Common cross-cultural issues for business people developing relationships with cultures different from their own
Not being proactive and adapting to different cultural business expectations. It’s all too easy to get off on the wrong foot and become reactive.
Not understanding how formality, hierarchy and timing can affect business. These things have a tremendous impact on negotiations and decision-making.
Being perceived as too aggressive or impatient in our business approach. Business often takes longer with different cultures and countries, so plan accordingly.
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