Japanese will never say no, the most negative response you would hear would be something like, “That would be difficult”. Similarly in China, they’ll say “We’ll consider that.” In Asian countries, guests and superiors are never corrected in meetings or teleconferences. They’ll simply say “yes”. In a hierarchical culture like India’s, there’s a lot of deference to senior people, either by age or level Those signs are obscene in places like Brazil, Australia, Spain and Middle East. “ Give me a heads up when issues arise” “ Let’s wrap up the project by June” vs “Let’s complete the project by June” Contrary opinions are OK with US, UK, Germany, Australia, Scandinavia and Israel (can have shoutings in meeting, but nothing personal), even in the presence of superiors. Asian workers are less so.
In early phases of a project life cycle: Resource needs are usually lowest The level of uncertainty (risk) is highest Project stakeholders have the greatest opportunity to influence the project In middle phases of a project life cycle: The certainty of completing a project improves More resources are needed The final phase of a project life cycle focuses on: Ensuring that project requirements were met The sponsor approves completion of the project