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9 Business Customs From Around the World [Infographic]

Emma Murray Emma Murray Last Updated:

We’re a pretty international gang, here at Toggl. With staff on almost every continent (we’re coming for you Antarctica),  we know that every country does business just a little bit differently.

We decided to take a look at etiquette to see how things change over borders.


This comic was created by James Chapman for the Toggl Team – the people behind the world’s no. 1-time tracking app.

Pro tip: If the phrase ‘undress to your comfort level’ seems like an oxymoron, you may want to keep any business in Estonia or Finland strictly to the confines of the web.

If you find yourself doing business with international clients, there’s a good chance Toggl may be of use to you. Not only can you easily keep track of your billables, you’re also able to take a deep dive into your productivity.

With Toggl’s reporting, you’ll be able to see what projects are actually bringing in a profit and what ones you may need to leave stranded on an iceberg in the Atlantic.

I’m taking a break from business, show me more!

If you’re a frequent traveler, you should check out our airport guide to making your travel experiences 130% better (we did the math on this one). We also have a comic about the differences between working from an office and working from home.

If you happen to work in the tech biz, you might also enjoy this epic piece about how the world might be a little different if it were created by a programmer. If that sort of thing is your jam, you may also enjoy The Unicorn Startup Simulator – a highly realistic, deeply immoral game about life in the gritty startup scene of Silicon Valley.

We’ll also keep doing these comics, so like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram if you want these delivered directly to you! We also post on LinkedIn if you want to pretend you’re doing work.

If you have any ideas for the next one, or if you think we’ve missed an essential part of your countries business etiquette, let us know where it says “Comments”.

Emma Murray

Emma Murray makes content and content and even more content. She believes everyone has a few good words in them. She also does photojournalism here: https://www.emmakathleenmurray.com/

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