How to survive a meetingHuman Resources Department a few years ago Building friendships
Meetings are landmines for most people. The buzzwords thrown around are confusing and it’s unclear how people should really conduct themselves – should I voice my concern about this now or in an email later?
To make matters worse meeting etiquette can vary greatly from country to country. In Germany, you will need to have sufficient facts to back up your material. People are not too polite to question your presentation or statements. In Mexico, business people want to be friendly so they avoid disagreeing with colleagues. As a result, you will have to be wary of group think and encourage other means of extracting feedback.