The German Business Culture Workshop aims to provide you with valuable insights into the business culture and practices in Germany. As the largest economy in Europe, Germany offers a wealth of employment opportunities in a variety of sectors. However, navigating the intricacies of its unique business culture can be challenging.
The aim of the session is to familiarise students with German workplace etiquette and to help them navigate successfully its local cultural sphere. In order to avoid misunderstandings or coming across as impolite or incompetent to German work colleagues, one needs to be aware of the many culturally-conditioned pitfalls foreigners can unintentionally fall into in this country.
Concepts of space, time, hierarchy and physical distance in German perception will be covered and compared to major countries the student population of BSBI derives from. Appropriate behaviour at meetings and negotiations with German counterparts will be discussed. Manners and taboos of the German culture will be presented. What motivates and discourages German colleagues and how you can aptly emphasize with them will also be explained.
Finally, some interesting differences between Berlin and Hamburg and the rest of the country will be showcased.
This workshop will be delivered in hybrid mode and students from Athens, Hamburg or Paris will be able to join it remotely.
German Business Culture Workshop
Date: 25th May 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CET
Venue: Room 305, Alte Post, Berlin Campus
This is a registration-only event with limited spaces available.
Please sign up on BSBI JobTeaser.