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Cultural Etiquette

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The people

Mexico is a very class-conscious society where social stratifications are well defined. Shake hands or give a slight bow when introduced. Mexicans generally stand close together when conversing. Don't show signs of

Germans value order, privacy and punctuality.

Meeting and greeting Body language

At a business or social meeting, shake hands with everyone present when arriving and leaving. Germans may appear reserved and unfriendly until you get to know them

Russia has had a long history of totalitarianism, which has resulted in a rather fatalistic approach to living. initial greetings may come across as cool. Do not expect friendly smiles.

Russians are a very demonstrative people, and public physical contact is common.

Corporat e culture

discomfort, which would be considered rude by your Mexican counterpart. Punctuality is expected of foreign businesspeople.


Helpful hints

Deadlines are often little more than (very) general target dates.

Germans take punctuality for business meetings and social occasions seriously. Tardiness is viewed as thoughtless and rude. Call with an explanation if you are delayed. A man or younger person should always walk to the left side of a lady.

Russians appreciate punctuality. Business meetings generally begin on time.

Russians are very proud of their culture and enjoy opportunities to talk about their music, art literature and dance. Knowledge about art, music and some Russian history is appreciated.

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