Hatty Bell
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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?

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Jamie Bone

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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.

Hatty Bell

Hatty Bell, Community Manager at

Interesting insight @Jamie Bone! Throw out the old favourites and take action yourself?

Jamie Bone

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It just seems short sighted. If you complain about the monthly cost and somebody comes up with a way to reduce that for you with a short payback period, surely it's worthwhile?

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Hatty Bell

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Would love to hear your thoughts @Marc Shaffer @Malcolm Dawes @Lisa Creffield 

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