International Solutions

  • Tea pot & cupsEstablish successful operations in new regions and countries

Brief examples of the range of solutions that we have used are:

Team with a local respected firm.  This can be a simple supplier, sales relationship.  This can be a joint venture.  In any case, extreme caution is required for your safety.

Hiring local persons.  Not simply local, but accepted locally.  Sometimes people will only buy from persons who are: in their social network, live near them, are members of their religion, who attended their universities, and speak their local dialect.

It takes focus, objectivity, and determination to hire and team with locals who are the best you can find.  Sometimes you can only find locals with a limited perspective and are clearly less capable than you and your people.

  • Operate for success in new regions and countries

Brief examples of the range of solutions that we have used are:

Team or hire someone you can fully trust who understands the other culture and language.

Obtain key financial reports in the format required in that country and in the local language.  Verify that you are seeing what is used with the local accountants, bank, taxes, and government authorities.

Each reader of a publication can more often obtain a duplicate in a different language. Typically each reader perceives they now know the same as the source original.  I have often compared publications of the same subject in in two or more languages.  Where there are differences in culture, history, comprehension, religion, ethics, and perceptions, I have observed the results vary between significant to far different.

You can unknowingly miss vital clues of serious problems.  It could have been left out of your copy.  It could be worded in your language and culture such that it appears harmless to you.  Have someone help you.

  • Recognize and resolve differences, conflicts, perceptions

Clearly, everyone has their differences from others.  Some differences become the source of conflict.  We observe people perceive that other persons are the basis of any conflict.  They do not recognize the impacts of their actions on the behavior of others.

A far simpler analogy to international cultural differences and conflicts is to objectively observe conflicts between two persons.  Your friend or relative will tell you how the other person created the conflict.  The other person is clearly described as the sole cause of conflict.  For example, in a divorce, each party seems to hold this ‘’not me’’ view forever. An objective overview of both sides reveals how each side’s actions caused reactions by the other side and mutually created a conflict.  International conflicts are similar.

Each culture perceives theirs is the best and only acceptable culture, beliefs, religion, language, practices, and history.  Too often, perceptions are misleading.  Valid international understanding can come from objective observations while living with other cultures in other countries.  A practical solution is to get someone to help you avoid and when needed, resolve any problems.  We can help you succeed.   Contact us when you want to succeed.

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