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DEARBORN – While reaching out to shake hands is an automatic gesture in the United States, that’s not the case in Saudi Arabia if the two people are different genders.
That’s just one of the business tips Ford Export and Growth (E&G) employees were given during a recent lunch-and-learn cultural seminar.
The seminar was conducted by facilitator Mary Beauregard and subject matter expert Wafa Hassan, who cited that as just one example of the country’s preference for complete separation of the sexes – something Americans need to be aware of when doing business in Saudi Arabia.
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