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There is strong bond between workers' sense of well-being and their situation at work, i.e. how they get on with a work team or employer. For international companies a comprehension of cultural diversity within the organisation is a prerequisite of effective employee relationships.


 
Social or business situation

True

False

1.

It is common to shake hands the first time you meet a Polish business partner.

True  
2.

When greeting people in the UK or the US you shouldn't use first names, but wait until they call you by your first name and then you can do the same.

True  
3.

German managers don't have a strong sense of authority.

  False
4.

In French business correspondence the language is very formal.

True  
5.

Americans usually put the shareholder first and are ready to sacrifice individuals in order to gain profit.

True  
6.

You shouldn't talk about business at a meal in China.

True  
7.

In Scandinavia people often work additional hours and willingly take work home.

  False
8.

The Japanese aren't fond of humour in seminars at all.

True  
9.

Older managers in Poland hold business qualifications rather than technical degrees.

  False
10.

In Brazil the personal side to business relationships needs to be emphasized.

True  
11.

People often nod their head for NO in Bulgaria.

True  
12.

When there is a queue in Russia, it is normal for a foreign businessperson to go to the front.

  False
13.

In negotiations the British are tough underneath polite and occasionally vague approach.

True  
14.

It is quite strange to go out to eat after 10 p.m. in Spain.

  False
15.

The Chinese say their first name before their surname.

  False
16.

In Italy, England and France market logic is employed in hiring new managers while in Germany nad Spain local managers with more technical training are preferred.

True  
17.

Talking with one's hands in his/her pockets is considered very impolite in Liechtenstein.

True  
18.

In Japan it is common to show concentration and attentiveness in public by closing the eyes and nodding the head up and down slightly. Nodding tends to mean "yes, we have understood you" rather than "yes, we welcome your proposal".

True  
19.

In East Asia group harmony, long-term relationships, loyalty and company reputation are the core corporate values.

True  
20.

Americans appear to be less exuberant than their Polish colleagues.

  False
21.

In Asian countries it is rude to look people in the eyes.

True  
22.

In Italy it is expected for businessmen to hug each other when being introduced.

  False
23.

When Arabs receive a gift, it is a custom to open it in front of the giver.

  False
24.

The French think that a good manager allows staff to work alone with little control.

True  
25.

In North America much business is done over the phone while in Poland there is preference for doing business face to face.

True  
26.

A traditional greeting in China is "Have you eaten?".

True  
27.

You are discouraged to use self-effacing humour during your public speaking engagement in Australia.

  False
28.

You shouldn't give a Russian six flowers because it's unlucky.

True  
29.

Corporate hospitality - for example, a night at the theatre - is more common than gift-giving in British business life.

True  
30.

Denmark is more male-dominated than Japan.

  False
31.

In north European and Anglo societies people see that conflicts in a company can be destructive and rather something to be avoided.

  False
32.

In Sweden managers are hardly ever women.

  False
33.

Mexicans have always been taught not to do business with anyone but friends.

  False
34.

In Germany people don't make a clear distinction between personal and business relationships.

  False
35.

In Saudi Arabia it is impolite to refuse a cup of coffee.

True  
36.

Most Americans believe that respect depends on family background.

  False
37.

In Spain a woman named Helena Lopez who married a man named Hector Portillo would be known as Helena Lopez de Portillo.

True  
38.

In China the least senior person generally enters the meeting room first.

  False
39.

Europeans from France, Belgium and Denmark enjoy jokes that involve making light of topics that make people feel anxious, such as death, illness and marriage.

True  
40.

In Ukraine all businesses are closed between 11:00 a.m. and noon for staff shopping escapades.

  False
41.

During presentations Japanese business executives don't expect separate handouts, prepared for different people, by job function.

  False
42.

When you visit someone's house in Poland you may be asked to take your shoes off.

True  
43.

British audiences don't like to participate as audience members and they especially do not want to have to react or respond at all during the first ten minutes of a presentation.

True  
44.

In France giving a gift with your company logo is seen as impersonal and in bad taste.

True  
45.

English managers base staff reductions on the performance-to-salary ratio while their German peers would favour discharging young managers who could find jobs more easily.

True  
46.

You may feel free to cross your legs in the Middle East.

  False
47.

In western Europe avoid giving your hostess red roses as they have romantic implications.

True  
48.

In Lithuania it is welcome to offer a one-year compulsory sabbatical for top management every five years with remuneration reduced by a half.

  False
49.

A Greek business lunch will tend to be a rather short attraction.

  False
50.

Arguments are always emotional and direct and there are sudden changes of viewpoint in business meetings in Poland.

  False
51.

In Germany you should use your boss's first name because it's polite.

  False
52.

When someone gives you a present in Japan, you should open it immediately.

  False
53.

American audience during a presentation expects jokes, modernity, logic, slogans, informality and a hard sell.

True  
54.

The numbers 6, 8 and 9 are considered lucky in China. Therefore, these three digits are firm favourites when choosing phone numbers, car registration numbers and room numbers.

True  
55.

In the Arab sphere people stand closer than in Europe: one metre or nearer.

True  
56.

It is considered professional to deviate from the meeting agenda in Switzerland.

  False
57.

People from The Republic of Ireland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand express a strong preference for jokes involving word plays.

True  
58.

In pre-negotiation socializing respect the Russians' need for initial formality.

True  
59.

French managers base promotion on seniority or group loyalty criteria.

True  
60.

If you hear whistles at your public speaking program in Poland, you better run because it is a signal of disapproval.

True  

So, is there anything like a multicultural soul?

By the way, in China four and seven are unlucky numbers which people will avoid since the former implies death and the latter means gone. Do you tend to think that products packed in fours sell well?

We welcome refinements and additions to this quiz. Please send any you can contribute.

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