Korean Business Culture Insights: “Shaking Hands, Bowing & Waving”

The following snippet from one of my lectures in the KBC Professional Certification Program is now part of the ebook Korean Business Etiquette Guide: Take an Essential Step Toward Your Business Goals in Korea! 

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From the lecture in Chapter 2 of Korean Business Etiquette Guide: Take an Essential Step Toward Your Business Goals in Korea!

"Another aspect of business greetings in Korea is the fact that men just don’t shake hands with women, and vice versa. Perhaps things are changing in certain business sectors, but overall, this rule of thumb applies. Once again though, drawing on the lessons from the previous lecture where I pointed out that the Korean cultural rules aren’t applied with foreigners in the same way as amongst Koreans, foreign women definitely find themselves the exception here, as foreign women visiting a Korean office are likely to find themselves shaking hands with the men."

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