Harry, Wes
November 2007
People Management;11/29/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 24, p36
The author argues that family values and a strong work ethic make Asian workplaces very different from those in the west. He says those who work with Asians in Asian companies soon come to realise that behind the facade of globalisation, local ways of managing people predominate. He claims that it is generally true that in Asia the ties of family and community are much stronger than in the west. Pay tends to be based on seniority and status rather than performance, while hierarchies remain much flatter than in the west.


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