A new survey of 140 international recruiters released this week by Korn/Ferry International found that China is among the easiest countries to attract expatriate executives to work but is also one of the hardest places for them to succeed, joining Japan and South Korea, the non-Gulf Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, and South America.
According to the survey, 51% of recruiters said the most common reason for expatriate assignments to fail was a lack of cultural fit (across the survey, not just in China).
On my bad days, I know the feeling. On my really bad days I could add some reasons. But given this is a family show, I will resist the urge and look forward to soon enjoying one of those elusive good days.
Maybe I will find one in Golden Week.