The Dos and Don’ts of Foreign Business Etiquette

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Saying ‘No!’

Directness and brevity are valued in discussions with Australians and lively debate and opinionated discussions are viewed as entertaining. However the opposite is true in Asia, where people rarely show public displays of anger and almost never say the words ‘no’ or ‘not,’ rather opting for ‘maybe’ or ‘we’ll see.’ So you may need to revise your negotiation strategy depending on what country you’re in.