- Always maintain a polite and formal reserve until your German colleague indicates for what
appears to be a more casual relationship.
- Appointments are essential and should be scheduled in advance, particularly in the morning.
- Handshaking is extremely important and taken seriously in German culture.
- Do not be offended by what appears to be a terse greeting or abrupt farewell.
- Do not point your finger at your head and make a screwing motion. Major insult in Germany.