Hong Kong: 10 tips for business success when working in Hong Kong

By Sue Bryant
7th May 2019

Be sure to recognise the differences between Hong Kong Chinese and mainland Chinese and don’t make assumptions about somebody’s background and culture. Be prompt for appointments and calm and polite during meetings; overenthusiastic displays of emotion are frowned upon. Dress smartly and fashionably, taking into account the Chinese superstitions concerning blue and white, and any other colours or symbols which are regarded as inauspicious….

Ghana: 10 tips for business success when working with Ghanaians

By Sue Bryant
7th May 2019

Take time to develop personal relationships and be guided by your counterpart as to when to move on to business. Expect to be asked personal questions, like ‘What religion are you?’ and answer politely. Ghanaians love to chat and put a person in context and this questioning helps them to achieve that.

Finland: 10 tips for business success when working with Finns

By Sue Bryant
7th May 2019

Be prepared to make positive but not excessive comments about Finland. Finns always like to know what visitors think of their country and are actually quite insecure, so do not be critical. If you want to talk about sport, ice hockey is a national obsession, as is Formula One.

Denmark: 10 tips for business success when working with Danes

By Sue Bryant
7th May 2019

You will make a good impression in Denmark if you conform and fit in. Don’t try to be different, either in your home, your dress style or your interactions with Danes. Dress smartly and conservatively and adopt a calm demeanour; Danes are not given to vigorous displays of public affection. All decisions are made by consensus and it is important to respect this. Do not go over anybody’s head and involve whole teams in decision-making processes.

Bahrain: 10 tips for business success when working with Bahrainis

By Sue Bryant
7th May 2019

Bahrainis live in a multicultural society and are comfortable dealing with visiting business people. Like other Arabs, they are hospitable and place a great deal of emphasis on an outward expression of politeness and quiet demeanour….

10 tips for doing business in China

By Terence Brake
22nd March 2019

Learn all about Chinese business culture with our free guide. Prepare for your international business meetings with Country Navigator….

10 tips for doing business in the USA

By Terence Brake
21st March 2019

Learn all about American business culture with our free guide. Prepare for your international business meetings with Country Navigator….

10 tips for doing business in Japan

By Terence Brake
10th March 2019

Learn all about Japanese business culture with our free guide. Prepare for your international business meetings with Country Navigator….

10 tips for doing business in India

By Terence Brake
28th February 2019

Learn all about Indian business culture with our free guide. Prepare for your international business meetings with Country Navigator….

10 tips for doing business in France

By Terence Brake
20th February 2019

Learn all about French business culture with our free guide. Prepare for your international business meetings with Country Navigator….

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