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Old 04-25-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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I'm putting together some research on how people like to be managed in various countries--what the collective "personality" is and what works for managing and providing feedback. It is really about how to show workers they are doing a good job and what sort of approach resonates. (For example, in the US you might say "You did a great job and are advancing so quickly to your goals! You are a star!" whereas this approach would not fly in say China, where it may be better to say "You have helped us achieve our company goals and are an invaluable member of the team."

I wondered if, anecdotally, this forum would have any insight into these factors:

o Directness: How straightforwardly do they communicate?
o Enthusiasm: How much positive emotion and energy do they show to others?
o Formality: How much deference and respect do they demonstrate?
o Assertiveness: How strongly do they express their own opinions?
o Self-Promotion: How positively do they speak about their individual skills and accomplishments?
o Personal disclosure: How much do they reveal about themselves? Are they open or shy?

I'm looking at China, S. Korea, Japan, the Philippines, India, and Singapore in my inquiry. I'd love any light you all could shed on those cultures.

Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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o Directness: How straightforwardly do they communicate?
India, Philippines, Singapore, China, S.Korea, Japan

o Enthusiasm: How much positive emotion and energy do they show to others?
India, Philippines, Japan, S.Korea, Singapore, China

o Formality: How much deference and respect do they demonstrate?
Japan, S.Korea, Philippines, Singapore, India, China

o Assertiveness: How strongly do they express their own opinions?
India, Philippines, Japan, S.Korea, Singapore, China

o Self-Promotion: How positively do they speak about their individual skills and accomplishments?
India, Philippines, Singapore, S.Korea, Japan, China

o Personal disclosure: How much do they reveal about themselves?
Philippines, India, Singapore, China, S.Korea, Japan
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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Are you comparing factory workers who didn't finish high school to white collar Singaporeans?

Anyway, I think Chinese workers always expect themselves to be a boss sometime, which has two sides
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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Most to Least...

o Directness: How straightforwardly do they communicate?
India, Philippines, Singapore, China, S.Korea, Japan

o Enthusiasm: How much positive emotion and energy do they show to others?
India, Philippines, Japan, S.Korea, Singapore, China

o Formality: How much deference and respect do they demonstrate?
Japan, S.Korea, Philippines, Singapore, India, China

o Assertiveness: How strongly do they express their own opinions?
India, Philippines, Japan, S.Korea, Singapore, China

o Self-Promotion: How positively do they speak about their individual skills and accomplishments?
India, Philippines, Singapore, S.Korea, Japan, China

o Personal disclosure: How much do they reveal about themselves?
Philippines, India, Singapore, China, S.Korea, Japan

How do you know this?

I thought Indians were well known for their indirectness...
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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How do you know this?

I thought Indians were well known for their indirectness...
Experience.

Not compared to Mongoloids.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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Experience.

Not compared to Mongoloids.
Uh huh, so you've worked in all of these countries? Even if you work with a lot of ppl from all these countries in one country it will largely reflect the workplace culture in that place. I don't really believe your generalisations much, I mean aren't you even younger than I am? lol
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:11 PM
 
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I mean aren't you even younger than I am? lol
Age doesn't say everything about experience.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:21 PM
 
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Age doesn't say everything about experience.
Ok tell us about your extensive experience then.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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Ok tell us about your extensive experience then.
Didn't see the "Workers" part yet
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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S Korea, Japan and Singapore workers have high work ethics.
I can tell you this is not always the case in China. There are all kinds of workers in China.
(My boyfriend is a Chinese man and a SME boss in China)
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