Doing Business in Germany – Part 2

Last week I talked about typical behaviour in different regions of Germany. Today it’s about the common business etiquette.

Greeting:

A short and firm handshake with direct eye contact shows the respect for the business partner. In a meeting with more people you should give everyone a handshake and tell them your last name during this. If everyone is sitting already you can also knock on the table and say Hello during this gesture. Continue reading

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Doing Business in Germany – Part 1

A short Analyses of the different Regions

Cultural Differences of German RegionsSince Are-you-global.com is supposed to support you with some information about doing business in a global environment I want to start talking about countries and their business etiquette. Today I want to present information about Germany. Firstly I have to present different regions since there are some differences within the Germans concerning the geographic part they come from. (the map is just an indication of the geographic parts) Continue reading