Yes, that is correct. National Business Etiquette Week is the second week of June and starts today.
So the official designation is the time to recognize your own organization’s need for proper business etiquette and intelligence in order to compete in a growing global marketplace.
While this may sound to some like teaching us about how dinnerware is arranged upon the table, it is a serious subject and needs to taken seriously or it will cost you many opportunities for growth and profits. That gets my attention every time as a business owner.
If you deal with international customers, I highly recommend a book for you. Kiss, Bow and Shake Hands – How to Do Business in more than 60 Countries Around the World by Terri Morrison and Wayne Conaway. This book has assisted me in all my travels around the world providing insider views on the do’s and don’t’s around the world. It has kept me from losing face with people from other nations than the USA. Recommended reading or at a minimum as a reference source.
I asked Judy Bell to write a series of posts this week for insight into the subject of Business Etiquette and how important it can be. Enjoy. And, write a comment to let us know if we are helping you. Make a suggestion on future topics of interest to you. We listen to the most important people – YOU. Tell us how you feel about our topics. Thanks.