Cultural Differences into Business
|Differences in Communication||4|
|Cultural Differences Aside||6|
|Cultural types: The Lewis Model||8|
|Examples of Cultural Differences in Business||9|
|6 Secrets to Navigating Cross-Cultural Differences||10|
5. Realize business card exchanges are not the same around the world.
Japanese employees will generally bow and provide their card with both hands. It’s expected that you accept the card with both hands and then take a few moments to read the card to show respect. In the U.K., more than in the U.S., colleagues will often just place their card on the table in a meeting, with less ceremony involved.
6. Get your company onboard with a cross-cultural awareness program.
By doing so, you can teach your team across regions how to interact effectively. This is especially important when employees are moving overseas, and trainings should include sessions on greetings, business etiquette and dining customs. These training sessions usually lead to many "aha!" moments.
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