Desautels professor on cultural sensitivity and western managers working in China


A piece at quotes Desautels Professor Saibal Ray on how foreign workers in China can work smoothly with their Chinese counterparts. 

The piece looks at the major differences in management culture; how factors that would make western workers complain about privacy violations (impacting on family or private time, for instance) play into being a good, caring manager in Chinese business culture.

Another aspect that can trip up the western worker is the amount of time that Chinese employees tend to spend working. Professor Ray says that Chinese workers are used to coming in early and leaving long after the boss has gone home.

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