Germans Essays

Case Study – Cooperating and Communicating Across Cultures

Cooperating and communicating across cultures are the key issues in this case study. Jim, an American employee, joined the German team well prepared with the knowledge of German culture and their language; however, he wasn’t expecting the length and details the meeting session went. He became increasingly impatient, and consequently lost the respect of his fellow team members by “hardly paying attention” to the process. The Germans used a three-day meeting as a way to lay the foundation for the…

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