When you are going to carry out business with people or companies from other countries, you should always take into account the Multicultural Labels, what are they? They are codes or customs that exist in different countries, therefore when entering into a business relationship one must know and respect these labels. Multicultural labels can be appreciated in any social sphere, whether it is the way of greeting, eating habits at the table, punctuality, gestures, various religions, etc. Did you know that Berlin is the capital of multiculturalism? There are 180 languages there!
The labels change in all the countries of the world, for example, in Europe it is normal to greet with a kiss on both cheeks while in many of the Asian countries they avoid contact and only make a slight inclination, in some countries leaving a tip to the waiter is well educated, while in countries of Australia and Asia there is no tip culture, in some Asian countries it is considered bad taste as it is like startling the other person’s lack of money.
The religions (Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.) vary in the countries and clearly in each person, but regardless of this, the beliefs of each person must be respected.
On the more artistic side like music, cinema, theater, etc. You can appreciate more the culture of each country, since they can get to show the daily life, the language, the actions, special celebrations, etc. It depends on the theme and genre in which the work is developed.
In the field of gastronomy, you can appreciate and try the various dishes that have become part of its culture for years, such as paella in Spain, bandeja paisa in Colombia, Mexican mole, among many other dishes.
The festivities of each country are events of great importance and impact on each culture, since they celebrate a historical event, the commemoration of important people or seasons of the year, and they highlight the importance of them in their countries.
Last but not least the language, the language changes in every part of the world, there are approximately 7,000 languages on the planet, but this should not prevent communication between people from different places, therefore, it is important to learn about the language that people with whom business relationships are going to speak, and it is not specifically learning to speak the language, but rather learning a little about the gestures they make, of basic words. Thanks to technology, communication has become easier between communities.
Taking into account the aforementioned, to establish good business relationships with other people we must inform ourselves about their customs so there are not going to have misunderstanding occurs. And most importantly, always respect the ideologies and labels of the other.