Corporate etiquette in luxury transportation


Moving to a new country. Great news! However most of the Western etiquette will not necessarily transfer to the new place, especially when moving east. But as a charismatic personality you are confident that figuring out the locals is not rocket science, and in the end it will work just fine. True. The logic says ok good, but the gut feeling says, we're going to see more about that. And as the bumps in life are always about gut feelings , the big question is how to measure reliability in a new culture? What do you take for granted and what do you discern as facts? Are you trying to solve problems solely on logic or are you guided by emotional intelligence as well. In the end, beyond East and West, we are all humans, but culturals do slow down natural linking. And although western corporations invest massively in global leadership and organizational design, in many cases the predictive theoretical framework can become a delicate task when translating concepts into functional paradigms. So how do you really relate to locals? Being tempted to make use of soft and elegantly superior western attitude is equal to a low altitude sonic boom. That is, no contact. In satelite countries and not only, Fortune One Hundred companies identify distincive features when securing reliable business partners. For a valid analysis let's consider a cross industry approach, and see the mechanics of each business domain. Current Fortune One Hundred ranking places Boston Consulting Group on the second place and Marriott International on fifty third place. Two global actors that reach a unique clientele in diverse exotic, stable and emerging markets. Each type has its variables but their global reach taught them that success comes by enaging in mutually constructive and beneficial partnerships relevant to demographics.  For a better understanding let's take a look at each company's needs, relative to mobility concepts.  The consulting companies move their employees arround the globe using limousine companies with excellent corporate track records. The main reason is, they both speak the same language and meet organically each other's expectations. In many situations, consultants are flown in for a meeting lasting a few howrs only, and because of air travel limitations, it is sometimes just minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin. And this is where the major difference between regular taxi and a limousine services, begins to surface. As a general practice, global companies, are aware that a consultant needs to refresh notes and focus mentally on data she needs to present next, and support this. The consultant needs focus and clear skyes and not worrying about trafic, car malfunctioning or poor excuses for unforseen delays.  In such cases a limousine service delivery must be flawless in both terms of timing and and trafic safety. For hospitality and leisure businesses such as Marriott International, the focus  shifts from employees to clients, where limousine services are regarded as an extension of Marriott's  concierge. Beisdes promptitude, timing and safety, one may notice the high emphasis on courtesy and outlook. Everything that is performed in terms of transportation, is indirectly linked but associated with the major brand and must match the brand's four star service. A premium corporate transportation provider has an important duty in providing a product that matches their client's branding expectations in terms of prestige, quality and image. If for a business consultant is probably less relevant the exterior of a car during a rainy day, it may not be the same when moving an Oracle Senior VP from a Marriott convention center to a private jet terminal. Confidentiality is just another critical ingredient for a high quality service mix. Lets imagine the following scenario  when a limousine provider is offering services to direct competitors headquartered iin the same city.  Say, a limousine company is providing services to both Nestle and Kraft Foods, and the chauffeur overhears a possible M&A conversation from one of its clients. If there is one non negotiable aspect in premium transportation, this is confidentiality or professional  discretion.  Although the livery service is still in its infancy in Romania, the global values that define the corporate etiquette become core values in the modus operandi of premium service providers.  Besides Bucharest, the corporate travel phenomenon is a rapidly growing trend in various regions of the country. In Transylvania, the two major participating airports are Sibiu and Cluj International airports. These two represent the main two portals for corporate travel from the western hemishpheres. http://fortune.com/best-companies