A look at different cultures in the world will reveal many similarities and many differences. Currently in the world communism still exists and freedom is a dream waiting to come true for many. People tend to be riveted to their cultures, traditions and values. I can attest to that because of the fact that I will under no circumstances eat any pig products because of my customs, culture and values which was instilled in me as a child. Cultures and values are essential components which defines an individual thinking which will also be seen spilling over to the business world. A closer study of Czechoslovakia and United States will reveal the common aspects of doing business and the differences because of cultures and values, traditions and non-traditions.
United States and Czech Republic Cultures
United States Culture
The US has over the years established a very high standard of work ethic based on growth, development, achievement, accountability and many other factors to keep them ahead and give the US that edge from other nations. The culture differences between the US and many other countries are very distinct and noticeable. The US cultural values embodies individuals to play a pivotal part in the business future while being realistic in their aspirations and working hard to accomplish the objective goal. The US business environment also embodies that an employee’s primary obligation is to the organization they belong to, because employees can be easily terminated for failure to perform job standards assigned by the organization. The US system is also based on competition, which is believed to stimulate high performance employees and generate a successful business. Many companies build its foundation and success on innovation, hard work and integrity. The US companies are defined by a few basic characteristics. They have a willingness to take on challenges and explore new ideas; they have the drive to excel and the determination to...