Exploring other cultures is a fun thing to do on vacation, but for business people it is more than a curiosity. For executives, getting it right can make the difference between an organisation that runs smoothly and generates results, and one that seems to be falling apart. And by it I mean, of course, the cultural response.
So let’s delve into this by having a look at the following situation:
Why does the department leader of a German company have a separate office in Romania and France, but not so in Germany, where he shares a large hall with at least a dozen other employees?
And in another scenario, brought to us by Thomas A. and Rubatos A. in their book “Beruflich in Rumänien” (2011), why do things come to a grinding halt when a German company has to move to bigger headquarters and re-assign office space? And why are the Romanian executives suddenly appalled when the German managing director suggests solving the issue by giving everybody offices that are equal in size?
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