Are you a good negotiator? What do you do when you want to achieve a goal?
As previously mentioned on Business Insider, it “spends relatively little time on today’s emerging markets”. Still, I find myself nodding my head in agreement at the cultural traits of Singaporeans. In our country, we have distinctive groups of different race and religion. It’s intriguing to see how we all come together and have similar conversation scope. I only wonder if the communication chart takes introverts and extroverts in consideration.
Based on Lewis’s take, we are as different as chalk and cheese.
Take the Hungarians, for instance. They have an unpredictable style; they don’t shy away from chiming in. The Finish, on the other hand, are more invested in minimal speech. The Dutch starts their negotiation with ten minutes of social talk.
It goes to say that people from diverse backgrounds have different negotiating styles. Our past, culture and experiences make us who we are and how we present ourselves.
Do you agree with the chart? You can find the full version here.