As you navigate the international world of business, you’re bound to run into questions about business drinking etiquette. The first and best rule in business drinking etiquette, check with HR. Many countries, like the US and UK, have very lax rules about cocktails at business meetings. Make sure you check with individual companies, as some may have different values.
However, even the powers of the HR department only get you so far. Many business dinners happen outside of business hours, where local culture and custom reign supreme and business rules get lax. It’s easy to be torn between wanting to make a good lasting business impression while also wanting to relax and let your personality shine.
Keep reading to get some answers to some of the most common questions about business drinking etiquette.…
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