China Engagement – More Thought To Be Successful

China Engagement – More Thought To Be Successful
 

Wanted to give you a little more thought on China Engagement.  Ran across an informative and useful article at Boston Consulting Group. China Engagement for Employees is More Important Now Economic growth and the eager new players have run up against a substantial challenge in China: talent is incr...


Engagement in China – Let’s Reach Higher

Engagement in China – Let’s Reach Higher
 

It is hard anywhere to get great engagement, and China has its own complexity. Distrust among Chinese is high and toward foreigners often the same, and it can be hard to know. So developing trust with your Chinese workers and helping them to be able to have trust among each other are both significan...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Team Development
Posted on Dec 30, 2014

Walmart China Discoveries Are Not an Anomaly or Required to Accept

Walmart China Discoveries Are Not an Anomaly or Required to Accept
 

Walmart China has a problem and so do over 70% of the Western Businesses in China. Western Companies continues to think they can hire in China by their own western wisdom and succeed.  OK, some of the 70% are succeeding but not nearly as well as they could have.  Further, they always face the risk...


China Executive Search Placements So Important as Chinese GDP is #1

China Executive Search Placements So Important as Chinese GDP is #1
 

China Executive Search is not being thought through in the right way. China’s economy is now number 1. So let’s get this right. Let me give an example to show what I mean. China Executive Search Placement Gone Wrong Last year, we had a placement of ours fired by the GM just 6 months afte...


Deep Weaknesses in Relying on Interviewing in China

Deep Weaknesses in Relying on Interviewing in China
 

Interviewing in China is important and takes time. However, relying on expert interviewing is certainly not a plan in China. China Law Blog has a post up on suing in China. I paste my point of interest below. China’s arbitral bodies allow little to no discovery and they oftentimes do not even allo...


Face in China and Consistently Successful Hiring

Face in China and Consistently Successful Hiring
 

Face in China means that people tell you what they think you want to hear. Is that best for you? Face in China Illustrated Through Gates in China A generation ago when I was studying Chinese at a Chinese college I learned about Gates. The school in Chengdu I studied at had horrible quality in [&hell...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Nov 25, 2014

China Demographics and Impact on the China Market

China Demographics and Impact on the China Market
 

China Demographics are enlightening and worth knowing for anyone active in the China market. The problem is not too many babies for a 1.3 billion person country, but a huge shortfall in babies. See the Wikipedia Article for more thought. I also pasted some data below. United Nations, 2010 est of Chi...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Market Entry
Posted on Nov 11, 2014

Chinese Mentality (commonly): Victim of History and Underdog Mentality

Chinese Mentality (commonly): Victim of History and Underdog Mentality
 

What are some common elements in Chinese mentality? Is China a victim of history?  Should China and Chinese people carry an underdog mentality into work or onto the world stage? Chinese Mentality Well it does and a recent research paper call Unmasking China’s Assertive Behavior in the Mariti...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture
Posted on Oct 15, 2014

Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success

Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success
 

Star Bucks China is successful to date, and I see two reasons. 1. They adapted to China and Chinese tastes. 2. They maintained their core values. One of the things Starbucks has sought to do is to be a good place to work.  They have done the same here in Starbucks China. I paste below […]...


What Do You See?

What Do You See?
 

Western businessmen in China often think more simply than Chinese people. Note this research discovery from 2005 that I have never forgotten. Shown a photograph, North American students of European background paid more attention to the object in the foreground of a scene, while students from China s...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Featured, Getting Good People
Posted on Sep 22, 2014

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