Attempting to force-fit global HR and business standards into markets without acknowledging local values and culture can make it difficult to attract and retain top local talent. At the same time, companies that develop geography-specific strategies should keep in mind the reason why many workers look to them in the first place. Respect for the global talent brand, access to global colleagues, improved resources, global mobility opportunities—these aren’t just the reasons that employees are attracted to an organization. They are also the reasons they
A business can’t succeed without knowing its weaknesses and how to deal with them, either by minimizing them as much as possible or by eliminating them if it is possible. Being a foreign company establishing a new business overseas adds many obstacles to the process, but we should know how to adjust to them and minimize their negative impact. Our first weakness is that we have no previous experience in the Chinese industry, which makes it difficult to deal with local employees that will form the majority of our workforce there. This will also affect the management process negatively and it will hinder our progress if we don’t deal with it correctly from the beginning. Moreover, another weakness related to the culture difference, is the challenging task of establishing a name for our brand, which is completely new to the market.
Evan Osnos suggests that although Chinese people consider themselves more cautious than Americans, psychologically they are willing to take higher risks with their investments. Moreover, while in the most developing countries level of education of parents determine the income of children, in China connections of parents are the most decisive factor which impedes social mobility in the country. • Importance and contribution of the book to general literature. In his book Age of Ambition Evan Osnos looked at today’s China from a very different prospective. Through the investigation of life
Politeness is a social practise that reflects the historical developments and political environment within a country. Politeness in contemporary china is a dynamic practise which involves the participants own perceptions, thoughts and feelings about distance, the relationship status and power relations between them and the person they are interacting with. In China, there is a very specific set of rules to follow when introductions are made: • The younger should be acquainted with the elder first. • The man should be acquainted with the woman
Become a bicultural is not an inborn quality of people, it is a mindset that can only be nurture with the passage time. So American supervisors must show tolerance and listen to their Chinese coworkers to better understand the values and norms of their culture in order to make cross cultural communication effective. As a result they can able to perform their business operations more effectively and efficiently in China. Furthermore it will help them to gain high level of employee engagement towards
Unfortunately, the negative impacts of globalization in China outweigh the positive effects like in the rest of the world. Sustainable development has become a common term in the world of growth and globalization. Therefore, for any country to prosper more positively and minimise negative effects it has to be in line with sustainability and China has failed to be one that does that. Over the years, academics have expressed fears that the significant global economy exposure from China will result in salary cuts and job losses based on global market change. This may then lead to use of labourers like child workers and prisoners working in inhumane conditions.
Usually the host-country nationals will have better understanding on the local market conditions, politics, laws and culture, so that they could manage subsidiaries effectively. For example, host-country managers are unlikely to make the mistakes arising from cultural misunderstands that expatriate managers are vulnerable to. Moreover, the recruitment of local employees also deliver a message to the host-country and its consumers that the company is willing to make a commitment to the country and its people. Another advantage is that polycentric approach is less expensive to implement as there are no relocation expenses and premium compensation for working abroad. A polycentric staffing also has its drawbacks.
However, it is relatively hard to me to be serious to tell my coworkers doing their jobs. I know, sometimes we have to sacrifice harmonious atmospheres for keeping the task done. In Chinese, we have a proverb said, businesses are businesses and relations are relations, which means we should separate the private emotion from our works. The thought of keeping good relationships with everyone seems kind of a weakness for me in work place. In my opinion, a traditional leader should be authoritative to his/her followers.
Chinese Immigration When Chinese people started immigrating from a vast number of small cities in China to the United States, it was for a better life and better job opportunities. Chinese immigrated mostly for the same reason, to find freedom. Immigration not only changed the lives of those moving away from China, but the American citizens themselves who already had their lives put together. Hard working Chinamen move to the US to work for a small amount of money to provide for their families. Companies in the US were in need for cheap laborers, this made Chinese immigrants a prime group of people as they had the values, and desire to work hard for their families no matter the risks they took, or the extra hours they had to work.
There are limitations for aid to services or vouchers in the welfare reform. However, the transfer of public assistance can “rob Peter to pay Paul” (Dr. Jerry Marx 2004). Meaning citizens of America are paying for low income families to make a living, and some of these families are taking an advantage of the welfare system so they don’t have to support themselves. As long as they make the requirements they’ll keep having kids and live on it rather than trying to make a living. This creates higher taxes for American citizens because so many families just repetitively use the program, instead of striving to be better.