Beate Brinkman

Hallo, I am Beate Brinkman, the bbr.harlekin.

I am editor and author for Harlekin.Blog e.V. My main occupation is international supervisor for an IT company. I focus on leading and organising international teams as well as the “risks and side-effects” of multicultural teamwork. I have been living in the Netherlands for many years and have ascertained that you could fill a book with the cultural differences between Germans and the Dutch (and actually there are a number of such books including the very amusing – “Auf Heineken könn wir uns eineken” by Kerstin Schweighöfer). Because the company I work for has grown to include locations in the USA and India, there is constantly more to discover in the realm of multicultural teamwork. And of course we have lots of mistakes that we could learn from…

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