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Bad office etiquette is bad for business

A prospective investor visited Sierra Leone intent on building a partnership with a company with whom he had liaised online and on hte phone. His plan was to seal the deal and this was his experience: his potential partners were an hour late for their first meeting, during which they interrupted him constantly by taking phone calls. it was clear they were lacking in business etiquette.

They did not improve on further acquaintance. they were late for subsequent meetings where they also displayed unprofessional behaviour. The investor was so put off that he decided not to work with them. He is now in the final stages of making a deal with another company, one where his new partners respond to his e-mail within 48 hours and have been consistently professional in their interactions with him.

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