When you hear conversations about the beautiful country of Australia, you might think of different things. Some of them are kangaroos, the desert, wonderful beaches, and the famous theater in Sydney. Still, there’s a lot more to this country that’s just these landmarks. Today, many people travel to Australia for business. No matter the length of their trip, it’s important for everyone to know the culture of the place you’re going. Keep on reading if you would like to get to know a little bit more about the Australian culture.
Do not criticize the country
People living in Australia are very proud of their country and their origins. Never criticize their history, their services, or hospitality. When I was there, I experienced some problems with my cell phone signal, especially in the center of the country. Do not make the same mistake as I did. Try not to criticize the way in which things work. If you happen to have any problems with your signal, maybe you can try to boost your mobile phone signal.
Never be late
Australian people are famous because of their relaxed lifestyle. They are said to be fun, reliable, and empathetic. Yet, there is a thing in which most of them are inflexible. They usually take punctuality very seriously. Try not to be late if you don’t want to be seen as irresponsible. If you can, try to arrive 5 minutes before a business meeting.
Do not boast about your abilities
We are all proud of our skills. However, Australians, in general, do not like to boast about their accomplishments. It’s not nice for them to draw attention to their qualifications, especially academic ones when they are in public. Also, try not to stress your company’s achievements too much. People from Australia will be good judges of character in light of the things that you do, instead of what you say.
Be honest and opinionated
Australians are famous because of their strong opinions. They love debating about controversial issues and they would always tell you exactly what they think. Some of them are even entertained by heated debates. Do not hesitate to talk about religion, politics, or any topic you consider interesting. However, only do so if you are being honest and informed. Australians value directness in particular and do not like being manipulated.
Their sense of humor is also famous worldwide. Most of them are said to make a lot of jokes, especially directed at themselves. Their humor tends to be dark and irreverent. Be ready to laugh at yourself if you would like to be accepted.
Be ready to feel at home
Finally, most Aussies are very warm. If they want to get to know you better, it is likely that they will invite you for a barbecue at their home. Enjoy your business trip to Australia! Get to know this fascinating culture, and visit as many beautiful places as you can. You’ll surely want to come back!