Values, morals, customs and attitudes, at their very core reflect the foundation, perhaps the general tendencies of any particular culture and its people. Certain behaviors and customs are so rooted in some cultures, that being rigid or non-receptive towards them could give out an impression of being impolite or disrespectful.
While planning to visit a foreign country regardless of the purpose, it is advisable to gain prior knowledge about its culture, traditions, clothing styles,
cuisine & dining etiquettes, basic greetings, meanings of gestures, religious preferences and other such aspects of distinguishable significance. When it specifically comes to building business relationships, it is important to get a good understanding about favorable time of the year to visit, the various business related mindsets, fundamental principles and guidelines, among other things.
The French too have their own peculiar ethics, some of which may be common among the rest, while others remain distinctive. Below are some, for better clarity -
Your efforts to get accustomed to, or respect the culture and customs of any foreign country, would help in demonstrating your global mindset, and prove to be fruitful while trying to build business relationships.
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