5 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Team Performance

5 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Team Performance

  There was a time when face-to-face interaction was the norm for the workplace, and relationships with bosses, colleagues, partners and customers were based on personal rapport and frequent ‘live’ communication. But with globalisation and technological progress, communication in the[...]..
Is Poor Communication Damaging Your Asian Business?

Is Poor Communication Damaging Your Asian Business?

One of the biggest challenges when communicating across cultures is the tendency to say and think ‘be like me’. This can cause all kinds of difficulties doing business in other countries and cultures like those of Asia – in negotiations,[...]..
When Is It My Turn? Running Asian Business Meetings

When Is It My Turn? Running Asian Business Meetings

I often hear Western businesspeople, including my own clients, say that they have difficulties understanding the right communication style to adopt in Asia business meetings or with members of their company’s Asia team – for example, when videoconferencing. There seem[...]..
What Are The Basics of Asian Business Etiquette?

What Are The Basics of Asian Business Etiquette?

I read somewhere recently that the best way to approach the differences of culture and etiquette in Asia between different countries, and to avoid confusion with Western cultural norms, is to group Asian countries under their primary means of eating:[...]..