My trip to Japan offered many practices to consider adopting to enhance business culture. For example:
-Quiet: Find time for meditation. You may be inspired at what being alone with your own thoughts will reveal.
-Politeness: Attend to everyone. Whether for a social or business introduction, a handshake or calling the person by name casts you in a respectful demeanor.
-Symbolism: Acknowledging others religious and cultural beliefs furthers insight into those you meet.
-Rituals: Value quality time with clients, customers and colleagues because it strengthens relationships.
-Honor: Take pride in what you do, exceeding expectations rather than settling for mediocrity.
Read more about Japanese business styles in Betsie’s blog on HuffPost.