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Managing Culture Shock in Three Easy Steps

You’re traveling in an unfamiliar place or have moved to a foreign country and you experience a rollercoaster of emotions—excitement, disorientation, maybe a little distress. An experience many can relate to upon arriving in a new, unfamiliar place: culture shock.

But how do you deal? Oddly enough, managing culture shock is very much like managing relationships.

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Brazil: Cultural Etiquette

Whether you’re planning a vacation to Brazil or conducting business with Brazilians, it’s important to understand the cultural context of the people you are working with.

Your personality and ability to establish strong relationships are crucial to the success of your business endeavors with Brazilians. Brazilians are known to do anything for friends, and when it comes to business, relationships carry more weight than a legal document. Hence the expression, “For friends, everything. For enemies, the law.”

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