W2Q2 #2.docx - A country with different cultural norms in the workplace compared ours is Indonesia Indonesia’s business environment differs from ours

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A country with different cultural norms in the workplace compared ours is Indonesia. Indonesia’s business environment differs from ours in many ways including communication styles and the way business meetings are conducted. Indonesians are much slower decision makers because they believe in building relationships first. “Business is often done on a golf course, or over a meal, probably breakfast. Dinners are common for socializing and further developing relationships,” (Forrest & Bidgood, 2018). Indonesians view relationships as mandatory for long term success and are willing to take extra time to build them. Our culture differs in that sense because our corporate environment doesn't require strong relationships in order to make business decisions. Often times we make decisions based on price and timeliness. Our culture is more concerned with getting things done quickly rather than building relationships. It is very common for Americans to be disloyal to brands and go with whoever offers the best price or can get the job done quickest, the opposite of Indonesia.
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