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Turning cross-cultural complexity into high-performance vitality
EurAsia Competence is a leading management services boutique dedicated to creating high-performance organizations. It focuses on private enterprises and governmental as well as non-governmental institutions in the European and Asia-Pacific regions.
EurAsia Competence helps European and Asian client organizations turn complexity and volatility in culturally different working environments into high-performance vitality.
EurAsia Competence provides hands-on and customized strategic and operational support to the management of private enterprises and governmental as well as non-governmental institutions, enhancing organizational performance and value creation for clients operating in Europe and Asia.
EurAsia Competence coaches, supports, and trains boards of directors, executive teams and project teams to integrate cross-cultural competences and gain competitive advantages for clients’ organizations.
Why EurAsia Competence?
Organizational competence, performance and potential depend to a great extent on human behavior, values and beliefs in various cultural settings.
What separates winning, high-performance organizations from their mediocre, low-performing counterparts is their ability to understand and integrate the impact of these cultural elements both on the organization and on the drivers of organizational performance.
The EurAsia Competence team has broad, extensive and long-standing senior executive experience at top-level private enterprises with global reach and at governmental and non-governmental organizations. It boasts an impressive track record in key countries in Asia-Pacific and Europe.
EurAsia Competence helps you build high-performance organizations in cross-cultural environments and seeks to enhance your competitiveness, leading to increased and sustainable financial outcomes.
EurAsia Competence offers consulting and support services in the following areas:
Organizations operating across Asia-Pacific and Europe face particular challenges in developing and implementing strategy because of the dynamics and increasing complexities of global, regional and local markets.
EurAsia Competence’s specialists help you look at key organizational challenges in a more nuanced and effective way based on strategic and operational cross-cultural considerations. In doing so you will be able to anticipate and adapt to change and initiate any transformation needed to improve organizational performance.
In a global economy, operations must be aligned throughout the organization. Cultural requirements in different regions and local markets must be taken into account. EurAsia Competence’s regional and key country specialists can draw up the planning for your Asian or European operations. Their strategies will minimize your risks, while maximizing your market opportunities.
Forward-minded leadership competences, together with enhanced strategic and operational skills will become key success factors in environments characterized by accelerating change, volatility and complexity.
It is a paramount challenge, but particularly important in a cross-cultural settings, to create high-performance organizations / high-quality work environments and to develop the capabilities to lead people and manage change at all levels of an organization.
Our EurAsia Competence specialists’ in-depth experience will let you develop the required leadership and change management competences in your organization in line with the needs of the markets in the Asia-Pacific and European regions and key countries.
Cultural due diligence is a strongly underrated element in managing organizations. Standard due diligence is a well-established discipline in business, but it is usually understood to cover only areas like finance, science and technology or legal and tax issues.
Cultural due diligence, though, has often been underestimated or even neglected. For a long time, people dismissed the importance of cultural differences in organizations, particularly since we seemed to be heading towards a globalized world where differences were likely to disappear. But now differences are back with a vengeance, as many M&A deals and corporate governance issues have demonstrated, both nationally and internationally.
Whether you are in the private or public sector you will need to take issues and reputation management across regions, key countries and cultural settings more seriously than ever if your organization is to cope in a world in transition.
We live in a highly complex and volatile world where predictability is now a thing of the past. Private and public sector institutions are completely absorbed in keeping daily operations on track. They must have the competences, processes and instruments in place to constantly scan, monitor and analyze their organization’s internal and external environment for current and potential challenges and trends related to issues and reputation management. Otherwise, issues may negatively impact the organization’s reputation and performance.
EurAsia Competence’s proprietary issues and reputation management advisory services minimize your risks of being exposed to reputational damage, while steadily building up the positive recognition of your organization’s overall contribution to wealth creation.
EurAsia Competence specialists offer strategy-integrated coaching for boards, executive teams and project teams in Asian and European operations.
Our specialists are also prepared to take on managerial and operational responsibilities on a temporary basis according to your needs.
EurAsia Competence provides management, talent and team assessments, and education and training based on your organization’s strategic and operational needs. The approach integrates comparative cultural awareness and understanding. Theoretical and practical elements are combined to overcome know-how deficiencies and build the required skill-sets, improving efficiency at all levels of the organization.
You can also use EurAsia Competence’s professional assessments to implement specific training needs tailored to different levels of tasks and responsibilities.
Andere Kulturen, anderes Entscheiden – das Konzept von Nähe und Distanz.
Ein optimaler Entscheid baut auf Informationen aus Nähe und Distanz. Damit ist er automatisch mit unterschiedlichen Wahrnehmungshorizonten verbunden. Was relativ einfach tönt, ist in Wirklichkeit schwierig zu erreichen und hängt vom persönlichen Nähe-Distanz-Management ab.
Personnel Management in China
Selecting, developing and retaining employees is a challenge everywhere. But when a company operates in a culturally different environment, the tasks get even more demanding, as evidenced by the turnover rates in foreign-owned companies operating in China. What are the companies that are successful doing better than the rest? Why do they succeed where others struggle or even fail?
Management in a different culture
Many companies continue to maintain the conviction that management is the same all over the world. Others have opened their eyes, but without really understanding how cultural differences specifically impact business and processes. The uncertainties and misjudgements that inevitably ensue are ultimately because we have not taken the time to fully understand the basics of comparative culture theory.