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February 6, 2010
On the other hand. If you do not know the person you want to do business with. South Korea and the United States are very different but somewhat similar in the way they communicate in business. In South Korea. South Koreans and Americans are similar in the way they conduct their business meetings. . However. They also have similarities with the way they verbally communicate with others during business transactions. South Koreans believe that those who have established mutual trust and respect will work hard to make each other successful.South Korea 2 Communication in South Korea Communication is the most important key in life within every culture. relationships are mostly developed through informal social gatherings. South Korea has different ways they communicate in business with comparison to the United States. you should expect several getting to know you appointments in the future. The people of South Korea find it very important to have a close relationship with the person they are conducting business with. South Koreans prefer to only do business with people they know on a personal level. Both personal and business communication in different cultures is equally important. In fact. South Koreans also have a different way of dressing when they are in business meetings than Americans do. To begin. Once you have made the initial business contact with them. The reason for several appointments is to establish a close personal relationship before an agreement has been reached to complete the business matter at hand. South Koreans and Americans do have some similarities. it is very important to be introduced by a third party. Americans initial business contact is to reach a verbal agreement to make a business deal.
and . But on the other hand. profession. Both South Koreans and Americans also have the same beliefs with being very direct. On the other hand. and profession. Then an American would be more open to developing a relationship with the other party. the way South Koreans and Americans greet each other during business functions is somewhat similar. being punctual for business appointments. Korean women greet each other with only a handshake. Although. conservative suit with a white shirt. Americans will accept a few days notice. location. they also find it very disrespectful to put a business card away without having something to say. Finally. this tells them your rank within your business.South Korea 3 Americans main focus during business meetings is to close the deal or to get a contract signed. South Koreans also like it when you mention your title when giving out your business cards. Americans business attire varies by region. Both cultures prefer that you schedule an appointment to discuss business matters. Americans also greet each other during business meetings with a handshake. South Koreans will extend both hands to give and receive a business card. Korean men greet each other during business meetings with a slight bow and a handshake. Next. Similarly. South Koreans would prefer several weeks notice for a business meeting. taking your business card and placing it in your wallet is very common and is not taken as an insult. With Americans. South Koreans dress code during business events are the same regardless of the day. The women are to dress conservatively in subtle colors. The men are to dress in a dark colored. Both cultures also believe in the exchange of business cards. They will also comment on it before putting it away. as well as. However. South Koreans and Americans are very alike in the way they dress for business meetings. yet different at the same time.
business executives usually dress formally regardless of the country they are in. In summary. Communication. means a lot in all cultures.South Korea 4 day of the week. even though people in the East dress more formal. Now days. the way you dress. whether it is the way you greet someone. Men should wear business suits and women can wear business suits or dresses. The business dress code for an initial meeting is always conservative attire. Americans in the West dress more informal. or the way you conduct a business meeting. either personal or business. Despite the nature of a relaxed dress code. most businesses in America have Casual Fridays . communication can leave a lasting impression with others. .
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