Tag: business etiquette
Building a career and succeeding in business isn't easy. It takes a lot of hard work, and you face plenty of cutthroat competition. But, as competitive as business can be, life at work also has a civilized aspect. If you're going to make it big, you had better take care to practice proper business etiquette.
The Dutch tend to dress fairly conservatively in business, though standards and styles vary widely from one industry to another: formal attire is normal in banking, open-neck shirts and jeans in the IT and entertainment sectors. In most Dutch organisations, it is generally normal to wear a jacket, not necessarily a suit, to take the jacket off when working. Colour has no particular significance, and colourful shirt/tie combinations are quite usual in some sectors, such as marketing and service industries.