Business Etiquette Across Cultures

Avoid putting your foot in it when doing business with other cultures!

Intercultural Competence as part of your Corporate Culture

What role does intercultural competence play in your company ?
A good cooperation is based on trust and good communication among colleagues, employees, superiors and business partners.

Intercultural Communication is an important component! An interaction between people from different cultures.

In order to be able to understand and eventually embrace cultural differences, we need to look at HOW things may differ, such as the dress code, the behaviour in the business environment, which covers also the body language, gestures but also who to address first in a meeting or who to shake hands with if you do so, how much time you spend on small talk or the use of time in general.

Due to our cultural identities, the experiences we’ve made with other cultures and stories that we have heard, we have a certain „picture“ of people and cultures in our heads.

The „problem“ I personally see here is that we might have heard only one story and have had only one particular experience, so we assume that we KNOW the other person. Yes, there are certain traits and characteristics that are more likely to be noticed in a culture, but the fact is, we shouldn’t make the mistake to generalize, in any situation.

What we are going to look at in these e-courses:

  • BUSINESS ETIQUETTE
  • TABOOS & MANNERS
  • USE OF TIME
  • COMMUNICATION PATTERNS
  • LEADERSHIP & DECISION MAKING
  • IMPORTANCE OF STATUS

Would you like to learn more about it & how to do business with other cultures?
Contact me for an individual training or watch the
Cultur2Go e-Course(s) below 👇

"Doing Business" Series
INTRODUCTION

Business Etiquette in India - Doing Business with India

Doing Business with
INDIA

Doing Business with Slovenia and Croatia

Doing Business with
SLOVENIA & CROATIA

Business Etiquette in China

Doing Business with
CHINA

Business Etiquette in Japan

Doing Business with
JAPAN