Workplace customs can vary considerably from country to country. And when expats come to Brazil, some growing pains are expected. Brazilians are, in general, very welcoming and always willing to help. However, adapting to Brazil’s workplace habits could prove to be more tricky than grabbing a beer with locals.
The professional atmosphere in Brazil is a lot more sensitive than in most European countries, and it could be remarkably easy to cause offense with a poor choice of works. At the same time, Brazilian business talks are usually spoken with more tact, with people generally being less direct and concerned about coming across as pleasant.