Headquarters vs. subsidiaries

How To Train Your Muscle Of Understanding By Taking Culture Out Of The Inequation

A senior executive from a global medical device company asked me recently what was the real reason that his organization had no clue what's going on in their China organization. "Is it trust," he asked, "or is it culture?"

'Miscommunication' or 'lack of communication,' between the headquarters of multinational companies and their subsidiaries, is common, even for the most successful organizations. It is especially the case in the Chinese context.