a refugee background and/or people with other cultural backgrounds than the Dutch.
Unwritten rules and their implications in the Dutch workplace
Dutch culture is one thing, corporate culture is another one. For many employees with a refugee background or non-Dutch cultural background, navigating corporate rules can be complex and confusing. In addition to that, the workplace represents a complex, dynamic setting where newcomers experience a double socialization: into the discourses of the workplace, which all new employees experience, and into the specific language practices that realize these discourses.
We ask all participants of this workshop to think about the unwritten rules (‘codes’) and usage of language (‘jargon’) in their own workplace, to reflect on during the workshop. .
This session is meant for everyone: native Dutch professionals and professionals from other cultural backgrounds.
- Gain insights into the Dutch (working) culture and its (unwritten) rules, from an intercultural perspective;
- Learn about the use of language (jargon, jokes) and underlying meaning/values;
- Get inspired by the personals stories and tips & tricks.