如何掌握泰国商务礼仪

泰国可能不是世界上谈论最多的市场,但它绝不是一个小市场。它每年吸引的游客和外籍人士数量巨大。但泰国文化与西欧或美国截然不同。泰国是一个极其礼貌和微妙的地方,这在商界也有所反映。如果你希望在泰国有一个富有成效的商业冒险,那么理解他们独特的商业礼仪是至关重要的。希望本指南能为您提供入门所需的信息。

关系
在泰国,大多数企业都是由家庭拥有的,而且这些家庭中的大多数都互相认识。正因为如此,泰国人只喜欢和他们认识的人做生意。在达成任何交易之前,你必须与一家公司建立良好的关系。因此,不太可能在第一次会议上做出任何决定,可能需要几次商务会议。这可能是一个缓慢而有些痛苦的过程,尤其对外国人来说,但这是不可避免的。

着装规范
在曼谷,职业装相当保守。尽管天气炎热,男女都应该穿深色西装。在曼谷之外,着装规范要宽松得多,长袖衬衫和宽松裤应该是可以接受的。名片是神圣的。在许多亚洲国家,名片非常重要。当你收到名片时,重要的是要仔细阅读,然后把它放在钱包里。同样,在会议中,你自己的名片应该比别人先提供给最资深的人。它还应该说明你在公司中的地位,以便泰国同事理解你在公司层级中的地位。

正确
准时对泰国人来说非常重要。开会最好提前几分钟到达,而不仅仅是准时到达。如果你只是准时,甚至一分钟,或者开会迟到两次,这可能被认为是非常不专业的。

沟通
需要记住的一件重要事情是,在泰国,“是”有两个意思。“柴”这个词的意思是“是的”,但是“喀”(男)和“喀”(女)的意思是“是的,我跟随”。你必须确切地澄清某人在说什么。

尽管泰国文化有些保守,但在商务会议开始时,闲聊实际上是意料之中的事。没有友好交谈就直接进入商界被视为不礼貌。也被邀请去打一轮高尔夫球或参加其他活动也是很常见的。这很大程度上是为了更好地了解你,所以抓住一切可能的机会。

别说国王的坏话
在泰国说国王的坏话是极其危险的事情。这不仅会冒犯你潜在的商业伙伴,因为皇室非常受尊敬,而且还会让你进监狱。不尊重国王的最高刑罚是死刑。

吃饭
泰国人喜欢他们的食物和好客,所以如果你被邀请吃饭,一定要接受邀请。然而,有些规则你必须遵守。当你进入一个家或餐馆时,鞋子必须脱掉。泰国菜要么用叉子和勺子吃,要么用手指吃。但是只有一些食物是用你的手指吃的,即使这样,也只能用你的右手吃。除非你非常饿,否则不要清理你的盘子,因为干净的盘子是你仍然饿的标志,它会被重新装满。重要的是要等待主人坐下,因为最年长的人通常坐在桌子的最前面。

送礼
如果在泰国受到高度鼓励,可以送礼物,但是有一定的规则要遵守。用右手给予和接受都很重要。从你自己的国家带些小东西,比如食物或酒,是个好主意。在送礼者面前打开礼物被认为是不礼貌的,所以你必须等到回到酒店后再打开。

问候
尽管你强烈要求,但最好不要尝试泰国人使用的传统半圆头弓——威弓。它取决于地位和阶级的规则,所以最好留给你的商业伙伴。如果他们把手放在一起,低下头,然后照着做,否则要克制。如果你弄错了,你会看起来像个白痴。作为一个外国人,你很可能会被轻轻的握手。顺便说一句,在泰国文化中,摸一个人的头是一种严重的失礼行为,所以无论你做什么,如果你真的想打威,不要撞到头。

尽管这些规则中的一些看起来有些奇怪。不遵守它们很可能会让你失去一笔利润丰厚的生意。事实上,一个人甚至可以把你送进监狱。所以,只要你坚持这些规则中的大部分,你就应该比任何盲目的竞争对手准备得更充分,希望能更成功。

Thailand may not be the most talked about market in the world, but it is by no means a small market. The amount of tourists and expats it attracts each year is huge. But Thai culture is extremely different from Western Europe, or the U.S. It is a land of extreme politeness and subtlety and this is mirrored in the business world. If you wish to have a productive business venture in Thailand, then it is essential to understand their unique business etiquette. Hopefully this guide will give you the information you need to get started.

Relationships
In Thailand, most businesses are owned by families and most of these families know each other. Because of this, Thais only like to do business with people that they know. It is imperative that you establish a good relationship with a company before any deal can be finalised. Therefore it is unlikely that any decisions will be made on a first meeting and will probably require several business meetings. This can be a slow and somewhat painful process especially for foreigners, but it is inevitable.

Dress Code
In Bangkok the business attire is quite conservative. Both men and women are expected to wear dark coloured suits, despite the heat. Outside of Bangkok the dress code much more relaxed, a long sleeved shirt and slacks should be acceptable. Business Cards are Sacred As in many Asian countries, a lot of importance is placed on business cards. When you receive a business card, it is important to read and then place it carefully in your wallet. Likewise, your own business card should be offered to the most senior person in a meeting before anyone else. It should also state your position within your company, so that your Thai counterparts understand your place within the company hierarchy.

Punctuality
Being punctual is very important to Thai people. It is better to arrive a few minutes early for a meeting rather than just on time. If you are just on time, or even a minute, or two late for a meeting, it may be viewed as extremely unprofessional.

Communication
An important thing to remember is that in Thailand ‘yes’ has two meanings. The word Chai means ‘Yes’ but the words ‘Khrap’(male) and ‘Kha’(female) mean ‘yes I follow’. It is imperative that you clarify exactly what someone is saying.

Despite the somewhat conservative nature of Thai culture, small talk is actually expected at the beginning of a business meeting. Diving straight into business without having a little friendly chat, is viewed as bad manners. It is also common place to be invited for a round of golf or some other kind of activity. Much of this is an effort to get to know you better, so take every opportunity you can.

Don’t Badmouth the King
Saying anything bad about the king is an extremely dangerous thing to do in Thailand. Not only will it offend your potential business partners, as the royal family are extremely respected, but it could also land you in jail. The maximum sentence for disrespecting the king being the death penalty.

Dining
Thai people enjoy their food and hospitality, so if you are invited for a meal make sure you accept the invitation. However, there are certain rules that you must follow. Shoes must be removed when you enter a home or restaurant. Thai food is eaten with either fork and spoon or your fingers. Only some food is eaten with your fingers though and even then it can only be with your right hand. Unless you are extremely hungry don’t clear your plate as a clear plate is a sign that you are still hungry and it will be refilled. It is important to wait to be seated by your host as the most senior person usually sits at the head of the table.

Gift Giving
Giving gifts if highly encouraged in Thailand, but there are certain rules to follow. It is important to both give and receive with your right hand. Bringing something small from your own country such as food or alcohol is a good idea. It is considered rude to open a gift in the presence of the gift giver, so you must wait until you are back in your hotel before you open it.

Greetings
Despite your urge it is best not to try out the traditional semi head bow used by Thais called the Wai. It is dependent on rules of status and class so it is best to leave it up to your business partners. If they put their hands together and bow their head then do likewise, otherwise refrain. If you get it wrong, you will seem like an idiot. It is most likely as a foreigner that you will be met with a light handshake. As a side note, touching a person’s head is a serious faux pas in Thai culture, so whatever you do, don’t bang heads if you do attempt a Wai.

Although some of these rules may seem strange. Not adhering to them may well cost you a lucrative business deal. In fact one could even land you in jail. So as long as you adhere to most of these rules you should be more prepared and hopefully more successful than any competitors who go in blind.

原文:https://www.careeraddict.com/master-business-etiquette-in-thailand

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