“Our German colleagues in headquarters always say what cannot work, but without a solution or recommendation on how it could work. Their response is simply ‘No, no, no.’
We present business opportunities, create an agenda, do everything the Germans ask of us, then we do the telecon. Our message.: ‘We could double our volume with a certain customer.’ German response: no questions, no recommendations, instead ‘Ok, thank you for the report.’ Then they push rules down at us. That was it.
How can we overcome the German-no?”
Ah yes, the famous (or infamous) “German no”, so terrifying to us Americans. It hits us so hard that we often turn white or, in some cases, break down into tears. See our core content on this under Agreements – No.