Culture Smart! Poland: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette
by Greg Allen
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs, and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.
Culture Smart! Poland offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit--whether on business or for pleasure--into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:
- customs, values, and traditions
- historical, religious, and political background
- the Poles at home
- leisure, social, and cultural life
- eating and drinking, Polish style
- dos, don'ts, and taboos
- business practices
- communication, spoken and unspoken
". . . as useful as they are entertaining."Easyjet Magazine
". . . offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world."
New York Times
GREG ALLEN is the Canadian director of an intercultural management consultancy specializing in assisting Western businesspeople working in Poland. He obtained his MA in Sociology from Lancaster University, England, and is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on intercultural management in Central and Eastern Europe. He has written extensively on the subject in academic journals. After moving to Poland in 1994, he now lives in a small town near Warsaw with his Polish wife and two daughters.
Publishing House: Kuperard, New York 2006
SoftCover book measuring 4.4" x 6.7"
168 pages, map, illustrations, index
English Language Version
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