Today the strict and precise way of doing things is still important and appreciating this will certainly go a long way in ensuring your business success in the powerhouse of Europe.
- Punctuality is on par with understanding the language, along with a number of other aspects, that can be easily avoided or better understood.
- Mannerisms and hyperbole, saying things that sound too good to be true are important to understand and when doing business, Germans prefer to stick to the facts, focus on the job at hand, and get the job done to the best of or better than their ability.
When it comes to choosing a partner, a German company will invariably choose a company or representative that speaks German. Not only does this make communication easier, but it allows for any discussions to expand beyond the initial contracts because the people being worked with, receive a generally higher level of respect than non-German speakers.