Saturday, September 05, 2009

Thought of the Day: Korean Global Business #4

For the month of September I'll be posting some hints and thoughts on effective Korean global business
Offer both your non-Korean and Korean management teams cross-cultural training. Encourage cross-cultural, management, and trust-building skills training for Korean overseas executives, especially those who are newly assigned to work with your team. Also, ensure your non-Korean teams have the skills to work closely with Korean teams.

Don't fail to recognize that most people have little cross-cultural training—even those who have traveled extensively. Expecting executives to have cross-cultural skills, especially expecting non-Koreans to understand Korean culture and its changing workplace, is like throwing someone into a pool and assuming they will swim, not sink.

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