In a previous article I talked about general business etiquette. In this short article, I am going to focus on negotiations with the Japanese. Here are six key points to keep in mind: Continue reading
As described earlier, low context cultures require explicit communication where the message is fully communicated through words. By contrast, high context cultures use relatively few words and instead communicate primarily using body language, tone of voice, and so on. Continue reading
As described earlier, high context refers to cultures that rely mainly on non-verbal, implicit communication. They rely on deep personal relationships, context, and traditions to interpret messages. Continue reading
The concept of high and low context was introduced by anthropologist Edward T. Hall in his 1976 book Beyond Culture, and it refers to the way cultures communicate. In high context cultures, communication is largely implicit, meaning that context and relationships are more important than the actual words, and therefore, very few words are necessary. Continue reading
This article looks at the differences between Danish and Japanese national culture two using the cultural model created by Geert Hofstede. Below I offer a brief refresher into what each dimension actually refers to. Continue reading
Based initially on the research of Geert Hofstede, conducted between 1967 and 1978, Hofstede’s five dimensions (originally four dimensions) remains the most widely used model for assessing national cultures. It seeks to classify each culture along five dimensions by providing a value (from 0 to 100) for each dimension, which can be used to directly compare one culture to another. Continue reading
Doing business in Japan requires an understanding of local customs. This is not to say that you need to behave like a local; Japanese business has obviously had a lot of contact with foreigners so there will be a certain level of understanding. Continue reading
This article looks at the differences between Danish and Japanese national culture two using the cultural model created by Geert Hofstede. Below I offer a brief refresher into what each dimension actually refers to.
In this article I will present a very bried look at Japanese and Danish culture. This post will serve as an introduction for anyone who might be unfamilliar with either culture, and therefore as a building block for the rest of the articles on cultural comparison in this blog.