Body-language and nonverbal communication

Seasickness is not good for business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasickness is not good for business

One can observe intercultural integration in various social fields just like buying a cruiser. Rich Chinese can afford such boats more and more. They also have a special look on the architecture of these boats. This architecture has of course to mirror special Chinese aspects of being related to one another (guanxi). Here some examples:

  • Chinese prefer very big and very representative boats. Many of them also prefer a landing place for helicopters. J Price doesn’t matter
  • There has to be a hard top because Chinese women like to have ……….a rest under a shadow and not in the sun. Chinese women “have to” keep their skin white.
  • The area of captain and crew has to be strictly separated from the family area.
  • Beds have to be placed in a cabin, so that the head-end is opposite to the window. (Feng Shui)
  • Many Chinese get already seasick when standing on the peer, so there has to be special stabilization on board, so that seasickness is reduced. As most of the boats are used for guanxi, that means, meeting business partners, they of course are really interested in a stabilized boat which does not make people seasick. Being seasick is regarded as a danger for business.
  • Young Chinese (second generation) mostly buy boats which are specially prepared and built for them. These boats are used by the young people for themselves.
  • Just like in Europe it is very difficult to find a good captain and crew. So selling a yacht / cruise is mostly done by also “selling” a special captain and crew.
  • In contrast to Westerners Chinese mostly stay on their boat for some hours or maybe not more than one day. Then they ship back to the harbor.
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