Non-verbal Communications Personal space. Taiwan has a geographic area of 35,980 square kilometers. With a population of 23,299,716, its average population density is about 647/km². However, the average population density is so small in Canada that the result turns out to be only 3.4/ km². The large population density of Taiwan determines that people can’t have much personal space geographically. When people are familiar with each other, it is more comfortable for them to keep “less than an arm’s length of personal space” (Center for Intercultural Learning, 2009). However, when meeting strangers, the distance is usually kept larger. Gestures. In order to reach better understanding, it is vital to recognize gestures that are commonly used in everyday life. To express “I don’t know” or “no”, people in Taiwan tend to “put their hands in front of their faces with the palm outwards and wave back and forth” (Culture Crossing, n.d.). Children are adorable, but it is considered impolite to touch children on the top of their heads because this may take away their brightness or bring bad luck to them (E-Referate, 2012). Use both hands when presenting or receiving gifts as well as business cards (Kwintessential, 2013). Other body movements. Body movements can be helpful to express ideas which can’t be translated in words. Handshaking is considered a good way to show respect when greeting in business settings (Culture Crossing, n.d.). This works for both men and women, with elders or supervisors. Dress. “The dress code in Taiwan is being well groomed” (Culture Crossing, n.d.). For example, in most working environments, people dress professionally, men in dark to medium colored suits and women in suits, dresses and blouses. For the first meeting, it is wise to “avoid jeans or business casual attire” since appearance counts for first impressions (Kwintessential, 2013) Eye contact. Eye contact is a good way to show respect and concentration, so it is quite important in business and day-to-day communication. When in circumstances of talking with others face-to-face, Taiwanese prefer direct eye contact to indirect (Culture Crossing, n.d.). Although traditional Chinese people are usually shy, Taiwanese people have gone through pressures of industrialization and have developed modern and civilized concepts (Kwintessential, 2013). Don’t be too shy to look at others in the eyes, or else it may be considered impolite, especially when you are the only audience (Center for Intercultural Learning, 2009). However, in the circumstances of talking with elders or supervisors, it is better to use indirect eye contact in order to show respect and deference (Culture Crossing, n.d.). Touching behaviors. Touching behavior is considered a good way to show closeness and friendship, especially with same-sex friends (Center for Intercultural Learning, 2009). For example, it is a very common scene in shopping malls or supermarkets where female friends walk “hand in hand or arm in arm” which indicates a very good relationship (Culture Crossing, n.d.). Some touching between men and men indicates close friends. However, between opposite sexes, it is important to “keep minimal to no physical touch” (Culture Crossing, n.d.). For greeting, it is the most common practice to just nod or shake hands (Center for Intercultural Learning, 2009). Hugging and kissing on cheeks are too much. “The golden rule is to observe carefully before you do what you are used to do” (Center for Intercultural Learning, 2009). Display of emotions. “Displayed emotions significantly influence negotiation tactics, negotiation processes, and negotiation outcomes” (Kopelman & Rosette, 2007). Influenced by traditional Chinese culture, Taiwanese people tent to display their emotions carefully and indirectly in working environments and in front of strangers (Center for Intercultural Learning, 2009). True feelings are usually held back, either positive
Mozambique and Toliara Madagascar. With this said the breakdown should include:
1. Pay for TL and guards
2. Flights cost required to move where ships debark
4. Transporting of weapons by air
5. Custom charges in various countries/VISA
6. Agent charges
7. Hotel and meal charges for the team while waiting for a vessel
a. Most companies pay for expats is 450 dollars a day on ship and ½ pay in transit or in hotels waiting for their vessel. Most companies use…
Resolution). The GMCR model (Graph Model for Conflict Resolution) is used to systematically describe the process of changes in the structure of this conflict. The resolution that can be suggest for this conflict that war is not a wise options for both countries.
In this modern era, state sovereignty and territorial disputes are a main source of conlict and violence in the international system . States have gone to war more frequently over territory than any other issue. Commonly, Territorial…
of people is difficult and filled with the opportunities for misunderstanding. Though this requires time to develop the trust and understanding, they have to show the interest on learning that. One should not judge the results based on their own countries cultural standards. There is nothing more damage for the international business other than the lack of understanding. We have to create the hybrid strategies using the elements from the both the side people of different culture which will guarantee…
* downstream –
* how do you get those products to consumers
* wholesale distributors
* between YOU and the CONSUMER
* Earthquake in Taiwan
* 95% of RAM manuf. In Taiwan
* ruined overnight
* leaves Apple, Dell, etc… scrambling to find RAM
* price of RAM shot over 200%
* every comp price went up 200%
* lost many collaborators…
of two or more different cultures. This knowledge is then employed to assist companies and individuals overcome challenges brought about through cross cultural differences in business. Areas in which assistance is needed may range from relocation briefings to company mergers or management techniques. The ability to diagnose and treat cross cultural problems is developed through their experience in a number of different fields.
Cross cultural consultants will generally have an academic…
Belief, Humility, and Integrity.
Channel of Distribution:
Avon believes its success rested on its channel of distribution- Direct Selling. Thus, Avon became the world’s largest direct seller with 5.4 million Avon representatives in over 100 countries. Avon’s business model provides company to sell products to its representatives on credit so that they do not pay the company until they get paid by their customers. Minimal start up costs for an Avon business is needed.
In 2006, Avon expended…
have a private-own customize and special laptop.
3. Today, customer are more rely on portable computer laptop, and this market is growing at a faster rate than desktop computer, while desktop market was obviously dropped into sales in Europe countries. Although sales of laptop grow smoothly, it is interesting to see that recently the demand of netbook is increasing slowly. Consumers are demanding screen size smaller and smaller and they are most happy to have 10” netbook size. The wave of netbook…
this negative effect (stress).
Tsai and Silverthrone (2000) in their research explored job satisfaction and organizational commitment by evaluating the critical factors involved in the person-organization fit within a large major corporation in Taiwan. The level of organization- person fit and the relationship to job satisfaction was measured and the results indicate that the lower the job satisfaction, the higher the turnover rate and absenteeism rates. Further a better job fit was found to result…
professional knowledge about management, lack of complementary effect is a weakness which could not be ignored.
All team members are from Asian countries
All team members are come from Asian countries, such as China and Korea. The weakness is that the thinking model is oriental. Consequently, some difficulties may occur when they explore the market in western countries, such as different marketing strategies and cultural diversity.
Lack of relevant experience of the certain area
The team are lack experience…