Dutch business culture
How things work in the Dutch business world.
The organisational structure of businesses in the Netherlands is often very flat compared to businesses in your home country.
Dutch companies revolve around meetings. You will find that there is always at least one meeting in your office every day, even if it only involves a few people.
In the Netherlands, time is money. You are expected to be punctual as being late may 'damage' your image.
When conducting business in the Netherlands, respectful but relaxed behaviour is the norm.
The stereotypes of Dutch business communication are often those of straight-talking directness, with to-the-point discussions.