El encuentro

El encuentro

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Reunión de 3 directores de compañías de diferentes países: Indonesia, US y Finlandia para elaborar directrices culturales para quienes se integren o trabajen en sus compañías.

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  • The meeting
  • Lunch of three directors of companies from three different countries
  • Hello how are you?
  • Hello. All right. I very well
  • Hi. Good,and you?
  • Different countries and cultures: Indonesia, the United States and Finland
  • Then we will have lunch here.
  • Well, as you know, the idea of ​​this meeting is to elaborate a series of guidelines for those who are about to join one of our companies.
  • Clear! And so they become familiar with certain protocols and expected behaviors in the organization.
  • Yes in this restaurant.
  • Of course! This meeting will be very useful since our cultures are very different.
  • Then at the restaurant ...
  • All right! In the meetings in Indonesia, the decision-making process is very long, with a slow and calm rhythm, with extensive discussions and a rigid attachment to the hierarchy. 
  • The Finns do not show much emotion, they are moderate people, so the greeting is a fairly sober practice. The Finns value the time very much, for that reason they are very punctual in the meetings. In general, the meetings usually last longer than they are is planned. It is a feminine society.
  • ...
  • Interesting! The Indonesians are not usually characterized by their punctuality or compliance with the agreed deadlines. Indonesians usually smile continuously and expect the other person to do the same. Although Indonesia has fully entered into modernity, it is a traditional society in which the role of women is still lower than that of men, but certainly far superior to that of other Muslim countries.
  • Americans value negotiators who act in a practical, fast and hard way. When they get results, they are anxious. They tend to be analytical and concepts are quickly abstracted. They are very rigid in terms of company policies. They usually follow the dictates of their bosses and superiors literally. Give gifts or invite food not to be accepted. They do not like mistakes but they appreciate honesty. 
  • The good bye
  • It was a good meeting. I hope to see you soon. Goodbye!
  • A pleasure to see them. See you soon!
  • Okay! let's start with the expected behavior in the meetings.
  • Umm! Compared to other cultures, the pace of negotiation for Americans is faster, because time is highly valued, time is money. For this reason many negotiations are specified in the first meeting and if not, often give in some aspects to accelerate the results. It is an individualistic society.
  • In Finland, democracy and equality are rights that are highly valued by all. This equality between social classes can be noticed in the behavior of people, in clothing, in homes, even in companies. Such is the case that in organizations they are flat and not hierarchical. The personal presentations are usually very brief accompanying them on occasion with a cup of coffee, to then focus the meeting on business issues and get to the point. The pace of business is fast, to the point. If you want to deliver a gift, it will be well received, it should not be a very valuable gift since It may be embarrassing to receive it.
  • Excellent meeting! See you later. Goodbye!
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