Month: September 2021

Get lost in translation

Virtual teams (VTs) are increasingly popular work arrangements. Its undeniable efficiencies are tempered by cultural and linguistic differences that lead to what I call “Lost in Translation” challenges. A common difficulty seen in global virtual teams relates to differences in understanding of English, both in levels of proficiency and in interpretation. For example, words like […]

How to protect an interior wooden threshold

The thresholds are sometimes imperceptible. Not all doors have them and those that don’t always stand out. However, thresholds can be a good addition to an entrance, especially if the floor on both sides is distinctively different from the neighbor and needs a separation barrier rather than abruptly meeting each other. They can also be […]

Skoda Auto: The Story of the Ugly Duckling

It is no secret that the largest automobile manufacturer in the Czech Republic, Skoda Auto, has in the past been a laughing stock in the automotive world. But things are finally turning for the automaker and it has now become a profit-making force for its owner Volkswagen. The largest automaker in the Czech Republic also […]