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The German mind vs. the Russian soul

German business people are seen as cold and distant by the more people-oriented Russians. They appear to be fixated on one thing, one project, precise terms of contract and numbers. They negotiate with a company and not with individuals, even if they welcome positive personal working relationships. Germans separate their personal feelings from the objective […]

Cultural mix in cooperation with Luxembourg

Luxembourg companies are usually well structured and organized. Following the German model, there are often extensive administrative processes, and following the French model, hierarchies are strongly differentiated. The working style prevalent in Luxembourg is also often described by workers who have already worked in various neighboring European countries as a Franco-German mix. The German way […]

Cultural Differences – South Africa

In today’s democratic South Africa, multi-culturalism has become a way of life with a lot of open-mindedness and global thinking. In the Rainbow Nation you will meet about 70 percent black Africans, but also many different ethnic groups. 16 percent of the population is white. The Boers are the descendants of the Dutch colonial power. […]

Cultural Differences – Kenya

Kenya unites around 40 ethnic groups (Bantu (65 percent), among which are Kikuyu (20 percent), Luhya (14 percent), Kamba (11 percent)) and Nilots (approx. 30 percent), among which are Luo (13 percent), Kalenjin (12 percent), Massai (1.6 percent) and others) as well as a large number of immigrant Indians, Pakistanis, Arabs and Chinese. This multi-ethnic […]

Cultural Differences – Russia

When establishing business relations in Russia for the first time, contacting potential business partners can be the first major hurdle. In Russia, personal contact is preferred. Just writing is perceived as too impersonal and dispassionate. Russians expect to best assess their interlocutors by meeting face to face. For this reason alone, faxes and e-mails often […]

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