- Tip 11
- It is often best to speak English in Belgium, even if reasonably fluent in French (or Flemish), as this maintains neutrality.
- Tip 12
- Communication styles differ between the two major Belgian groupings. Flemings tend more towards direct speech than their colleagues in Wallonia who have an almost French-like love of rhetoric.
- Tip 13
- Humour, if used at all in business, would tend to be included at the beginning or end of a meeting rather than during any of the substantive issues.
- Tip 14
- Women tend not to be found in the highest echelons of Belgian business.
- Tip 15
- Food is important and it is better not to try to discuss the detail of a business transaction until the coffee is served.
- Tip 16
- Surnames are usually used in business circles and the transition to the more familiar use of first names can take time.
- Tip 17
- Tip 18
- Tip 19
- Tip 20
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