France

French Business Teams

The education system fosters a sense of rivalry and competition from an early age, with peers competing to pass entrance examinations to gain entry into the elite Grandes Ecoles.

A sense of team working is not encouraged in this process and does not therefore come naturally in later working life. People prefer to have definable, personal sets of objectives rather than to work in more general team roles. Thus teams are often defined as sets of specialists working on single issues for a strong leader.

Teams arranged between functional lines for the purpose of promoting one particular project (as found in the USA) are often difficult to implement as loyalties are divided between the project team and the functional home of the team member.

 

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 France only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.

Country Breakdown

67

Million

Population

Euro

Currency

$ 1.465

Trillion

GDP

643,801

km2

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