Business Customs and Protocols across the Globe

Business etiquette, cross cultural communications and protocols are an intrinsic part of any global business operation. A successful business outcome is dependent on how you apply your communication skills and cultural understanding whichever country you are in, and appropriate behaviour is essential. A lack of knowledge about a culture can be the kiss of death in your business dealings and research should be undertaken in order to make the best impression possible.

It is important to remember that just because something is acceptable in your home country doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be considered widely inappropriate to another culture. Business protocols and customs vary from country to country and knowing how to avoid a cultural faux pas is essential to ensure positive business dealings.