“It seems that Americans want constant updates, and that Germans want first to get it perfect. Why?”
Both statements so true! And they involve several foundational topics. Let’s look at three:
Americans are pragmatic, “down and dirty.” Whereas Germans are perfectionists. Both logics work, but not necessarily in the respective other business culture. See Agreements – Deliverables.
Yes, Americans want constant updates. They maintain short lines of communication. It is critical to their leadership logic. Germans maintain long, or longer, lines of communication. See Leadership – Lines of Communication.
Ah, German perfectionism. So true, especially when it comes to engineering, which is all about how they define quality. See Product – Quality.