Communication will be the answer to any problem you find in your life… Well, I’m not sure it is all that easy, but it will certainly get you a long way.
One of the great things about being a Statkraft trainee is not only that we get to work in several departments and locations. It is also that we are trained on specific skills and competences during the two-year trainee period. This December, the training involved persuasive communication and cross-cultural understanding.
After several days with workshops on communication and cultural understanding, I am certain that being a good communicator will be an important step towards success. Not least, since Statkraft is based in more than 20 countries, it is obvious that we trainees need to be aware of the cultural challenges that may arise due to misunderstandings and judgment. What’s not a better way than to start with oneself? Only in our trainee group, we are from four different nationalities, from three different continents.
Our culture and nationality affects the way we feel, think and behave. We should therefore always strive to look for the positive intention in others’ behaviour – especially when they are from a culture that is different than ours.