 A federal parliamentary republic in western-central
Europe.
 Consists of 16 states and its capital and largest city is
...
 The Celts are believed to be the first inhabitants of Germany.
 German rulers were also usually heads of the Holy Roman...
•Second German Reich, consisting of the North and South
German states, was born.
•The Second German Empire collapsed follo...
 After WWII Germany split into two parts East Germany and
West Germany.
 The Berlin Wall built in 1961 to stop East Germ...
 Germany is a modern, advanced society.
 High level of gender equality, promotes disability rights.
 Until the mid-1990...
 Culture in Germany has been shaped by major
intellectual and popular currents in Europe.
 Historically Germany has been...
 People from Germany love to celebrate when and wherever the
chance arises.
 Some of the famous festivals of Germany are
 Carnival (Karneval)
 Oktoberfest
 Fusion
 Leipzig Wave-Goth Festival
• Highly hierarchical with strongly defined roles.
• The Germans are averse to the "open-office" principle that has
become...
 Command is much more a top-down than a bottom-up affair.
 The proper term for German "teamwork" is probably "consensus-...
The German style management is unique for its:
 “Competence first” principle
 Rule-oriented and hierarchy focus on task
...
 They generally seek market share rather than market
domination
 German companies despise price competition
 They engag...
 The German manager concentrates intensely on two objectives:
a) Product quality
b) Product service
 High premium on cus...
 German industry works closely with government
 The German Industrial Norms.
 Established through consultation between ...
 Their authority and strong leadership are based on
technical expertise and the employees respect this
knowledge
 Leader...
 loyalty in German companies is Very high
 Self-satisfaction is based on their contribution to
company’ success
 German...
 “Time is money” for the Germans
 The promise of a faithful adherence deadlines is an
advantage for customers
 There is...
 In a working team the leader has final word on
decisions
 This allows the management style to be more decisive
and quic...
 Stubborn & Argumentative
 Tradition
 Coldness
 Humor
 Creative
 Orderly
 On the whole, Germans prefer to carry out tasks in a
meaningful, planned sequence. They generally get more
satisfaction ...
Germany- history,culture,society,organizational structure and approach to management
Germany- history,culture,society,organizational structure and approach to management
Germany- history,culture,society,organizational structure and approach to management
Germany- history,culture,society,organizational structure and approach to management
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  1. 1.  A federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.  Consists of 16 states and its capital and largest city is Berlin.  Most populous member state in the European Union.  Major economic and political power of the European continent
  2. 2.  The Celts are believed to be the first inhabitants of Germany.  German rulers were also usually heads of the Holy Roman .  After the defeat of Napoléon at Waterloo and North German Confederation was formed.  Otto von Bismarck became prime minister.  He unified all of Germany in a series of three wars against > Denmark (1864) > Austria (1866) > France (1871)
  3. 3. •Second German Reich, consisting of the North and South German states, was born. •The Second German Empire collapsed following the defeat of the German armies in 1918. •The Social Democrats, led by Friedrich Ebert and Philipp Scheidemann established a moderate state with Elbert as president. •By 1932, the German Communist Party and the Nazi Party controlled the majority of German parliament. •President von Hindenburg made Adolf Hitler the chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933. •His invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, precipitated World War II. •After some dazzling initial successes Germany surrendered unconditionally to Soviet military commanders on May 8, 1945.
  4. 4.  After WWII Germany split into two parts East Germany and West Germany.  The Berlin Wall built in 1961 to stop East Germans from escaping to West Germany.  On the night of Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was dismantled, making reunification all but inevitable.  On Oct. 3, 1990, Germany became a united and sovereign state for the first time since 1945.
  5. 5.  Germany is a modern, advanced society.  High level of gender equality, promotes disability rights.  Until the mid-1990s the opinion was widespread that Germany is not a country of immigration.  Controlled immigration should be initiated based on qualification standards.  Since the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Germany's national image has changed.  Germany has been named the world's second most valued nation among 50 countries .
  6. 6.  Culture in Germany has been shaped by major intellectual and popular currents in Europe.  Historically Germany has been called Das Land der Dichter und Denker (the country of poets and thinkers).  There are over 240 subsidized theatres.  Orchestras, thousands of museums.  More than 25,000 libraries.
  7. 7.  People from Germany love to celebrate when and wherever the chance arises.  Some of the famous festivals of Germany are
  8. 8.  Carnival (Karneval)  Oktoberfest  Fusion  Leipzig Wave-Goth Festival
  9. 9. • Highly hierarchical with strongly defined roles. • The Germans are averse to the "open-office" principle that has become popular in North America and some other societies. • Once Germans have their roles within the company context, they endeavor to stay within those roles and adhere to the rules.
  10. 10.  Command is much more a top-down than a bottom-up affair.  The proper term for German "teamwork" is probably "consensus- seeking“.  Consensual input from both employers and employees can make the decision making process slow.
  11. 11. The German style management is unique for its:  “Competence first” principle  Rule-oriented and hierarchy focus on task accomplishment  Continuous investment in Human Resources  High quality and innovation orientation
  12. 12.  They generally seek market share rather than market domination  German companies despise price competition  They engage in what German managers describe as "Leistung swettb ewerb" , competition on the basis of excellence in their products and services
  13. 13.  The German manager concentrates intensely on two objectives: a) Product quality b) Product service  High premium on customer satisfaction  Style a product to suit a customer's wishes.  A German manager believes deeply in good-quality production line and a good-quality product  Relations between German managers and workers are often close
  14. 14.  German industry works closely with government  The German Industrial Norms.  Established through consultation between industry and government  No one encourages litigation if there is no clear sign of genuine and deliberate injury  Frequent litigation is regarded as reflecting more on the accuser than on the accused.
  15. 15.  Their authority and strong leadership are based on technical expertise and the employees respect this knowledge  Leadership style is authoritarian but also participative  Managers usually remain in one firm throughout their careers
  16. 16.  loyalty in German companies is Very high  Self-satisfaction is based on their contribution to company’ success  German management is consensual; managers avoid litigations and prefer to focus on labor interests and good labor relations
  17. 17.  “Time is money” for the Germans  The promise of a faithful adherence deadlines is an advantage for customers  There is no improvisation at work  Strategies draw up a long-term planning
  18. 18.  In a working team the leader has final word on decisions  This allows the management style to be more decisive and quick in execution  From minute to minute, Germans do not welcome distractions, interruptions, digressions or unexpected new directions  Although they don’t like distractions but they do not reject creativity
  19. 19.  Stubborn & Argumentative  Tradition  Coldness  Humor  Creative  Orderly
  20. 20.  On the whole, Germans prefer to carry out tasks in a meaningful, planned sequence. They generally get more satisfaction from completion and delivery than from starting and exploring  Their system is not as innovative, aggressive, or results- oriented as the United States management style  Germans tend to opt for a linear approach. They see time as a passing train - each carry a window of opportunity to be used productively

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