international mobility – MALAYSIA (1 DAY)
Getting used to the country
1. Understanding Malaysia
• Malaysia and South East Asia
• Ethnicities, communities and their integration: Malays, Chinese, etc.
• Religions: Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Taoism
• Economic life and large companies
2. Malaysian values and behaviours
• Family: the place of the father and elders in the family hierarchy
• The “village”, the clique and the sharing of good fortune
• Islam in everyday life
• The Malays and money
Getting used to socialisation patterns
3. Malaysian communication styles
• Notion of “face” and importance of private and social life.
• The “no”: understanding and recognising it
• Learning to communicate with Malaysians: practical exercises
4. Living and socialising with the Malaysians
• Behaviours in public
• Sensitive subjects (politics, religion) and behaviours to avoid, etc.
• Education, an essential place: the notion of competence
ADAPTING TO EVERYDAY LIFE
5. Expatriate life in Malaysia
• Moving and everyday life: procedures, accommodation, health, etc
• Leisure, expat communities
• Schools, extracurricular activities, sports.
6. Focus on your expatriation city
• Getting your bearings, moving around the city
• Unmissable things to see and do
7. Making your expatriation a success
• Preparing for adaptation phases
• Practical advice, questions-answers
• Action plan: plan and objectives for the expatriate and their family.