Aspectos culturales laborales mexico-corea

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Doing Business in South Korea| South Korean Social and Business Culture |
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| A Korean Culture Overview

Official name – Republic of Korea
Population – 48, 846, 823*
Official Language –Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school
Currency – South Korean won (KRW)
Capital city –Seoul
GDP – purchasing power parity $897.4 billion*
GDP Per Capita -purchasing power parity $24,200* |
Overview Despite outside influences from its neighboring countries, South Korea has maintained a distinct and homogeneous identity influenced by its religious beliefs and breathtaking landscapes. The people of Korea share a common pride in the country’s unique cultural and linguistic heritage that has emerged during her long and turbulent history. As aresult, Korea boasts an enriched cultural outlook that is reflected in its current business culture.Korean Culture – Key Concepts and Values
Kibun – The word Kibun has no literal translation in English, however, as a concept that permeates every facet of Korean life, it can be described in terms of pride, face, mood, or state of mind. In order to maintain a Korean’s sense of Kibun, particularly in abusiness context, one must show the proper respect and avoid causing loss of face. In a culture where social harmony is essential, the ability to identify another’s state of mind, often referred to as nunchi, is crucial to successful business ventures. For this reason, you must be aware of subtleties in communication, observing non-verbal and indirect cues that often suggest the true sense of whatis being communicated. Inhwa – Drawing from Confucian beliefs, the term inhwa signifies the Korean approach to harmony and is closely related to the name of the village “Inhwa”. As a collectivist society, consensus is an important element in promoting and maintaining harmony in Korea. To avoid disturbing inhwa, Koreans will often reply with a positive answer and show reluctance to give directrefusals. In Korean business culture this manifests itself in an innate sense of loyalty, employee obedience and courteous and formal behavior.Confucianism – Confucianism became a common philosophy in ancient Korea bringing about significant changes and exerting considerable influence on the Korean people. With its roots set deep in Korean culture, Confucianism continues to pervade the consciousnessof many Koreans, shaping the Korean moral system, its national laws, and general way of life in Korea. The ubiquitous Confucian beliefs and values of contemporary Korean society highlight a plethora of social concerns, and include obligation towards others, respect for family, elders and authority, loyalty, honor, and filial piety. Personal Relationships - In Korea, personal relations takeprecedence over business. In order to be successful, it is vital to establish good, personal relationships based on mutual trust and benefit. Korean business culture is firmly grounded in respectful rapport and in order to establish this, it is essential that you have the right introduction and approach the company through a mutual friend or acquaintance at the appropriate level. Koreans spend asignificant amount of time developing and fostering personal contacts. Therefore, time should be allocated for this process, particularly during the first meeting, which is frequently used to simply establish rapport and build trust. Once good, solid relations have been recognized in Korea, continuous reinforcement and maintenance is vital.Doing Business with KoreansThe changing face of Korea continues toevolve at an unprecedented pace in current Korean society. A country well known for its difficult history, Korea was liberated from Japanese occupation at the end of World War II, only to be faced with the Cold War struggle that divided the country into two separate states; the Southern democratic republic, and the Northern communist style government. In the years that followed the Korean War,...
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