In doing cross-cultural business, situations involving saving face frequently arise. In my experience, saving face means handling situations so that neither you nor your counterpart would feel embarrassed or ashamed by your words or actions. Saving face becomes particularly important in business cultures with strong indirect communication styles. This includes most of Asia and Africa. […]
Filed Under Culture Competence Tags: Africa, Asia, Becky DeStigter, business cultures, cross-cultural business, Dutch, Hong Tu, How to Manage Face in China, indirect communications, international, international business, Mike Black, Netherlands, Saving Face in Business, Sweden, Thailand, The International Entrepreneur
The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on the Netherlands: an Interview with Dutch Business Coach, Roland van Leusden
Filed Under Culture Competence Tags: Business Coach, Chamber of Commerce Netherlands, Cultural Tips on the Netherlands, cut flowers and bulbs, doing business in the Netherlands, Dutch, Dutch business culture, Dutch Chamber of Commerce, entrepreneur, freedom, international business, Netherlands, precision engineering, Roland van Leusden, sales professional, The International Entrepreneur, trade and logistics, water management
This week’s interview is about one of my favorite business cultures – the Netherlands. Experienced sales professional, business coach, and entrepreneur Roland van Leusden shares his perspective of how the Dutch business culture helps make the Netherlands such an international business powerhouse despite its relative size. What do you see as unique cultural characteristics of the […]
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@jht4x4 No, but plenty hold similar points of view. I was glad to see Flynn get the boot!