To establish, build, and maintain good relationships according to Asian cultural customs

It’s estimated that 90% of western businesses failures can be traced back to cross-cultural mistakes. Simple mistakes that could’ve easily been avoided. And what’s worse is that we don’t know we’ve made them. Here’s the reason why.

What is commonly overlooked is what’s called a person’s self-reference criterion. This is the person’s unconscious reference (bias) towards own culture, values, even ways of doing business. These mental constraints (cultural blinders) are built up inside us and we don’t even notice them. It’s natural for us to assume that what applies in our corner of the world, applies just as well in others. But it doesn’t. Here’s an example. In North America, we like to get straight to the point and be direct. In Asia, doing that is rude, even insulting. Getting the point across is done indirectly and cautiously.

If you understand this and how Asia differs in terms of thinking, approaches, process, and practices, you will have a tremendous advantage over virtually every other competing business. However, this only a starting point there is much more to learn.

Choose from 3 highly effective programs.

Individuals

One-to-one sessions are tailored to prepare clients with the essential “must-haves” of doing business in Asia.  Even within Asia, each nation has its own unique culture, customs, etiquettes, and ways of conducting business. Clients will learn these country-specific best practices.

Groups

Ideal for small groups such as teams planning short-or longer-term stays. These are also ideal when Asians join your company as it prepares your staff (and the Asian visitor) to work together and be productive.

Classroom

Perfect for corporate training seminars, schools, and universities. The major differences between Western thought and Asia thought are explained. Becoming aware of both ways of thinking will lead to better understanding, cooperation, and productivity. We cover crucial cultural issues such as face, approaches to decision making, manners, respect, and others.

Those on the Journey

Those participating in our journey programs receive ongoing cross-cultural and Asia business coaching from start to finish.