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Description - Americans At Work by Craig Storti

Whether you work with Americans face-to-face, communicate with them by telephone or email, or interact together in a virtual team, Americans at Work reveals the subtle and the not-so subtle aspects of American culture in the workplace.Best-selling author Craig Storti provides historical perspectives and explanations of the six most important American cultural themes and their relevance to the workplace:'Land of Opportunity' = a driven people, 'Go-for-it Mentality' = ready, fire, aim; new is better, 'Equality for All' = but don't forget who's boss, 'The Drive to Achieve'=nice guys finish last, 'Live and Let Live' = do your own thing; 'Time Matters'= obsession with efficiency.Learn about straight talk, American style, and how Americans aren't always as direct as they think they are! Find out why Americans are deeply conflicted about power, see how Americans view outsiders, gain tips for succeeding in the American work environment. Finally, get the basics of work-related etiquette: conducting meetings, giving feedback, nonverbal communications, e-mail rules, gifts, taboo topics and so on.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781931930055
ISBN-10: 1931930058
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 154mm x 10mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Intercultural Press Inc
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Craig Storti

Craig Storti is founder and director of Communicating Across Cultures, a Washington, D.C.-based training and consulting firm. Storti has helped thousands of expatriates understand other cultures through his books Figuring Foreigners Out and Old World, New World.His previous books with Nicholas Brealey Publishing, are The Art of Coming Home and The Art of Crossing Cultures. The latter has sold over 50,000 copies.

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