Cross-cultural Test (Beginner Level)



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Number 4 is considered lucky in Japan
Eating with left hand is taboo in India
Germans expect gifts to be opened in front of the giver
Germans like deadlines
In India holy men usually wear black
To indicate that someone is miserly, the Dutch would glide the forefinger down the nose
When an Arab brings the tips of all fingers and thumb together and bobs the hand up and down, this means he is hungry
In India tough, non-compromising negotiators are the most respected
While delegating tasks to an Indian colleague, your tasks are all accepted with a 'yes'. This means he/she will fulfill the job on time
Germans expect humour in a business context
Indians expect gifts to be opened in front of the giver
When meeting with the French in a business environment you should avoid personal questions
In Hong Kong, you and your counterpart share a cup of tea.
During the negotiations he keeps moving his cup either closer to you or further away to represent if you are close to/far away from an agreement
In India you should wrap a gift in green
It is common to offer one`s food from one`s plate to a colleague in Germany
If invited in Germany you should bring a german white wine as a gift
The social status in india is presented by personal contacts, number of cars and size of house
There is a difference between how Indian staff can be motivated and how German staff can be motivated
Irrespectively of cultural background, managing is a global Esperanto skill, so cultural awareness does not help to be a successful manager


The results


Result: less than 7 points
Answer: you should improve your cultural awareness.

Result: 7-10 points
Answer: quite average

Result: 11-19 points
Answer: Well done - further training could reach your potential.



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