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Business Etiquette Around the World

Business Etiquette Around the World infographic

When you are on a business trip, making a good impression is always key, but meeting internationally for business can make things a little tricky. The Business Etiquette Around the World infographic from CT Business Travel has compiled a list of expectations for those meeting in foreign countries around the world. As the infographic states, "Follow these tips and never put a hand, fork, or word out of place again."

Customs and etiquette vary wildly from country to country, and business professionals are often unaware of the differences.

This made us think, wouldn’t it be really useful to research and produce an illustrative guide that provides an easy to digest overview of the essential cultural differences for when professionals meet international clients, suppliers and colleagues overseas – so we did and here it is.

For instance the French prefer to shake hands lightly, as do the Japanese and South Koreans, and pre-business chit-chat may be customary in Brazil, but this is not the case in Russia, Switzerland and a number of other countries.

The following Infographic outlines the rules that can be unwittingly broken across the world and will be of interest to anyone who wants to seal the deal rather than tarnish their reputation.

Table data like this is always a challenge to visualize. Using icons in the table format is a good way to make the data easier to understand and compare between rows.

Thanks to Danny for posting the link on Linkedin!

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Reader Comments (9)

Evidently etiquette doesnt matter when you get to Africa. Typical western bigotry.
Otherwise, good job!
June 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDoesntmatter
Wow fantastic post, very usefull! I will print this for my employees! Gracias.
June 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNettoyage Gatineau
I don't see Business Etiquette for Italy....a country with centuries of history.
July 2, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermax
Will take this graphic to heart next time I'm on a Business Trip. Thank you:)
July 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLavylites
No China? at least 15% of global population and 1 of the largest economies?
July 8, 2015 | Unregistered Commentershc
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August 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanex Cleaning Services
Easy to understand blog using info graphics. And lot more to learn. Nice post.
February 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterThe HVJ Blog
Cool infographic. It'd mostly still depend on the companies you're gonna meet with, but it's a good general guideline for business etiquette. :D
May 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRay

I get huge detail in your articles and it's great article.
December 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfaizane ilahi

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