How Does German Culture Compare to US Culture?
Frequently, very frequently I find myself confused by living in the US again.
The culture is simply so different from German culture, which is where I began my post-grad school life.
I couldn't put words to all of it, but then a friend of mine asked me recently, "Of all the places you've been, where did you have the most culture shock?"
It took me weeks to sort out my answer.
After considering the 21 countries and perhaps 18 states I've visited, I've finally got my answer.
In this episode we'll explore three specific cultural differences based on the Hofstede Insights, which are extraordinarily helpful in comparing cultural values.
Plus you'll learn a German phrase which indicates how long-term the Germans really think.
They do so love to plan ahead, too.
But that's an episode for another day.
Today: German culture vs. US culture.