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Keywords: Cultural sensitivity, Cultural intelligence, Emotional intelligence, Dining etiquette, Lunch Etiquette workshop.
Author: Mylan Holland
Proper dining etiquette is crucial in a business setting and can impact career prospects. Cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence play an important role in building successful business relationships.
Join EQuest Asia’s Lunch Etiquette workshop to learn how to navigate cultural differences and practice emotional intelligence in a work setting.
The Importance of Proper Dining Etiquette in a Business Setting
Dining etiquette is an essential aspect of any business setting, especially during lunch meetings. It is a way of showing respect to your colleagues, clients, or superiors. In addition to polishing one’s manners, good dining etiquette also plays a significant role in creating a positive impression and fostering good relationships.
Proper Dining Etiquette
In a work context, lunch meetings are an opportunity to network, build relationships, and close deals. However, improper dining etiquette can ruin the whole experience. According to a study conducted by The Creative Group, “52% of executives believe that poor dining etiquette has a negative impact on one’s career prospects.” Therefore, it is crucial to understand and practice proper dining etiquette, such as using utensils correctly, placing napkins properly, and knowing how to hold glasses and cutlery.
In an intercultural context, dining etiquette varies across different cultures. Understanding and respecting cultural differences is crucial in building successful business relationships. According to Forbes, “Cultural sensitivity and awareness can lead to an increase in productivity, innovation, and creativity, as well as establish better business relationships.” By being aware of and respecting cultural differences, individuals can create a more inclusive and welcoming environment that fosters good relationships.
Emotional intelligence is also essential in dining etiquette. Individuals who are emotionally intelligent can adapt to different social situations, communicate effectively, and form strong relationships. According to Harvard Business Review, “Emotionally intelligent leaders are more aware of their team’s needs and can better manage workplace stress, resulting in higher productivity and job satisfaction.”
EQuest Asia is hosting a Lunch Etiquette workshop with a particular focus on emotional intelligence. Join us to learn how to navigate different cultural dining etiquette and practice emotional intelligence in a work setting. Sign up now and take the first step towards creating a more inclusive and productive workplace.
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