Guide to Dealing with International Clients
It is said that when one has achieved success, one’s life would be more difficult. There is a theory by a certain Dr Laurence Peter called the Peter Principles which states that every employee, if he does exceptionally well in his job, will soon find himself promoted to a position for which he is not really suited. In your previous position you did well because you were able to easily complete your tasks since you have the capability to do the job. Now you are placed in a higher position where the responsibility is more than the previous one and the tasks are not that easy to do. Still, you may do well in this new position and you will continue to impress your boss and your name is nominated for promotion once again.
Soon enough you will find yourself in a position which you no longer enjoy and which is completely not within your capability. Your level of competence, you will soon find out, was only up to the last position that you held. We see here that through regular promotions, since there are no demotions in corporations, an employee can lose his effectiveness in his new role as compared to his old position. However, the corporation still continues to function because those people who have not yet reached their levels of incompetence continue to do well in their jobs. This happens only in a hierarchical type of organization but if you run your own business, you will not experience this kind of problems. You success if you do well and you suffer if you don’t. But if you are successful in it, you should try to venture in international business.
It should excite you to be meeting people from different parts of the globe. But, you will need to give them a good impression and make them recognize your abilities. To achieve that, here are some thing you need to do.
Booking a jet charter company rather than making them ride a commercial flight is the first step towards making a good first impression. It is expensive yet it is one good way of impressing them so that it will end up with a good business deal. And then it will not seem so expensive after all. If you are choosing accommodation, choose a great hotel which will impress them so that it can help in building up your relationship with them. Put yourself in their shoes and make arrangement according to how you think they would rather do it for themselves.
If you have having these business guests, then at least make a research of what kind of people they are. Some people prefer to be in the thick of things while other want a more quiet place where they can relax at the end of the day.