Case study on:-Java Lounge (adjusting to Saudi Arabian culture
PRESENTED BY Vineet Kumar PGDM :- 3rd sem reg. no.:-5066
. beliefs. to assist in the performance of your professional duties. values. and customs of a society.What is culture & cultural awareness
Culture refers to the specific learned norms that reflect the attitudes. cultural awareness involves continually developing your awareness of your own and others' cultures (including biomedical).
the less likely they will influence and be influenced by other cultures.DOES GEOGRAPHY MATTER? Birds of a Feather Flock Together The more isolated people are. Proximity also speeds cultural diffusion² people generally have more contact with others nearby than those far away.
Participants are then given choices. and behaviors of the individual follows
. reflecting potential reactions to cross-cultural behavior. Questions about the thoughts. feelings.Culture of Saudi Arabia
THE CULTURE ASSIMILATOR
Emphasizes placing an individual or group in an unfamiliar setting.
parliament. alcoholic beverages. large families. no traveling without a male relative. No movie theaters. eating pork. Limited rights for women. no shaking hands with men. strong family bonds. Collectivistic society.Social life at Saudi Arabia
Strict Islamic laws and punishments. No labor unions. major political parties. no driving. pornographic videos.
Do s Don ts Polygamy Women Drivers Abuse Foreign Cats and Dogs Employees Like Slaves Birthday Parties Dolls Female athletes Anything Red / Valentine s Day Bibles Books & Movies
.Behavioral factors influencing business
Need to follow the kind of behavior they do.
standard dress for men is a suit and tie. but shorts should not be worn in public. In introductory business conversations. µSmall talk¶ is vital for the establishment of trust and must not be hurried or dispensed with. slacks and a shortsleeve shirt are acceptable. talk often centres on the health and wellbeing of the other person.Business Etiquette for business in Saudi Arabia
In business circles. For casual wear. but never about his wife and female relatives.
Business visits during Ramadan (fasting month) and Hajj (pilgrimage) should be avoided as working hours are shortened and many senior businessmen will not be available.