GOT INDONESIAN BUSINESS HEAD ACHES - this will explain a lot.
Fascinating English / Indonesian Negotiation Styles
I am setting up a foundation and seek to run it as easy &
productive as possible and it a way that is in a low conflict free manner that so many Western businesses in Asia get caught up in.
Our foundation centres around an ACADEMY & Gili T Volunteer resort
THAT TEACHES HOW TO START & RUN ‘POOR COUNTRY NON-PROFIT PROJECTS’
USING MODERN TECHNOLOGIES. We teach & help trustworthy Indonesians
who want to help fellow Indonesians and their environment, and set them
up with websites and ways to connect them to funders, resources &
supporters and to ensure a trusted feed back loop is created to ensure
donors money gets to do what it was given to do. When one studies the
charts one releases mixing teams makes things slow going and a endless
pain in getting things done.
Thanks to Richard D. Lewis,
information the conclusion for us is if we want to get things done at
Western pace - we must work in our are of expertise in our way & the
the Indonesian Project teams in theirs. So we simply keep the two teams
separated but well connected using technology. Simply if you can’t use
face book and other communication tools we can’t use you in a
coordination roll as the connection is too poor - more on this later.
The book: by linguist Richard D. Lewis, and his best-selling book,
“When Cultures Collide,” - leadership styles and cultural identities.
has helped me to ensure I can operate my foundation in the manner & speed I want to.
His book explains a lot on how we think, negotiate and get things done.
Language is only the most obvious part of the global communication gap.
Different cultures also have distinct approaches to communication
during meetings to get things done.
"By focusing on the
cultural roots of national behavior, both in society and business, we
can foresee and calculate with a surprising degree of accuracy how
others will react to our plans for them, and we can make certain
assumptions as to how they will approach us. A working knowledge of the
basic traits of other cultures (as well as our own) will minimize
unpleasant surprises (culture shock), give us insights in advance, and
enable us to interact successfully with nationalities with whom we
previously had difficulty.”
Well it will never be perfect and even in good teams negation & communication styles vary.
The amazing conclusion for the Indonesian diagram is that they live in a
'Viligism' manner so conflicts and outcomes are non-decisive and lack
fast solutionwith little getting done it is a old system that tends not
to upset the village harmony or leadership controls.