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MGMT 310 DB Week 3

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ahead of time. And when it comes to making decisions, they take their time coming to a final conclusion, whereas in the US decisions are sometimes made hastily (Priest, n.d.). Business meetings are usually formal, but business lunches can be held in informal locations, such as a pub. Lengthy eye contact can be considered rude in England while here in the US it is taken as a sign of confidence and conviction. Finally, personal questions are not asked, as privacy is very important. It can be difficult to assimilate to new cultures, but it is important to respect the individuals that one does business with. As managers, we must be sensitive to others’ needs and etiquettes and follow the unwritten rules of their culture and society. Every culture has a quirk in one way or another, but in order to successfully maintain a business relationship, all of these things must be considered. References Priest, M. (n.d.). United Kingdom, Britain, England Business Etiquette, Culture, & Manners. Retrieved from http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/united_kingdom.htm Doing Business in India. (2012). Kwintessential. Retrieved from http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/etiquette/doing-business-india.html India Business Culture. (n.d.). Business Maps of India. Retrieved from http://business.mapsofindia.com/india-business/business-culture.html
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