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Czech Republic

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Transcript of Czech Republic

Body Language
Czechs often gesture with their hands when they talk.
When two strangers meet, they shake hands firmly.
Shake with there right hand firmly while keeping eye contact.
Not making eye contact could be interpreted as deceptive behavior and lack of interest.
People address each other by their last names unless they know each other well.
Then they exchange a standard greeting(pleased to meet you) (good day).
Lowering their eyes and become silent they are uncomfortable with something you have said.
Gestures
Czech Republic
"Czech president bans US ambassador from Prague castle"
"Czech Republic to hand over 900 acres of territory to Poland in border dispute"
"Czech radio bans president from live broadcasts after vulgar interview"
Milos Zeman (Czech's President)
Dining Etiquette
Customs
The Czech Language
95% of the population speak Czech.
3% of the population speak Slovak, which is closely related to Czech.
2% of the population speak Czech but are also mother tongue speakers of German, Hungarian, Romani and Polish.
0.6 percent Polish
0.5 percent German
0.3 percent Romany
(Gypsy) officially but perhaps as much as 2.5 percent
0.4 percent Ukrainian
Other ethnic minorities are numerically insignificant.
Favorite Foods
Current Events
Dishes mostly consists of pork or beef meat with sauce and a side dish, the most common and liked side dish being dumplings.
Guláš
Smažený sýr
Utopence
Painted over on November 17, 2014
Prague Castle
Communication Styles
Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck's
value orientations:
Http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/czech.html. N.p., n.d. Web.
<http%253A%252F%252Fgeert-hofstede.com%252Fczech-republic.html>.

"Countries and Their Cultures." Http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Czech-Republic.html. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2015.
<http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Czech-Republic.html>.
"Czech Republic - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette." Czech Republic. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.
"Top 5 Local Dishes in Prague." Venere Travel Blog Top 5 Local Dishes in Prague Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.
Direct or Indirect
Czechs would see themselves as non-confrontational. Their speech patterns can be indirect and they will go out of their way to avoid hurting somebody’s feelings.
"In This Section: Business Culture in Czech Rep." Business Communication Styles in Czech Republic and Successful Communication with Czech Businesses and Colleagues. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.
High Power Distance or Low Power Distance?
Scored (57) from Geert-Hofstede
Hierarchical Society: people accept a hierarchical order in which everybody has a place and which needs no further justification.
"What about Czech Republic?" Czech Republic. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.
High Scan Or Low Scan?

http://geert-hofstede.com/czech-republic.html

Individualism

Day, Matthew. "Czech Radio Bans President from Live Broadcasts after Vulgar Interview." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Web. 3 May 2015. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/czechrepublic/11316253/Czech-radio-bans-president-from-live-broadcasts-after-vulgar-interview.html>.

Very formal and well spoken. They will get very insulted if a person is not well mannered.
High Scan
Czech Republic
The End
History
Http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_east_europe/czech-timeline.jpg. N.p., n.d. Web.

Http://www.financepractitioner.com/contentFiles/QF01/1011/326gf2Z//CzechRepublic800.png. N.p., n.d. Web.

"TIMELINE." Czech Republic Time Line Chronological Timetable of Events. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2015. <http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/czechrepublic/cztimeln.htm>.

"Czech Republic History Timeline & Facts." Czech Republic History Facts & Timeline ***. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2015. <http://www.findfast.org/history-and-events-timeline-czech-republic.htm>.

N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2015. <http://www.mzv.cz/tripoli/en/general_information_about_the_czech/history/index.html>.

"Czech Republic." : Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2015. <http://www.factmonster.com/country/czech-republic.html>.

"The Value Orientations Method: A Tool to Help Understand Cultural Differences." Http://www.joe.org/joe/2001december/tt1.php. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2015. <http://www.joe.org/joe/2001december/tt1.php>.

Http://geert-hofstede.com/czech-republic.html. N.p., n.d. Web. <http%253A%252F%252Fgeert-hofstede.com%252Fczech-republic.html>.

"Countries and Their Cultures." Http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Czech-Republic.html. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2015.
<http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Czech-Republic.html>.
Mastery
Dominant over Nature. It the great human challenge to conquer and control nature. Everything from air conditioning to the "green revolution" has resulted from having met this challenge.
What is the relation of humankind to nature?
Harmony with Nature.
Man should, in every way, live in harmony with nature.
Past.
People should learn from history, draw the values they live by from history, and strive to continue past traditions into the future.
What is the orientation toward time?
Future.
Planning and goal setting make it possible for people to accomplish miracles, to change and grow. A little sacrifice today will bring a better tomorrow.

With a high score of 70, Czech culture is shown to be pragmatic. In societies with a pragmatic orientation, people believe that truth depends very much on situation, context and time. They show an ability to adapt traditions easily to changed conditions, a strong propensity to save and invest, thriftiness, and perseverance in achieving results.
John Lennon Wall
Strict Dining Rules
War is Over December 6, 2014
St. Vitus Cathedral
Night View of St. Vitus
Focused on themselves and family
Employer/Employee contract based
"I" not "WE"
Scored 58 on Greet Hofstede
High Uncertainty Avoidance
Avoiding Uncertainty
Ridged codes and beliefs
Work ethics
Scored 74 on Greet Hofstede
Czech Republic
The Beautiful Prague


Circular More focus on big picture, not necessarily chronological in story-telling; be patient, ask pointed questions to get information you need
Detached
Calm/impersonal, objective and factual; Avoid being emotional
Negotiating

It may take several visits to reach a decision.
Avoid high-pressure tactics.
Czechs generally offer what they expect to get and do not often give counter-offers.

Customs
Czechs observe major life events, such as births, weddings, and deaths, within either the Catholic or Protestant religious traditions.
"Czech Republic - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette." Kwintessential Ltd - © Kwintessential Ltd. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.
Health spas using thermal mineral waters and/ or mud or peat baths are numerous and popular.
Death and the Afterlife: believe in an afterlife. In the past, the dead usually were buried in a casket and their graves were provided with elaborate headstones.
Over the last fifty years, cremation has become the accepted practice, but in rural Moravia, burying in the ground still predominates.
Circular
Interaction
Personal Space & Touching
Arm’s length of personal space
This distance tends to be greater with strangers and closer with good friends and family.
There tends to be little to no touching during conversation in business and formal settings.
In social settings, light touching is acceptable between friends and family.
Greeting
Man greeting Man
Woman greeting Woman
Greetings between Men & Women

Do'S
Dont's
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