Czech Republic

Czech Business Management Style

As has been stated earlier, the Czech approach to many business issues will be determined by the type of organisation you happen to be dealing with and by the age of your counterparts.

Many Western companies with subsidiaries in the Czech Republic will place great emphasis on developing a leadership style within their Czech operation which aligns with their global views on leadership issues. Therefore, you may find that leadership style can vary widely depending on the type of operation you are dealing with.

Traditionally, Czech management styles have been characterised by a somewhat paternalistic style which reflects the hierarchical, bureaucratic nature of the ex-state monopolies which were the norm in the economy. Managers kept somewhat aloof from their subordinates and issued direct commands which people were expected to follow without question. This approach is still very evident in the larger, locally-run Czech enterprises.

This paternalistic style accounts for the lack of initiative which may expatriates feel they encounter when working with Czech colleagues. If managers expect their subordinates to follow direct instructions unquestioningly, it is hardly surprising if those subordinates feel they have no authority to go beyond the direct instructions they have been given.

 

Author

This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture.  Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Australia only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.


Author

This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture

Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Czech Republic only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.

Country Breakdown

10.56

Million

Population

K?

Czech Koruna

Currency

$ 192.9

Billion

GDP

78,866

km2

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