Lessons in Communication
       A Study of the Integration of Western Business
                        Philosophy & Chines...
    Research Methodology
    Themes covered in the book
    Communication
    Culture
    Misunderstandings
    Less...
  Experience:Four years of notes, study &
 analysis of my experience as an executive
  Surveys

  Interviews
   A 20-q...
  Performance Management
  Participatory Management
  Compensation
  Morale
  Office Culture (the Informal Network)
  Prob...
    It works in New York & London,
     so it will work in China, right?
     WRONG !

    Contracts are often the first...
    Misunderstandings: lack of knowledge of
     Chinese culture, history, language

    Culture Confusion: To strengthe...
1)  Accountability: maintain morals
2)  Focus on Values
3)  Ethics
4)  Do not make assumptions
5)  Be patient
6)  It is OK...
I hope you enjoy the book!
             doug.menelly@gmail.com

                 www.menelly.com

Book also Available at A...
Book Launch - Shenzhen, China
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Book Launch - Shenzhen, China

  1. 1. Lessons in Communication A Study of the Integration of Western Business Philosophy & Chinese Culture European Chamber of Commerce Pearl River Delta Shangri-La Hotel, Futian, Shenzhen August 26, 2010
  2. 2.   Research Methodology   Themes covered in the book   Communication   Culture   Misunderstandings   Lessons – “Takeaways”
  3. 3.   Experience:Four years of notes, study & analysis of my experience as an executive   Surveys   Interviews   A 20-question survey   Distributed to 30 Western Executives   Multiple industries   Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou
  4. 4.   Performance Management   Participatory Management   Compensation   Morale   Office Culture (the Informal Network)   Problem-Solving, Decision-Making, & Critical Analysis   Independent Thinking & Creativity
  5. 5.   It works in New York & London, so it will work in China, right? WRONG !   Contracts are often the first step for a relationship in China, not the first step in executing a deal   Chinese Culture & Western Business collide – what next?   Crash Course for Foreigners
  6. 6.   Misunderstandings: lack of knowledge of Chinese culture, history, language   Culture Confusion: To strengthen communication and relationships, foreigners need to study the culture and history   Assumptions: Westerners working in China are not “at home” and wrongly make many assumptions on how to work with a Chinese business partner or company
  7. 7. 1)  Accountability: maintain morals 2)  Focus on Values 3)  Ethics 4)  Do not make assumptions 5)  Be patient 6)  It is OK to ask Chinese friends for advice 7)  Study the culture 8)  Learn Mandarin 9)  Ask Questions
  8. 8. I hope you enjoy the book! doug.menelly@gmail.com www.menelly.com Book also Available at Amazon.com (Kindle, iPad, etc)

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