Nowadays, organizations of all sizes search for suppliers on a global level. International competition, foreign suppliers, and global sourcing may become a danger, but they may also create huge opportunities to develop your business. The increasingly global business environment requires purchasers to approach the negotiation process from the global business person’s point of view.
When you understand the personal, national, or organizational culture of your negotiation counterpart, then you can seek to align with them and hence gain greater influence. In this presentation, we attempt to bring these patterns of awareness to your attention:
Cross Cultural Communications and Negotiations
Hall’s Context, Chronomics, and Proxemics
Hofstede’s Five Key Elements of Culture
Paralanguage and Tips on Negotiation Better
So what?...you say. Given that cultural differences exist, the issue becomes how do they influence negotiations. Even though language molds thinking, other cultural classifications have a pervasive effect on how the world is perceived, how the self is experienced, and how life is organized.
Learning to communicate and negotiate business across cultural boundaries is paramount as today’s workplace rapidly changes because:
The business environment expands to include various geographic locations and span numerous cultures and,
The United States becomes more multi-culturally and ethnically diverse.