How To Skyrocket Your Corporate Communication Skills To Irresistible Levels In 23 Countries
For any business to develop in today's globalized environment, cultural barriers in communication must be understood and overcome.
Studies report productivity increase by 30% through cross-cultural communication training
and 72% of companies that fail to provide them report frequent miscommunication issues during global business dealings.
Richard D. Lewis, British linguist at CrossCulture, has now charted communication patterns followed by business cultures in 23 different countries.
National Communication Patterns By CrossCulture
Polish business communications rely on emotional appeals, strategic aggression, and factual dialogue ending in final pragmatic conclusions.
Americans prefer clarifying their objectives right from the get-go, and push for concessions on both ends of the table to reach a rapid conclusion.
As with Americans, Canadian business culture tends to embrace directness, but seeks greater harmony through its dialogue and actions.
They prefer building up to professional matters, first establishing a rapport, after which they tend to stall while negotiating.
Relies on fact-oriented discussions around metrics from past trends to propose a future course, and will undergo few rounds of counter-proposals before reaching an agreement.
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