Instant Improver

An illustrated guide to business etiquette across the world


Most business meeting ‘war crimes’ (unpunctuality, weak handshake, using Comic Sans) are fairly universal.

Others, depending on whereabouts in the world you’re based, can differ wildly. For proof of that, this infographic from the good folk at CT Business Travel breaks down business etiquette across various countries and regions.

Whether it’s knowing how many hands to present a business card with, or if small talk is frowned upon, if you are someone about to fly to somewhere to sign off on a big merger, you’ll want to be bookmarking this visual fact treat.

You’ll notice there’s no mentioning of wrapping your tie around your forehead after your fifth Jagerbomb, mind. Best avoid that move just in case.