Walnut Creek, Calif. — April 19
Companies desiring to do business in China face a host of challenges because of differences in hiring practices, cultural expectations and more.
But several white papers now available at XMei International’s Web site can help U.S. businesses thrive in this unfamiliar landscape.
Kyung Yoon is the vice chairman of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.
The company co-authored “Getting Results in China with the Stanford Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.”
The white paper outlines the crisis Chinese organizations are experiencing in retaining skilled professional talent.
Based on a one-year study involving interviews with more than 100 top executives in China’s high-tech industry, the paper describes what these leaders are doing to meet their leadership and talent challenges.
Donny Huang, 4stones Cross-Cultural Consulting Group managing director, offers two informative articles.
“Managing Through Understanding” explains the differences between Western and Chinese management styles.
The paper then shares some keys to effective communications, leadership, delegation, feedback and motivation for Chinese staff.
In “Mentality, Mindset, Mianzi: How to Avoid a Crisis,” Huang describes the hidden cultural rules that play into the daily reality of doing business in China, including “mianzi” (face), group mentality and the hierarchical mindset.
Misunderstanding the intricacies of Chinese culture on business can lead to public relations crises or severe damage to a brand’s reputation, as illustrated in this paper.