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(Mainly Business ) Communication patterns in some countries

 
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: (Mainly Business ) Communication patterns in some countries Reply with quote

What do you think? Is this fairly accurate? Too bad they didn't include the Arab world, though.

http://static.businessinsider.com/image/5330a4796bb3f781110e24cb/image.gif

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John
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JN



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I wouldn't react like the American pattern, though I do hail from that area of the world. Maybe I've just dealt with Germans for too long.
The German one seems to be very accurate, in my opinion.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear JN,

They're all "generalizations," of course, but from what limited experience I've had with "business types" in the States, it seems pretty accurate in the main to me.

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John
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JN



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I agree (from the little I know), but for me, personally, it would be different. I didn't like debate in school, so I can see why the American pattern doesn't fit for me.

I was just looking at the Dutch pattern and it reminded me that sometimes I have heard Germans get into long debates, but I don't know if this would spill over into the business context.
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wonderingjoesmith



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems the Chinese one fits people who want business communications. On mainland, willingness is often enough, and, yes, it's about the harmony and faces which to me is more humane than the American monopolizing model.
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Shroob



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wonderingjoesmith wrote:
It seems the Chinese one fits people who want business communications. On mainland, willingness is often enough, and, yes, it's about the harmony and faces which to me is more humane than the American monopolizing model.


Ah, I can't stand it. I'd much rather them get to the point and cut the bull.
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