First impressions are crucial in today’s global economy, you can potentially make or break an entire deal with your first interaction.
Booking.com have revealed some interesting statistics calculated from research they have carried out into the business etiquette of business travellers worldwide. The research shows a lack of understanding from employees for how their conduct could affect their companies’ reputation.
The top 5 business etiquette blunders as highlighted by the research are as follows:
- Being on a mobile device during a meeting 46%
- Not greeting people appropriately 43%
- Inappropriate attire 36%
- Speaking loudly 32%
- Not responding to emails within 24 hours 19%
Director of product development at Booking.com, Ripsy Bandourian, had the following to add… “Experiencing new cultures is one of the things business travellers enjoy most. However, doing good business in today’s global economy means that executives need to become a cultural chameleon.”
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