Professionals who are doing global business must know the etiquette of the places where they travel. This Fox News video shares some examples with us.
- In Russia, Vodka is not meant to be mixed with other drinks. People should also expect to finish drinking a whole bottle if they open one and put the empty bottle on the floor.
- In Japan (also in Korea), never pour a drink on one’s own. Alcohol or tea must be poured by somebody else.
- In Asian, always use both hands to give or receive something such as letters, business cards, brochures, etc. (This is my personal comment).
- In Thailand, it is fine to pick on one’s nose in front of others (I actually doubt about this one).
- Some body languages may mean completely different things in different cultures and/or countries.
- Drinks may not be served with ice. As matter of fact, many Asian women prefer to drink warm or room-temperature water or tea. Americans may have to ask for ice if traveling to an international location.
- And so forth …