Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Culture Shock

Finding work/life balance on an overseas assignment can be stressful.
According to the 2007 Expatriate Work/Life Balance Survey, the most recent by New York-based ORC Worldwide, 65 percent of expats report feeling the strain of managing the demands of work and home, leading to amplified anxieties at home and at the office.

Among the findings: Expats are working longer hours abroad than in their home country -- an average of 13.4 more hours per week -- and are plagued by late-night phone calls, text messages and e-mails, extensive regional travel, and language and cultural differences.
What's the major problem? Inadequate preparation.

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