Are Australian businesses "conservative"?
Slack’s founder and chief executive Stewart Butterfield calls Australian businesses "frankly more conservative" (https://www.smh.com.au/business/small-business/slack-targets-conservative-australia-after-its-takeover-by-salesforce-20210331-p57fog.html)
Is this a valid observation?
If so, what has been it's effect on your own business?
In my experience, many can't see the value of spending money up front to save money in the long run. For example, paying a fairly high monthly price for phone lines and slow Internet. To migrate to cheaper lines and faster Internet will require some expenditure but the payback will be about 9 months and then it's pure profit but many businesses simply see that they will have to spend moneyand don't proceed - yet continue to periodically complain about how much they are paying every month.