The 2018 WERC Global Workforce Symposium took place in the terrific East Coast city of Seattle.
The GWS is one of the biggest events in the global mobility calendar and EuRA members from across the world came into Seattle to attend this and other partner and RMC conferences across the US, from Denver to Nebraska. But also mainly of course, for the annual EuRA USA reception!
The Japanese have an extraordinary connection to nature and have developed a wonderful vocabulary to describe it. The incorporation of the natural environment into the man-made world is a fundamental part of the aesthetic of the country, from the practice of Ikebana to the concept of the Zen Garden. Komorebi is broken into the interpretation of three characters; 木 means tree, 漏 means escape, 日 is sun. Komorebi is the interplay between the light of the sun and leaves and the ground, a curtain of light seen in the forest.
This is a great Korean expression, particularly pertinent to the relocation industry! Noon-chi is the ability to be in tune with someone else’s feelings and emotions so as to gauge and give the appropriate reaction to a situation. A person is sad to have very good noon-chi if they have empathy and the ability to read non verbal and verbal clues. Bad noon-chi would be a person with few interpersonal skills and a lack of tact.