Answer for Compare management practices (POSLC) for key countries


MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN GERMANY
German management, as it has evolved over the centuries and has established itself since World War II, has a distinct style and culture. Like so many things German, it goes back to the medieval guild and merchant tradition, but it also has a sense of the future and of the long term.
The German management system is very formal with deep seated rules and regulations which are to be followed properly.
German management is sensitive to government standards, government policies, and government regulations.
Managers in Germany:-
1. Show strong leadership
2. Technically capable
3. Concentrates mostly on product quality and product service
4. Places high premium on customer satisfaction
5. Production orientation
6. Relations between managers and workers are often close
7. Cooperation and coordination with government
 The chances for change in Germany are quite low and may threaten the social fabric.
 The German management being quite regular with its rules and regulations is a controlled-time culture and adherence to schedules is very important.
Decision Making
 For effective cross cultural management it is important to remember that in general, subordinates do not expect their managers to seek their concurrence. They are comfortable complying with decisions. Again, this may depend upon the industry, the professional level of the employees concerned, and the corporate culture. Germany is undergoing rapid changes which are impacting business life.
Team work
 Germans like working in teams and collaborate quite well across hierarchical lines. The communication within a team is generally quite collegial, albeit somewhat direct and blunt. Role allocation within the team is generally quite clearly defined and people will take greater responsibility for their specific task than for the group as a whole.