When dealing with Korean partners and teams, recognize some strong generational differences exist. Seniors leadership, middle management, and younger staff tend to represent different mindsets. For example, the younger teams have often studied abroad, obtained degrees in the US or Europe, etc. They are not only skilled in English but usually a second or third language, too. This group is representative of what I call Korea 2.0. (Contact me to learn more about Korea 2.0 workshops and coaching).
How to interact with each group takes some deep insights into their life experiences, cultural norms, and the shifting business landscape of Korea.