Our decision to reside in China is also related to its culture and philosophy. At IBMH, we speak Chinese, we understand their way of working and expressing themselves, and we know how to communicate here. This makes us unique in the market. Because of all this, today we’d like to share with you 5 Chinese sayings that will help you in your hardware business. We believe that to be leaders in the furniture and construction hardware and accessories industry, it’s necessary to think on these concepts…
Saying #1: “If you want one year of prosperity, cultivate rice. If you want ten years of prosperity, cultivate trees. If you want a hundred years of prosperity, cultivate people.”
At IBMH, we recognize (and are proud of) our team. They are professionals who stand out because of their hard work, curiosity, commitment and good attitude. Our multicultural and multilingual team is definitely something that positions us as leaders in the industry.
Saying #2: “A closed mind is like a closed book: just a block of wood.”
A business owner needs to be open to all sorts of new proposals. Part of your job as a leader is to search for new opportunities, not let them pass you by, and facilitate their implementation.
Our Purchase Management service, for example, is something that our clients know how to appreciate. Knowing how to delegate and trust in others is something that a good leader needs to learn to do. The benefits are endless!
Saying #3: “In every crisis, there is an opportunity.”
Moments of crisis are for growing, taking your time and facing problems. They are also a good time to reconsider how your company functions.
Many of our clients have called us in moments of crisis. Having their own external department of Purchase Management in China is definitely a good opportunity to allow them to focus their business on other vital aspects.
Saying #4: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
Putting things off is never a good decision. We must always strive for a better future, act with conviction and make decisions without waiting too long.
Saying #5: “When the winds of change blow, some put up walls. Others build windmills.”
There is no need to be afraid of change: reorganizing your company, outsourcing a department, trying imports from China and/or going global are all very strong decisions that are not easy to make, but they are worth it. Many times, our clients come to us in that moment of change, and they choose us knowing that they can count on us at all times to share new projects.
These are some of the Chinese sayings that will help you in your hardware business. There are thousands of them! For us, living in China during what many have called the “Century of China” is a privilege. Working with the locals for our international clients strengthens us every day.
During these years, IBMH has grown thanks to the incorporation of a multicultural team that coexists with and learns from Chinese culture. We are proud to be leaders in Purchase Management for construction hardware and accessories. In fact, we feel that, in large part, we owe this to our proximity and understanding of Chinese culture.
And yes, we’re sure. These are some of the Chinese sayings that will help you in your hardware business. At IBMH, these sayings and their essence are integrated and reflected in our everyday work.