STRATEGY

Managing in Mandarin

Running an operation in China is tough, but it's not impossible. Here are some troubleshooting tips:
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Problem Solution
Fierce competition for skilled workers Reevaluate salaries and perks every few months. Don't let the market move faster than you.
Chinese employees are reluctant to question authority At staff meetings, call on employees individually rather than asking for volunteers.
Tough workplace regulations Hire a consultant. It could prevent costly mistakes.
Threats to data security Keep backups at a North American or European site, and hire senior employees through people you know and trust.
Last updated: Mar 1, 2007




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