Business etiquette in the USA

Hello everybody,

As you know, professional habits may differ from one country to another. In order to help newly arrived expats better understand their new professional environment in the USA, we warmly encourage you to share information and insights about the do’s and don’ts in the workplace.

For instance, are there office manners? How do you greet your co-workers? Do you greet your management differently? Is there a dress code? Particular rules to observe? Maybe a professional body language?

On another level, what is key for a successful professional meeting? Are there any steps to follow? How do you a start a negotiation?

In other words, what are the most important things to know for a successful professional integration in the USA?

Thank you in advance for sharing your experience!


The behavior which is not professional can make a great loss in your business. Handshaking, saying please and thank you, having good verbal and written communications, acknowledge others, showing genuine interest, etc. are some good business etiquettes one should follow.

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