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Cultural diversity is an integral part of the business environment. By having a cultural diverse workforce, employees can gain new perspectives on business issues as well as an in-depth understanding ...

Cultural diversity is an integral part of the business environment. By having a cultural diverse workforce, employees can gain new perspectives on business issues as well as an in-depth understanding of diverse business environments.To find out more information send us an email at info@virtualteambuilders.com with cultural diversity in the subject line.

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  • Cultural Diversity Claire Sookman www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com
  • List of Countries Argentina Hong Kong South Africa Australia India South Korea Brazil Israel Sweden Canada Mexico Taiwan Colombia New Zealand United Kingdom Denmark Norway United States Germany Singapore Links & References www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com
  • AUSTRALIA Location • Australia is a continent and a country in the Southern Hemisphere • Lying to the south of Southeast Asia, and dividing the Indian and South Pacific Oceans www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com View slide
  • AUSTRALIA Currency Australian Dollar Language The official language is English www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com View slide
  • AUSTRALIA Working Hours • 38 hours per week Business Culture • Australian organizations are fairly non-hierarchical in their structure • Little attention is paid to titles and rankings within organizations www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com
  • AUSTRALIA Business Dress Code • Dark suits and ties are the standard dress • Women wear business suits • Dress for hot weather most of the year, ensure lightweight and cool clothing www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com
  • AUSTRALIA Meetings Etiquette and Customs • Punctuality is required • Few minutes of small talk before starting the meeting is very common. • Prepared agendas are followed closely What is Appropriate or not in Business Meetings • Humor is acceptable and expected in business situations www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com
  • AUSTRALIA Negotiation and Communication • Australians tend to be direct • Top management are the decision makers • Objective process of negotiation focusing on facts www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com
  • AUSTRALIA Body Language • Direct eye contact demonstrates attention and sincerity • Shake hands to men and women Dinning Etiquette • Always arrive on time or a few minutes early • Keep your hands above the table and elbows off the table www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com
  • AUSTRALIA Society, Culture and Religion • Australians enjoy talking about sports. Politics and religion are serious topics. • More than 11 million Australians aged 15 or over take part in sport or other physical activity. • The country is predominantly Christian but people are free to practice any religion they choose www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com
  • Links & References • Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/australia/ • Central Intelligency Agency: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/as.html Retrieved on February 2010 Research and design by: Dina Daza, Nathan Kim, Hilary Yamasaky www.virtualteambuilders.com Copyright Virtual Team Builders 2010 www.virtualteambuilders.wordpress.com