Etiquette is all about respect.
While it’s captivating to tell a few jokes during a meeting in the US – hold off on your one-liners if conducting a meeting with German clients.
Part of traveling is the adaptation to new cultures. Being one with the community will immerse you into the experience and enhance your understanding of the world. Especially if you plan to do business abroad – it’s crucial to follow proper etiquette. This will help you solidify clients and build strong, trusting relationships.
So refrain from a toast in the UK to someone who is older than you.
And in Japan – never pour a drink for yourself.
Check out these 35 tips on business etiquette around the world provided by Zendesk: