2. Workplace etiquette
Punctuality is a relative term. Some cultures have a more relaxed attitude toward time and deadlines. In such a culture, getting annoyed when you have to wait for a meeting is considered disrespectful, and pressing someone to reach a deadline may result in business alienation. Instead, try learning about local culture and imitating the behaviour of local business partners.
When working with foreign business partners and co-workers, pay great attention to the formality of your address. In some cultures, it is normal to address someone you’ve just met by their first name, yet in others, you should address them by their surname or title.