The business connection is so strong between South Korea and Michigan that Delta has several nonstop flights every day. But before your company sends you to the orient, make sure you understand the culture. Try out this question from the Culture Quizzes offered at getmaximpact.com.
In Korea what is the customary gratuity for good service in a restaurant?
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Knowing the various cultures in the American workplace today can help us increase harmony, productivity and quality. The reason is quite simple. Cultural differences, when not understood, lead to miscommunication, ill feelings among employees and/or management and workplace conflict.
But once we understand the value that each person brings to the workplace by the beauty of thinking differently we begin to increase the contribution and value of each employee individually and of the workforce in whole. Improvement in communication occurs as we understand that putting something on the table prioritizes it in one culture but removes all priorities in another or that a basement could be a cellar or a bathroom.
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