When dealing with international clients or potential partners, understanding cultural differences can make or break deals.

 

Did you know that in Japan, social behavior is one of the most important considerations that affect business decisions? From a very young age, young Japanese children learn how to bow and if they’re not proficient bowers by the time they’re of work age, companies provide bowing training.

 

Were you aware that in China, contracts do not necessarily require just a signature to be binding? Experts advise corporate representatives to examine correctly-executed contracts at the headquarters of the Chinese company to ensure procedures are followed correctly.

 

Whether your company is already operating globally or is just researching foreign markets, it’s time for a crash course on Global Business Etiquette.  Don’t make costly mistakes that can be easily avoided with a bit of awareness.  And if you’re aware of other Global Business Etiquette tips that we should consider, don’t hesitate to share in the comments below!

 

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