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Australia business culture

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An Export Import presentation on Australian Business Culture.
Thanks to Jessica Inez L. and Cynthia R. for the full support

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Australia business culture

  1. 1. Business Culture in Australia
  2. 2. Australia?
  3. 3. Total Population 22,262,501
  4. 4. Population by Age 18.10% 13.40% 42% 11.80% 14.70% 0 - 14 15 - 24 25 - 54 55 - 64 64 above
  5. 5. Ethnicity 92% White 7% Asian 1% Aboriginal and others
  6. 6. Language English Chinese Italian Greek Arabic and others…
  7. 7. Religion Protestant Catholic Eastern Orthodox Other Christian Buddhist Muslim and others…
  8. 8. Unemployment 5.2%
  9. 9. GDP 2012 USD 1520.6 bn
  10. 10. Exports Iron ore & concentrates Coal Gold Education-related travel Recreational travel
  11. 11. Imports Recreational travel Crude petroleum Refined petroleum Passenger motor vehicle Pharmaceuticals
  12. 12. Trade partners China Japan USA South Korea Singapore
  13. 13. That’s all about Australia
  14. 14. Business culture?
  15. 15. 🎭 Cultural Values 💼 Doing BusinessShared Values
  16. 16. 🎭 Cultural Values 💼 Doing BusinessShared Values
  17. 17. Equality of individuals Equality of gender Equality of opportunity Equality under law Freedom of speech Freedom of association Freedom of religion Peacefulness Shared Values
  18. 18. 💼 Doing BusinessShared Values 🎭 Cultural Values
  19. 19. Power distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty avoidance Long-term orientation 🎭 Cultural Values
  20. 20. 36 90 61 51 31 Power distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty avoidance Long-term orientation
  21. 21. Low power distance
  22. 22. 36 90 61 51 31 Power distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty avoidance Long-term orientation
  23. 23. Hierarchy for convenience
  24. 24. Superiors are accessible
  25. 25. Values expertise
  26. 26. Shares information
  27. 27. Informal and direct
  28. 28. High individualism
  29. 29. 36 90 61 51 31 Power distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty avoidance Long-term orientation
  30. 30. Expects self-reliance
  31. 31. Look after themselves and their families
  32. 32. Hiring and promotion based on merit
  33. 33. High masculinity
  34. 34. 36 90 61 51 31 Power distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty avoidance Long-term orientation
  35. 35. Winner takes all
  36. 36. Proud of their achievements
  37. 37. Conflicts are personal
  38. 38. Fair uncertainty avoidance
  39. 39. 36 90 61 51 31 Power distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty avoidance Long-term orientation
  40. 40. Values both generalists and experts
  41. 41. Flexible planner
  42. 42. Emotions are not shown
  43. 43. Willing to try new things
  44. 44. Short-term orientation
  45. 45. 36 90 61 51 31 Power distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty avoidance Long-term orientation
  46. 46. Focus in fulfilling traditions
  47. 47. Quarterly profit-or-loss reporting
  48. 48. Expects quick results
  49. 49. Needs the absolute truth
  50. 50. Low power distance High individualism High masculinity Fair uncertainty avoidance Short-term orientation 🎭 Cultural Values
  51. 51. 🎭 Cultural ValuesShared Values 💼 Doing Business
  52. 52. 💼 Doing Business Practices Relationships Etiquettes
  53. 53. Practices
  54. 54. Make appointments in advance
  55. 55. Working hours: 9 to 5
  56. 56. Working days: Mon to Fri
  57. 57. Be punctual
  58. 58. Lateness = careless
  59. 59. Everyone can decide
  60. 60. Focus on data, not emotions
  61. 61. Open and direct negotiations
  62. 62. Don’t rush decisions
  63. 63. No gift exchange
  64. 64. Relationships
  65. 65. Mr, Mrs, Miss?
  66. 66. First name = respect
  67. 67. Etiquettes
  68. 68. Maintain eye contact
  69. 69. Maintain personal space
  70. 70. Wear formal suits
  71. 71. No hard-selling
  72. 72. No visits on Easter and Christmas
  73. 73. No personal life topics
  74. 74. No V and Thumbs Up
  75. 75. 💼 Doing Business Modest and authentic Serious business Friendly language Direct negotiations Conservative attire
  76. 76. Conclusion
  77. 77. 🎭 Cultural Values 💼 Doing BusinessShared Values
  78. 78. Equality of individuals Equality of gender Equality of opportunity Equality under law Freedom of speech Freedom of association Freedom of religion Peacefulness Shared Values
  79. 79. Low power distance High individualism High masculinity Fair uncertainty avoidance Short-term orientation 🎭 Cultural Values
  80. 80. 💼 Doing Business Modest and authentic Serious business Friendly language Direct negotiations Conservative attire
  81. 81. All done!
  82. 82. Business Culture in Australia
  83. 83. References Gettyimages.com Valuesaustralia.com Tradingeconomics.com Mapsofworld.com Careerinfinance.com.au Cia.gov Worldbusinessculture.com Stuff.co.nz Kwikessentials.co.uk Communicaid (Doing business in Australia)
  84. 84. Credits Cynthia R. Jessica Inez L.

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