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Cultural differences presentation

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Cultural differences presentation

  1. 1. Business amongst Indians & Macedonians …<br />Manish Kungwani<br />Note: It is difficult to generalize 1.2 billion people<br /> and compare them with 2.4 million.<br />The purpose is to discuss the basic etiquettes and ways to achieve success in a team.<br />
  2. 2. Basic Values<br />India<br />Anti-leadership<br />Independent thoughts<br />Adamancy<br />Less factual<br />Strong Logical thought process<br />Quick Decisions<br />Economical<br />
  3. 3. Македонија<br />Leader is the Driver<br />Out of the box thinking<br />Brainstorming<br />Democratic<br />Swift<br />Economic<br />Sustainable<br />
  4. 4. Communication Media<br />India<br />Mostly online<br />Short term actual meetings<br />They tend to skip coffee<br />To the point with decisions<br />Disagreement<br />-Direct Arguments<br />-Long roundabout explanation<br />
  5. 5. Македонија<br />Mostly personal<br />Otherwise Telephonic<br />Long multipurpose meetings<br />Introductory socialization<br />Disagreement<br />-Direct Arguments<br />-Factual statements<br />
  6. 6. How to talk to them?<br />India<br />Talk about family<br />Discuss less about politics and corruption, but more on economy<br />Discuss the efficiency and project costs<br />A tea or coffee is sufficient<br />Compliment Indian food and you will be a friend<br />If you are a guest, you do not pay<br />
  7. 7. Македонија<br />Cultural exchange is advised<br />Accept their hospitality (even if its too much)<br />Arguments can stretch, so stick to slanted talk<br />Alcohol or coffee will help you blend in<br />History and national feeling shouldn’t be hurt!<br />
  8. 8. Thank You<br />For an Macedonian,<br />Nationality is Pride!<br />For an Indian, <br />अतिथीदेवोभवः|<br />(Respect of a guest is paramount)<br />(& So is money!)<br />

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