Design principles of personal and working relations in Germany in sharp contrast with the Russian. In German culture dominates a clear distinction between business, labor sphere and personal relationships. Thus, the probability that the close friends after the conflict in the personal sphere will continue to work together, in German culture is much higher than in Russian. After heated debate in the production of a German firm opponents can easily go together to dine in a restaurant and be friends. Generally, in the conflicts in the German business environment rarely affect any personal circumstances of the life of communicants. This is considered a non-business and non-professional. Moreover, the word “business» – «sachlich», «be a business» – «sachlich sein» in German has a purely positive connotation. Branded business person means to get a positive assessment of colleagues, be objective, open-minded, impartial. Continue reading
First, a handshake from Russian is the prerogative of men, women, as a rule, are not included in the circle of people with whom decided to shake hands. There are only minor exceptions, such as when we first met, or if the woman will give first hand, which often happens. It should be noted some differences between the capital and the provinces. In St. Petersburg, and especially in Moscow this type of greeting is no longer the domain of men. Handshakes among women and between women and men are no longer a rarity. In provincial cities is found most often in the business world. Still there are cases where men kissing when greeting a woman’s hand as a sign of attention and respect. In German culture such attentions to the fairer sex are virtually eliminated, and can even be seen as disrespectful. Handshake, in turn, is regarded as normal and accepted in women, so many Russian men are puzzled when Germans hold out a hand. And the German women can cause resentment habit Russian men like to ignore them, greeted only with representatives of the stronger. Continue reading
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