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The Do's and Don'ts of an International Workplace [Infographic]

Posted by Alicia Busse

August 8, 2017


The Do's and Don'ts of an International Workplace

Did you know that in France, spelling is very important? The French place great significance on their language and like to protect its authenticity.

Whether you’re growing your organization abroad or visiting colleagues in another country, it is important to be aware of the workplace etiquette in the region you’re visiting. 

  • In the U.K. it is encouraged to complain about unimportant things; like the weather and traffic.

  • In France, feel free to take at least 2 coffee breaks a day - coffee is important!

  • In Saudi Arabia, employees like to keep their work and personal lives seperate. So avoid asking family-related questions.

  • In both Russia and Germany, directness is the preferred style of communication; don’t sugarcoat.

Check out this infographic (via Viking Blog) for more facts and lessons in international workplace etiquette. While learning local etiquette, it is a sign of respect to know the common legal challenges and cultural norms of the regions you are expanding in.

In our International Workplace Harassment Training course, your managers can be educated on how to be respectful while outside of the United States and recognize harassment in an unfamiliar place. 


International Office Etiquette
From Visually.

Topics: HR, HR Compliance