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
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