In Japan, you should take someone’s business card:
With your left hand
With both hands
: This is a way of showing your respect for the person you are meeting and helps to get your interaction off to a good start.
With your right hand
At a business meeting in Russia, you must avoid:
Addressing your associates by their patronymic surnames
Looking people in the eye
Shaking your Russian colleagues' hands in a doorway
: They believe this brings bad luck.
Gifts are an integral part of doing business in China, but which gift should you avoid at all costs?
: In Mandarin Chinese, the phrase "to give a clock" (sòng zhōng) sounds the same as a phrase meaning "to send to death"
When you talk to Indian associates, they will answer yes to all your questions. This means:
That they are being respectful
That they agree with you
That they will implement all of your requests
If you are given a gift in South Korea, your gift in return should be:
Of the same value
: Be careful not to give gifts that are too expensive, because your associates will then have to be able to match them with their gifts.
In Brazil, professional life and private life are:
To be kept separate
Combined in working relationships
: As a result, it is extremely important for a foreigner to establish interpersonal relationships
Respected at work but people only open up after building up a long-term relationship
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