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Managing in Portugal
Working in a Traditional, Family-Oriented Culture
Portugal is not a country that likes to "toot its own horn."
While the European powerhouses of Germany, France, the U.K., Spain, and Italy grab headlines and tourist dollars, Portugal appears content to maintain a low profile and enjoy its own traditional ways, with family life at its heart.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a peaceful, tolerant country with about 10.3 million inhabitants. It is the westernmost country in Europe, bordered by Spain to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west.
The country is a charming mix of ancient and modern – a Catholic country renowned for its medieval towns, castles and cobbled streets, it has nevertheless found a happy blend with all that modern, contemporary culture has to offer.
In this article, we'll look at what you need to know to live and work successfully in Portugal, and we'll explore its culture, economy, people, and traditions, to help you engage with and manage a Portuguese team....