Business in ASEAN
28th April 2016 | Martin Ryan
It pays to take time to learn about Asian culture and etiquette if you want to do business in this thriving region.
In the ever-shrinking global landscape, expanding your experience to include an overseas placement is fast becoming mandatory. Forcing yourself out of your cultural comfort zone and into an unfamiliar environment gives you the opportunity to blend information and communication styles to increase your understanding of people and yourself. People buy from people and building your experience of diversity is vital if you are to forge a senior role in the modern global workforce.
My own overseas experience started ten years ago when I uprooted my young family from the UK and crossed the sea to Ireland. Admittedly, this was not a significant cultural shift as I hail from an Irish background; but for my wife and young daughters, it was a huge upheaval and it taught me that, when considering an overseas move, steps must be put in place to ensure it works for the whole family.