Communication is key to success. The world is more connected than ever before and sending an email is done in less than a minute. Even though communication has never been so instantaneous, you may still face some communication challenges.
By hiring a Comvort agency, you benefit from local teams positioned globally that have a wealth of experience communicating and dealing with your market.
Follow a few of Comvorts handy tips to overcome your specific cultural communication barriers:
The Swiss pursue non-aggressive, minimal bargaining methods, using their standards of quality as negation tools. This secures them good deals while maintaining a friendly business relationship.
In Hungary they hinge around unpredictable styles veering between co-operation and raising problems, before everyone talks at once to secure agreement on several points.
In the Netherlands, The Dutch corporate culture proceeds at an analytical pace without overt haggling or rushing, through which they lay solid factual foundations before establishing business consensus.
The Chinese use meetings as information gathering sessions, though final decisions are made elsewhere. They often play the ‘huge market’ card and fight for win-win solutions.
The Hong Kong business culture values time as highly as results and so eloquence is supported by quick concessions to close a deal faster.
Australians prefer conducting business in a frank conversational style, to achieve friendly agreements reached through creative solutions and mutual comprise.
In Israel they are often highly logical. In business, they prefer direct approaches with clearly outlined proposals, before finalising deals supported by pragmatic conclusions.
In the UK they prefer to build up to professional matters, first establishing a rapport after and after that tend to stall while negotiating.