Business etiquette in Finland is not devoid of originality, and, above all, this is due to calm deliberation, and at the taciturn Finns themselves. Finns are trying to spend time with benefits.
1. Sequence - one of the main characteristics of the way of thinking and working Finns. 2.In Finnish society all relations are based on equality. The hierarchical structure is more horizontal than vertical, the reference to "you" is common, men and women have equal rights among themselves. 3.The resulting differences are resolved through negotiations and find a compromise.
Do not be surprised by a long pause in the conversation with the Finnish partners or Finnish businessmen, uttered during the entire meeting on the strength of a couple of words. Silence Finn does not mean a lack of interest, on the contrary, my opinion he's always there, it just express it in the most appropriate, in his opinion, the time, or when specifically asked to do so.
On the other hand the Finns even in business is no stranger to humor, however, it is their very specific. Joke Finns very succinctly and, as a rule, at the expense of yourself, not other people.
Russian language of gestures and postures, for example, crossed his arms (a common gesture in Russian) will be accepted by the Finnish colleagues as a manifestation of arrogance, cause a negative attitude from the Finnish business and will be accepted by them is pretty cool.
The Finnish business community - a Finnish elite, brought up on such things as an honest business and cultural and ethical business practice. The Finnish business man clothing adheres to the classical style.
sauna. Finns invite their business partners to his home for coffee or to the country with a visit to the sauna. At home with them to talk about culture, sports, music... Are sensitive to even the theme the history of relations between the two countries, wars, considered tactless questions about family or wages.
Businessman, according to the Finns, should look good, but not "too". Finns like distance in any business dealings.