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Interesting, challenging, and surprising
stats and finds around the globe
BY JON FERGUSON

Cultural differences can affect the way we do business.
Practices that might seem odd or inappropriate to
businesspeople in one country might be perfectly normal
and accepted in another. It just goes to show that it's best to
brush up on business etiquette before bounding into another
part of the world to seal a deal.

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Business cards might
not be as common
as they once were in
the U.S., but that's
not the case in Japan,
where they are still
held in high regard.
If doing business in
Japan, come armed
with a stack of cards
printed in both English
and Japanese. When
passing them out, use
both hands, with the
Japanese side facing
up. And do not write on
or play with a business
card during a meeting;
it's a sign of disrespect.
Source: businessnewsdaily.com

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As a general rule, it's
best to keep your left
hand in your pocket
when conducting
business in the United
Arab Emirates. In that
Islamic country, the
left hand is considered
unclean and should
not be used for normal
business practices, such as passing
documents. To do so
would be considered a
serious insult.

Chinese culture
encourages the
giving of gifts when
conducting business.
Make sure, however,
to use both hands
when handing a gift
over. Also, don't use
white, black, or blue
wrapping paper,
because those colors
are associated with
funerals. And giving
watches is a nono because they
represent death.

Source: destinationtips.com

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Body language is
important everywhere,
but especially so in
Brazil. In fact,
Brazilians like to get up
close when conversing
and engage in a lot
of physical contact,
like backslapping and
the touching of arms.
They also expect good
eye contact with their
conversation partners.
Do not, however, clap
the back of your hand
against the palm of the
other hand, because
that gesture signifies
that you don't care or
are bored. Also, giving
the OK sign is not OK,
because it's viewed as
a rude gesture.
Source: todaytranslations.com

Source: business.com

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French workers won
the " right to disconnect " in 2017, when
their government
passed a law allowing
employees to ignore
emails that arrive
outside of normal
working hours. Officials at the time said
the law was necessary
to keep work-related
stress from chipping
away at employees'
personal time, which
they believe can lead
to burnout.
Source: washingtonpost.com

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