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  1. ISRAEL Namrata Raina Raj Mandayam Betsy-Shane Rosenblum David Abascal

  2. AGENDA

  3. WORK PROCESS • virtual environment: a challenge! • Technology: • plan the work/arrange virtual meetings: emails/whatsapp. • videoconference: google hangout (video+chat+docs) • sharing documents/presentations: google drive. • getting information: websites, Israel student.. • Learnings: flexibility, commitment, team rules, doodle...

  4. ISRAEL DATA (1) • Capital: Jerusalem • Climate: Mediterranean climate – long hot summers, short & rainy winters • Primary Geography: Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains;Jordan Rift Valley • Official Language: Hebrew, Arabic • Education: 97.1% literacy rate, 2nd most educated country in the world • Work week: Sunday to Thursday • Currency : ILS (Shekel)

  5. ISRAEL DATA (2) • Israel is the official state of the Jewish religion • The Israeli workweek is Sun-Thurs in honor of Shabbat • Israeli culture tracks closely to Jewish culture • Equality and low power distance, while maintaining respect for all • Merit and charisma drive success, facts and logic win arguments • Directness and honest is commonplace • Relationships are very important

  6. ISRAEL DATA (3) • Politics • Founded and recognized in 1948 • Politically allied with US, tense with many neighbors • A liberal country with low power distance • Culture • Assertive, pushy and masculine country • High uncertainty avoidance -- keeps things frank • In Business • Frank and to the point, but friendly • Good communication highly valued; language is an art • Respect for high ranking officials

  7. MINI-CASE Greg Smith from USA has been asked to head the IT team in Israel’s Tel Aviv office. He is faced with some communication challenges. As he sits in his office he reminisces the past few days and the events that took place.

  8. VIDEO-CLIP Link to Israel Presentation : https://drive.google.com/a/student.ie.edu/#folders/0B6fQhyNpFKBFWG9LZkN3MUExVEk

  9. CONCLUSION • Be open and direct in conversation with the Israelis. • Empathize with the culture and traditions. • Interaction and regular communication will build relationships. • Learn to enjoy the different but modern business culture. • Israelis appreciate confident, and practical people.