For the month of September I'll be posting some hints and thoughts on effective Korean global business
My suggestion is Korean focused organizations and teams strive to foster and embrace cross-cultural understanding. This does not occur without considerable insight, training, and coaching. In fact, expecting cross cultural understanding especially of Korea and Koreans by westerners (and visa versa) to unfold over time is an ineffective approach and leads to frustration and poor results.
More shocking and damaging, is that some team members without training “never get it.”
In addition, I see it vital to give teams skills to cope with their counterparts who lack cross-cultural understanding or a grasp successful global business practices.