Cultural Differences –Working with Americans                     Vadym Radchenko                          March, 2013
Agenda▪ How I selected the subject… - Story▪ Culture iceberg▪ US Culture characteristics▪ Examples & Tips▪ Conclusion 
Story
What is Culture…        …anything created by        human beings –        anything which is not        natural world.
Action-oriented culture where            time dominates life• Everybody is always busy.• Actions are quick and decisive.• ...
Individualistic cultureWho you are and what you do matters more than who your           family is, and where you grew up.
Positive culture
Culture differences - Schedules         • Being on time is a prerequisite for a           productive business relationship...
Culture differences – Low Context
Feedback and Praise
Feedback and Praise        When expressing        disagreement, use careful        language, for e.g., “I see        your ...
Power – less hierarchical than others
Effective E-mail usageleaving the message unanswered in your inbox is an indicationthat either the message or the sender i...
Voice Mail
Order and Lines
Talk to unknown people
Firm handshake
Preparing Resume
How far is it?
The EndIdeas and implementation   Vadym Radchenko                  Email    niceshaman@gmail.com                 Twitter  ...
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    1. 1. Cultural Differences –Working with Americans Vadym Radchenko March, 2013
    2. 2. Agenda▪ How I selected the subject… - Story▪ Culture iceberg▪ US Culture characteristics▪ Examples & Tips▪ Conclusion 
    3. 3. Story
    4. 4. What is Culture… …anything created by human beings – anything which is not natural world.
    5. 5. Action-oriented culture where time dominates life• Everybody is always busy.• Actions are quick and decisive.• Wasting time is something that is not tolerated.
    6. 6. Individualistic cultureWho you are and what you do matters more than who your family is, and where you grew up.
    7. 7. Positive culture
    8. 8. Culture differences - Schedules • Being on time is a prerequisite for a productive business relationship • Missing a deadline is a major professional blunder; it is a sign of being untrustworthy. • Trying to schedule or reschedule a meeting last-minute is not appreciated, and could be seen as a sign of disrespect.
    9. 9. Culture differences – Low Context
    10. 10. Feedback and Praise
    11. 11. Feedback and Praise When expressing disagreement, use careful language, for e.g., “I see your point, and while I agree with some of what you have said, I have the impression …”
    12. 12. Power – less hierarchical than others
    13. 13. Effective E-mail usageleaving the message unanswered in your inbox is an indicationthat either the message or the sender is not important for you
    14. 14. Voice Mail
    15. 15. Order and Lines
    16. 16. Talk to unknown people
    17. 17. Firm handshake
    18. 18. Preparing Resume
    19. 19. How far is it?
    20. 20. The EndIdeas and implementation Vadym Radchenko Email niceshaman@gmail.com Twitter @VadymR Produced by Vadym Radchenko ©
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