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German Business - Wrinkles and Debate

German Business – Wrinkles and Debate

Are German business executives more likely to frown than to smile? Will an international business meeting with Germany turn into a debate? When negotiating with Germany, you must first understand the cultural characteristics that make them so serious and so successful.

Germany emerged as the European leader in driving growth. Some countries have achieved many things in the field of international business. There are companies that avoid Germans believing them too suddenly; too possible to argue; and too skeptical. Some consider other European countries to be friendlier and easier to do business.

Perception is not necessarily reality

A smile is overvalued. For more than five years, I worked for German executives. They are excellent negotiators and outstanding drivers of international business. With a better understanding, the cultural issues behind German business behavior, meetings, relationships and opportunities will increase.

Here are some concepts of German business culture:

Germany remains on schedule. This is a culture that is disturbed when the train is one minute late. Timeliness is in their DNA. Meetings will begin and end on time, no matter how sudden it might appear;

The German business expression is, “Dienst ist Dienst und Schnapps ist Schnapps,” or work is work and drink is drink. In other words, there is a clear line between German business executives and personal life. Some small talk creeps up on their personal discomfort, so they tend to reduce it;

Most German executives have a high sense of humor

After laughing, their smiles quickly faded. Sitting in public with a grin on your face looks strange, like there are several types of mental problems. This is a common trait in many European countries, not only Deutschland;

Germany asks a lot of direct questions, and emerges quickly to enter business debates. In Germany, questions and debates tend to increase understanding and help create more ideas and choices. Even when a German executive likes a proposal, they will encourage you to make sure it’s strong;

Duties and commitments are important for Germans

When an American says, “I will do my best,” it means they will try, but they are not committed to success. When German executives promise to do their best, they will apply their greatest efforts and are likely to succeed. Germany expects a clear commitment to a plan.

Once you understand cultural issues

it’s easier to adapt to business discussions. Be on time and ready to start at the appointed time. Minimize small talk and don’t ask personal questions. They will enjoy jokes, but don’t expect a smirk. Be prepared for a good debate with data backup. Don’t take challenges personally. Push back, when you disagree. Be firm and clear about commitment

There are countries in Europe and around the world that seem friendlier and more pleasant for business. Friendship and pleasure can cause delay, ambiguity, and failure. In addition to comfort, German business people: make sense of what they are pROFIT… READ MORE ...

Foreign Market Extortion and Regulations Considered - It's a Part of Doing Business

Foreign Market Extortion and Regulations Considered – It’s a Part of Doing Business

If you do international business for any length of time eventually you get into a pickle with bribes, kick-back requests, extortion, or regulatory fines all based on and originating due to domestic competition and crony capitalism. Yes, I know it’s amazing the shenanigans that go on in the US sometimes, and if you are na?ve and think it doesn’t happen here too with our own government regulators, lobbyists, politicians, and cut-throat competition, then I bet I can tell you who you voted for in the last presidential election, and whose bumper sticker you’ll be toting around this time again. Okay so, let’s talk shall we?

Even with all that goes on in the US

it’s a far better cry than doing business as an American company in a foreign nation. But, rather than me just complain about the issue, let’s turn this into a class show-and-tell case study for you, as I don’t want anyone emailing me and telling me I don’t know what I’m talking about here today.

Okay so, on June 15, 2012 their time

China Economic Review had a rather interesting article pretty much admitting the reality of the challenges that US firms have doing business in the country. The Economic Review of China indicated that the government regulators have slapped a large US retailer with another fine of over a half a million dollars and made an example of them in their media. Claiming that;

“Government agencies say the retailer sells sesame oil containing benzopyrene and illegal high-level squid with dangerous cadmium levels. The chemical is a carcinogen and is considered dangerous to human health. The accusation came as part of China’s annual food security week, when the government usually accuses foreign companies of violating regulations. “

Last year

the same US company was hit by a disproportionately fake pork labeling scandal and it was actually a Chinese vendor who made mistakes and lied to retailers, but the retailer got good and bad press. This time the story is almost the same. In this case we have an unethical food processing company and sales company that sells to major US food retailers in China, most of whom have to buy perishable goods locally, and it is better to buy most of their supplies in their countries as well.

However, the same vendor pulled fast, and instead of chasing them, they placed all responsibility and fines on retailers who trusted the Chinese companies they bought, then the government said; “Look, we have a food policy!” However, this might come as a reaction to our own FDA now with offices in China examining food on the way here, many of which were rejected for various reasons similar to the chemical and carcinogen levels discussed above. Please consider all of this and think about it.… READ MORE ...

Type Your Way to Success, Get an Online Typist Job

Type Your Way to Success, Get an Online Typist Job

Anyone can type, that is a fact. Whether you type with just your index fingers or if you have mastered Typing 101, you are capable of doing it.

Online typist jobs do not require people who type the appropriate way. Although knowing how to do it the right way is important, most online jobs just care more about the content of your composition. Experience in typing will make you faster as time goes by.

Online typist jobs may sound demanding but it is as simple as it sounds. The only skill you need is that you can type. Make sure it makes sense though. Your article should be in accordance with the topic or subject you are assigned to write about. Check your grammar and spelling. If you have a hard time doing so, there is always the spell and grammar check feature at most document-related applications and software.

Make sure you understand the topic being discussed. It would make composing easier. It would allow creative ideas to flow out of your brain, figuratively speaking. Add facts and data that would help support your article.

Online typist jobs are not just secretary-type jobs. You have to be able to express yourself in English effectively to be able to convey the message you mean to impart to the reading public. You do not have to use really deep words to impress readers. Making use of lay man’s terms will make it easier to understand. The thoughts are more impressive than the vocabulary.

If you are interested in online typist jobs, it would be helpful to be at least knowledgeable about the topic assigned to you. Type as fast you can to be able to accomplish the said task before the indicated deadline. Check on your article every now and then to make sure you have typed words correctly and that you did not miss out on any words.

If you are comfortable in typing at the comfort of your own home, then online typist jobs is best suited for you.… READ MORE ...

Work at Home Typing Jobs - How to Find a Legitimate Work at Home Typing Job

Work at Home Typing Jobs – How to Find a Legitimate Work at Home Typing Job

With the recession in full swing it’s not surprising that many people are turning to the Internet to try to find a way to supplement their income. Others just want the opportunity to stay at home and look after their children but still contribute to the family finances. A great way to do this is through work at home typing jobs.

Finding a legitimate work at home typing job

There are hundreds of type at home opportunities available online, but unfortunately many of these are scams so it is important to carefully research any program before paying the joining fee.

The following are some tips you should take into consideration:

Try to get recommendations from friends and family – if you know of anyone already making money online it is always best to get advice from someone you know and trust.

  Search online forums – look for ‘work at home forums’ on Google or another search engine and browse the forum for discussions on work at home typing jobs. Read reviews or get involved in the discussions by asking questions.

  Read as many reviews as you can online.

  Make sure there is a money back guarantee – that way if the program doesn’t work for you at least you can get your money back.

  Read the sales page and terms and conditions carefully. Often a sales page that makes ridiculous income claims is one that shouldn’t be believed. You’ll just have to use your common sense here, but remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  Be realistic in your income expectations – even if the income claims aren’t overhyped you can be sure that you won’t start making that much straight away. Although you CAN start making money very quickly with work at home typing jobs, your income will probably start small and increase as you gain more experience.

Although there are many type at home scams on the Internet, there are also some very genuine work at home typing courses and programs available that can teach you everything you need to know to earn at least $100 a day.… READ MORE ...

How to Use Office Coffee Services

How to Use Office Coffee Services

When the office coffee service goes into business, there are a number of things they can provide. This service can offer office workers the opportunity to take caffeinated drinks without leaving their desks. Not only can they provide delivery of hot drinks at the table, but they can also deliver to the staff room and offer many people choices over many products and services.

People who work in cubicles or who work in office buildings may feel that it takes too long to walk to the location to get hot drinks. When they leave and return, there may not be time to drink or relax. If no location is even close enough, a worker may not even have a choice and may have to leave without drinking during lunch or rest.

A service that enters the workforce will have their own hot drinks. They will have a variety of flavors available for people to try. This unique mixture can be a popular hit with those who buy it. Office workers may be used to special tastes and special orders all the time.

Many services know when to take a break and will make sure they arrive during those important times. When they arrive at work at the right time, they know that they will maximize their business and sales. A busy place will offer many employees who will work in various locations. They may have the same business name and snack choices, but will branch out to many service points at once. These companies can target only breaks or may arrive at recess and lunch.

Besides hot drinks, they can also sell snacks and snacks. Snacks may be suitable for hot liquids or can be bought alone. These items can be made at home or baked at a local bakery. There may be different items available every day or the same options and options can be served with each shipment.

In some cases there may be special offers for ordering drinks with snacks. Additional features that can help someone save money at rest time. When someone budgeted for their snack purchase, knowing that it was a combo and the deal could help keep expenses low.

Services that specialize in the preparation and delivery of hot drinks may have a list of regular clients available. They can visit this business each and every day at the specified time. With regular sales and clients, these companies can make big profits.

Using office coffee service opportunities to deliver coffee, can help office crews get hot drinks and snacks that can help them through the day. When places are too far away to get the items needed, it makes sense to send them. These companies can help meet the needs of the office. They help provide hot drinks and snacks delivered when there may not be time to get out. In some situations, the entire meeting can get their coffee sent so that the meeting can proceed without interruption.… READ MORE ...

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