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4 Ideas You Can Steal from these Business Etiquettes

4 Ideas You Can Steal from these Business Etiquettes

In earlier posts that you can read here, I’ve written about different business etiquettes around the world. Even though I am very careful when it comes to promoting do’s and don’ts (because factually that is what Business Etiquettes really are). Why I’m so sceptical when it comes to do’s and don’ts you can read here.

But for those of you who don’t want to read this let me give you a quick run down again.

Business Etiquettes: Be Careful!

The biggest problem I find when it comes to do’s and don’ts are that they are very contextual. In other words, what works in one situation doesn’t if the situation (=context) changes. Context, in this case, is about people, places and situations. But also location, timing, formal versus informal etc.

On the other hand, it does make sense to know some of the basics of business etiquettes. And for the culturally competent they can even become a topic of conversation when you see a particular do or don’t not happening the way it “should“. Asking why something is happening the way it is happening is always a good way to get to know another culture better.

The Infographic below is a nice example of this. It’s short and to the point.

Business Etiquette Around the World

Any Other Do’s and Don’ts You Can Share?

If you have any other do’s and don’ts that you can share, please do so here.

Chris Smit

I'm passionate about Cultural Difference. I have been helping organizations save time and money when they work Internationally for the last 19 years. I have had the fortunate opportunity to hold lectures, workshops, and consulting projects on this subject World Wide. It has made me understand my own culture much better, and appreciate the differences around the world.
I have a Master's Degree in Organisational Psychology and have lived in the USA, the Netherlands and, currently, in Belgium.
Thank you!

Chris Smit
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