International Business Etiquette
Global commerce is making the world smaller. Doing business with international vendors and clients — once the province of a select few — is an increasingly common affair among professionals at all levels. But American business etiquette is far from the norm abroad. There is a dizzying array of rules and customs in play when doing business internationally, and even the most subtle variation in manners can have grave consequences when it comes to landing that big contract. So whether you’re jetting off to Hong Kong or just doing a video chat with a supplier in Berlin, it pays to be aware of differences in regional and cultural business etiquette.