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South Korea

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Paulina Dubovanova

on 3 April 2013

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Transcript of South Korea

Understanding South Korean culture South Korea Traditional
Objects Architecture Myths and Metaphors Animism
Elements from religious traditions
Tangun Orientation to Time Business Meeting Managing across cultures Hanbok Taekwondo Special Drums Long working days
Schedule changes
Patience in meetings
Building relationship takes time
host have to go to the meeting place at least 10 minute before the buyer
Delays not unusual South Korean Cuisine Beverages Kimchi Dinning setting Contents Small Quiz
Traditional Objects
South Korean Cuisine
Communication Style
Greetings phrases
Cultural Myths and Metaphors
History and Geography
Orientation to time
How to do business
Idioms Soups Dining Manners Wait until they tell you where to sit
Younger members shouldn´t start with eating before elders do
Bowls of rice or soup are not lifted from the table
You shouldn´t point chopsticks and pierce food with them
For picking up food don´t use hand
You are expected to finish everything on your plate
The person who invites other is expected to pay, usually older person pays for the younger one
Drinking happens during the dinner Drink or not to drink? First drink offered by host shouldn´t be refused
If you don't want to drink anymore refuse politely
Drink is not anymore offered after three refuses Glass can be filled even if it's not empty
Never fill your own glass
Fill person´s empty glass, it is very appropriate if the person is higher in the status or older
When drinking it is expected to cover mouth and face away from the eldest male Not drinking Drinking Communication Style Ambiguous way of speaking
Harmony and good relations
Politeness Topics Rich history
Technology Arms length
Indirect vs direct eye-contact Body Language Taekkuk:Korean flag
Haet'ae Geography and History Thank you! Quiz ? What is the traditional South Korean clothes?
a) hanbok
b) kimono
c) hanfu What is traditional South Korean dish?
a) sashimi
b) kimchi
c) dumplings What is South Korean currency?
a) yen
b) renminbi
c) won High context communication
Polychronic orientation to time Time for your questions! Rich history
Chinese and Japanese influences
Division of Korea Why South Korea? Entrance point to China and Russia
Attitudes to foreigners
South Korean mindset Useful phrases Hahn = pain
Kibun = mood
Nunch´i = sense Prior meetings
Structures and Management
Honoured values
Dress code
Women in Business
Gift Giving
Business Cards Negotiation Attitudes and Styles
Sharing of Information
Pace of Negotiation
Decision Making
Agreement and Contracts World´s 11th largest economy
Economic growth in excess of 5%
Careful governmental macroengineering
Sound business practice, hard working population
One of the world´s leaders in ICT
Great responsiveness to new products make South Korea ideal country Korean idiom: Try to run before you can crawl. English Equivalent: Try to run before you can walk. Korean idiom: Another person's rice cake looks big. English Equivalent: The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Korean idiom: Can one's hunger be satisfied with the first spoonful of food? English Equivalent: Rome was not built in a day
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