The International Move is also available with a special, individually researched section that includes detailed cultural and business information on selected host countries.
A practical guide to Germany and what to expect in living and doing business there.
Basics such as your entry and customs requirements, pets, climate, healthcare, banking and taxes, housing, servants, schools and meeting people, start the book.
Phrases to know, as well as an explanation of etiquette, local accommodations, transportation-both public and private, are covered.
Specific information for those in business explains the local corporate culture, organizational structures and how women figure into the business operations.
Media, air and print, mail, legal systems and how to give gifts are covered. As is tipping and where to shop and tour, the sports and entertainment to be found.
Contacts for specific expatriate information is highlighted.
An excerpt from the book dealing with meeting people:
Germans prefer a gentle, but not limp, handshake with no arm pumping. In all introductions for business and most personal ones, you should exchange business cards.
Titles, (i.e. Doctor) are respected and always used. You should never use a first name unless you are invited to do so. The spouse of a professional is addressed with "Mr." or "Mrs." and their last name.
When you are introduced to a group, greet every lady first but don't shake hands unless she offers hers first. Then offer to shake hands with her husband who is almost always presented with her.
Never keep a hand in your pocket when you are shaking someone's hand as it is considered to be very rude.
If a third party is not available to introduce you at either a business meeting or social affair it is proper to introduce yourself to the people present.
When making introductions you should give the name of the lower-ranking or younger person first, introducing them to the senior person.
Women do not need to rise when someone comes into a room. It is expected that a man will rise when a woman or another man of higher business or social ranking, or much older, enters. If the woman is standing while the conversation takes place, the man should remain on his feet until she either sits down or leaves.
You call all women under 20 Fraulein and all others, single or married, Frau.
When the telephone rings, answer it promptly and give your last name instead of using a greeting such as hello.
In Germany, it is acceptable for a businesswoman to stop for a drink or dine alone in a restaurant.
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