Experts are predicting that ChAFTA will provide a major boost to the Australian agricultural industry, with some going as far as to say that it will facilitate an agricultural boom. But we need to ensure we get these intercultural relationships right, from the outset.
What a tiara can teach us about international relations with China
Posted by admin on 28th October 2015
When dealing with China, it’s critical to understand the myriad of nuances that make up ‘Mianzi’. Even Governments with all of their researchers, ambassadors and resources sometimes get it wrong. And its consequences can often be far-reaching.
Doing business with China? Patience and perseverance are key
Posted by admin on 2nd September 2015
During this time of business uncertainty in China, Australian businesses that can ‘sit tight’ and demonstrate consistency, loyalty as well as a commitment to partnerships for the long term will reap the benefits when the economy starts to grow again.
Unlocking the power of diversity with cross cultural management
Posted by admin on 20th August 2015
Changing work environments present numerous challenges to companies, especially those managing teams across different countries. Successful cross cultural management is key to keeping employees happy, and projects on track, but even more than that, it can unlock the true potential of cultural diversity.
In China, Guanxi dictates the way business is conducted and sometimes it takes precedence over the facts and figures that are such a relied upon cornerstone – and measure of success – for Australian commercial operations.
Navigating ups and downs when doing business with China
Posted by admin on 30th July 2015
Australian businesses can expect economic ups and downs as China transitions to a consumer-based economy. Success depends on how they deal with them and what strategies they put in place for the long term.