Portugal:

Tip 1
Portugal has made very significant economic and commercial strides since the Revolution of 1974 opened to the rest of the world. It is no longer a predominantly agrarian society and boasts an increasingly high standard of living.
Tip 2
However, change comes slowly in what is still a conservative and traditional country - hierarchy and paternalistic management style still persist and many would say are still the norm.
Tip 3
Government-run corporations dominate the economic landscape despite a number of high-profile privatisations.
Tip 4
As companies (both state-owned and private) tend towards the hierarchical, decision-making powers lie in the hands of a few senior managers at the top of the organisation.
Tip 5
Make sure you are dealing with the right people. Don't waste time trying to get people to make decisions who do not have the real authority anyway.
Tip 6
Management style is paternalistic and mangers are expected to manage through giving clear instructions.
Tip 7
Subordinates will rarely disagree openly with senior people - they will however raise any concerns in private.
Tip 8
Mangers are expected to be authoritarian but also to be caring. They should take an interest in the well-being of colleagues who will, in turn, be expected to show loyalty.
Tip 9
Mangers are expected to be authoritarian but also to be caring. They should take an interest in the well-being of colleagues who will, in turn, be expected to show loyalty.
Tip 10
Decisions are often taken in small lobbying sessions prior to the meeting. Try to become part of this pre-meeting lobbying process.
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