Why so brutally direct?

Question “Our German colleagues are very direct in their communication. They often simply state: ‘It cannot be done. You cannot get the materials, because you did not forecast right.’ We Americans perceive it as “You are stupid.” Our reaction is pindrop silence. And, Germans will also raise their voices. Americans then … Read more

Can Germans connect personally?

Question “Are Germans able to personally connect in/out of the workplace? Or has the formalistic nature of German society gradually removed the intuitive person from the individual entirely?“ UC I am not quite sure that I understand the question: “personally connect”; “in/out of the workplace”; “formalistic nature of German society”; … Read more