Business Observations In the north people are direct they see time as money and

Business observations in the north people are direct

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Business Observations : In the north, people are direct, they see time as money, and therefor they are more direct and get down to business after only a brief period of social talk. Perhaps this would be a risk that female business owners should take into consideration. On the flip side, in the south, people take a more leisurely approach to life and want to get to know the people with whom they do business and the Masculinity score isn’t as high in the South, so depending on the business, this may be a good opportunity for women or family owned businesses. Italians prefer to do business with high-ranking people so outsiders may need to be aware that they must go to the top for answers. Hierarchy is the foundation of Italian business. Italians respect power and age, and they want to be respected by those they deal with.
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Negotiations are often prolonged and high-pressure sales tactics should never be used. References : Hofstede, G. (2019). Hofstede Insights. Country Comparison – Italy . Retrieved from: Central Intelligence Agency. (n.d.) The World Factbook – Italy . Retrieved from: Commisceo Global. (2019). Country Culture Guides – Italy . Retrieved from: - global.com/resources/country-guides/italy-guide Mind Tools (2019). Understanding Culture – Hofstede’s Cultural dimensions . Retrieved from:
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