Oh Ship! A Conversation About Working Abroad
This week on Oh Ship Ben Way and Freddie Laker reflect on business etiquette while working abroad, their best advice on working internationally and Freddie’s current adventures in Amsterdam.
Join them as they dive into the best Oh Ship! tips before your next business trip including language barriers, the current industrial-to-innovation phase in China vs the U.S. and what you should consider when integrating into a foreign culture.
Don’t miss Freddie’s unique experience at Pride Fest (skip to 13:04) with a surprise clip you won’t want to miss! Plus we answer the age-old question: What is Benelux? P.S. It’s not a detergent.
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It could be hard adjusting working abroad. You should really master the business etiquettes and environments in the countries to where you’d travel.
Cultural differences are natural abroad. For example, in Australia, they would use first names at meetings because they aren’t accustomed to formalities unlike in the Philippines where everyone is a “sir” or a “maam” in business. Hahaha.
Every culture has something to offer which is why being acculturated makes you a more well-rounded person for business and every aspect of life. Every successful entrepreneur wants to expand and I'm sure traveling and learning about other wakes of life will prepare you to do business abroad. Also, like you said, it's nice to enjoy the outside festivities and come back with memorable stories to share.
Challenging adjustment can be very hard when working abroad. However, things will gradually go fine and fun when you learn the foreign country's cultural awareness.
Good show by the way. It's always good to have an overview of what to expect when abroad doing business. Getting this info from experienced individuals is helpful.
This seems to be very interesting to watch especially if it is connected between China and the USA. I don't want to miss this opportunity, learn tips on how to integrate business into a foreign culture.
This is definitely interesting. I salute on what he does since what he does is quite hard. This thought me about a lot of things! Thank you for this!
I am not a fan of water tbh. It terrifies me since I can't swim. I do appreciate the craftsmanship that is put into ships though!
Lol at Benelux. I would have never guessed that in a million years! This was fun and helpful, thanks.
Great video! Very entertaining and nice touch of humor with it :). Networking abroad can be challenging due to the difference in culture and language barrier. I have learned a lot from your advice in how to communicate more clearly in different countries. I especially like the tip about reading body language.