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5 Powerful Tips For Working With Israelis

5 Powerful Tips for Working with Israelis

5 Powerful Tips for Working with Israelis

I really hope that you have already read my book “Israeli Business Culture” and are familiar with the ISRAELI™ model that elaborates on the major characteristics of the Israeli business culture:







If this is your first time seeing the above model, you can find more details in the following link:

In either case, I want to make sure we are making headway.

Here are five tips for managers around the globe who work with Israelis:

  1. Cascade Power Down: Try to cascade power down through the organization and . This will motivate your Israeli employees and also make them respect you for trusting and challenging them.
  2. Differentiate Between Directness in Business and Personal Sensitivity: Many Israelis are unaware of how aggressive their straightforwardness can appear to non-Israelis. Try to keep this in mind, and differentiate between directness in business and personal sensitivity.
  3. Enjoy the Possibility of Risk-Taking and Improvisation: Israelis tend to think big and aim high. Enjoy the possibility that their risk-taking and improvisation might pay off really well.
  4. Subdivide Projects: When Israelis go outside the defined lines due to their improvisational mindset, the project outline, timetable and even goals can all change, which may seem to create a mess. However, this can also bring about more interesting and profitable results. I advise non-Israelis to break down projects so that any changes that come up can be monitored and discussed before moving on to the next step.
  5. Know Your Own Culture’s Valuable Assets: Remember that your ability for strategic long-term planning and attention to detail can serve as a balancing factor and a valuable asset while working with Israelis. A combination of people from different cultures in one organization can increase real-time success in the long run.


Browse for more information about the Israeli culture in or look for my Amazon bestseller Israeli Business Culture.


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