wk 4 D - In the US productivity is generally measured to be...

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In the US, productivity is generally measured to be higher compared to Indian Offices (there are official figures around this). Small things make a lot of difference in this regard. For e.g., in US, people generally drink their tea, coffee on their seats reading / replying to mails. In India, we have long breaks for Tea, Coffee, Sutta. Meetings last only up to the scheduled time and no longer unlike India where 30 minutes meeting regularly run up to 45-60 minutes, and that also allows lunch breaks to be shorter. Strolls are not included in lunch break timings. All in all, focus is on work and getting the work done quickly is the first priority. China and Africa together have been said to have strong socialism skills. Individualism- collectivism refers to the relative importance of the interests of the individual versus the interests of the group. In collectivistic societies, the interests of the group take precedence over individual interests (Beamer, 2003). People see themselves as part of in-groups and the in-groups look after them in exchange for their loyalty. In individualistic cultures, the
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  • Summer '16
  • Bycer
  • Business, uncertainty avoidance, lunch break timings, people legitimate concern, strong socialism skills

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