Cultural Challenges

In order to successfully lead multi-cultural teams in China, your key Asia-facing executives will need an above average level of cultural sensitivity when dealing with a myriad of cultural ambiguities.

Local Chinese business culture will always overpower incoming ‘western’ business practices. A practical understanding of obvious ‘cultural’ gaps and some mastery of emotional intelligence will smooth your pathway to success.

SensitivityKey decisions must be taken in harmony with Chinese customs and values. With your Chinese managers you will need to effectively address practical communication issues such as motivating your key people in order to cascade your strategy to lower levels in your company. We offer interpretations of the core values which drive Chinese employees.

We have delivered ‘change management’ programs to major organisations in China. Simon’s involvement in lecturing MBA students in ‘Cross-Cultural Negotiating Skills’, ‘Organisational Behaviour’ and ‘Change Management’ at both Chinese and Australian universities provides him with authority to speak on the cultural challenges faced by international organisations when dealing with China.