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Nvt presentation

Slides used during the presentation of Arco Kats at the NVT conference june 5th 2013

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Nvt presentation

  1. 1. Dutch behaviour abroadCommunication and culture
  2. 2. Culture
  3. 3. Some facts• Some facts about The Netherlands:– The Dutch are the tallest people in the world– The Netherlands was the first country thatlegalised same sex marriages– The Dutch are the biggest coffee consumersin the world– 86% of the Dutch speak English– The Dutch export 81mln p/year in 2010 DanceMusic
  4. 4. Perception
  5. 5. Where cultures clash
  6. 6. Respect
  7. 7. Describe a snowman• Take some time to describe a snowman
  8. 8. The snowmanFacts• - 0 degrees• Two balls of snow• Put together• Sometimes with a broom• Etc…Storytelling• His name is….• He is lonely, thinking…• Etc.. Etc…
  9. 9. Culture• Power distance• Individualism vs Collectivism• Uncertainty avoidance• Masculinity vs Femininity• Long term orientation• Universalism vs Particularism• Neutral vs Emotional• Specific vs Diffuse• Achievement vs Ascription• Past vs Future• Internal control vs external control
  10. 10. What would you do?• Your friend has caused a car accident– The pedestrian he has hit is dead– The police askes you what happened– Your friend has driven too fast– The pedestrian is a child– The pedestrian was suicidal– It is an unknown country without civil rights
  11. 11. Is it better to be Honest?• Politics• Religion• Sexuality• Authority• Independency• Truth or Face• You or the other
  12. 12. Working internationallySituation:You have found a major mistake in the workof one of your superiors.- What do you do, at home?- When you are abroad?
  13. 13. Conclusions
  14. 14. Thank You@arcokatswww.arcokats.nlwww.hettrainingsbureau.nl

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Slides used during the presentation of Arco Kats at the NVT conference june 5th 2013

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