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1. In a short summary highlight the differences from the aspects of culture and marketing values of Westerners as compared to Asians.
So to help you prepare for the true cultural immersion of interning abroad in Asia, we’ve put together a shortlist of curious contrasts between Eastern and Western work environments. We hope it will help you hurdle some of the corporate cultural differences you’re likely to experience during your internship abroad. Read on to find helpful internship tips for the Asian workplace! Major corporate cultural differences between Western and Eastern workplaces So, what are some unexpected differences in an Eastern workplace? If you’re currently interning in Asia and wondering what the heck is going on, it might be a cultural difference, like…
When it comes to relationships in business, it can be tricky to know what’s expected when we head off to a new country. The first step towards success in this area is simply understanding that expectations may be different to what you’re used to. In the West, people tend to prefer formal meetings in which to engage in business activities. While they’re at work, they’re working, and it’s fairly common for employees to avoid building close relationships with each other. That said, the occasional office get-together provides the opportunity to bond through any mutual embarrassment that may ensue. In terms of the employee’s relationships with the company they work for, Western societies have lesser expectations as to whether corporations take care of their workers beyond what is required by law. The majority of Westerners likely wouldn't be surprised by a company terminating their contract as a result of poor performance. Similarly, employees have no issue leaving their current employment to greener pastures if the opportunity comes up. In the East, instead of keeping relationships strictly professional, personal sharing and the development of closer long term bonds is favored and encouraged. There is a desire to form relationships with colleagues, something which requires time and trust to create, and individuals can often feel offended or shamed if others do not reciprocate. Efforts to develop these relationships are commonplace. In Japan, for

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