International business comic strip:Russia

International business comic strip:Russia
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Kimberly and Shadae

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  • Russian Women in Business
  • Western women working in Russia will be showered with old-fashioned courtesies but may find themselves being less respected in meetings.
  • High percentage of the workforce is female, there is very few woman in senior management position.
  • Business Dress Code in Russia
  • Women mostly wear business suits or blouses or skirts.
  • To look smart and appear to be expensively dressed as this enhances credibility.
  • Men would tend to wear a dark suit or jacket and trousers with a tie.
  • Management Style in Russia
  • The boss is expected to issue direct instructions for subordinates to follow.
  • Middle managers have little power over strategy or input in significant strategic decisions.
  • The most powerful middle managers are the ones who have the most immediate entree to the decision maker at the top of the organization.
  • Russian Business Teams
  • Team work is best together when the relationships amongst the group are close.
  • The team leader is expected to play a domineering role and is to issue precise detailed instructions and then supervise ongoing progress.
  •  Top Tips of Russia
  • Tip 2: Law-breaking and rule avoidance have been promoted to an art form in a country where the state has, for centuries, been seen as the enemy.
  • Tip 1: With the country in the state of total flux, Russian attitudes to business can vary widely from sector to sector, and from region to region.
  • Russian Business Structure
  • Therefore, when dealing with potential clients or joint-venture partner in Russia, it is absolutely essential to make sure that the right person is being dealt with.
  • Russian companies tend to be driven by one strong central figure who will make strategic decisions with little or consultations with anyone other than a handful of close trusted advisors.
  • There remains a general suspicion of strangers in Russian society and any attempt to bring together teams from different strands of an organization can be problematic.
  • Tip 3:In a country where the rule of law has all but broken down, the only that can be relied upon in the business context is a strong relationship upon which the business is based.
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