Archive for Motivating Workers

Hiring Sales People in China and Keeping Them

Hiring sales people in China does not have to be so hit and miss. With right thinking you can have great sales people and even a great team. 12 Steps to Hiring Sales People in China and Keeping Them 1. Clarify what and how you need the salesman to sell. (Most companies do this pretty […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Market Entry, Motivating Workers, Resumes, System, Team Development

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Excellence in Hiring Chinese Managers Needed

Hiring Chinese managers can be successful.  They can be great and highly motivated, but it takes great hiring especially at the top level to get there. Pat Lencioni,  author of Five Dysfunctions of  a Team is one of my favorite authors. He is an organizational health guru, and my business does recruiting in China to create […]

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Unreasonable Fear in China

Unreasonable Fear in China

I sometimes talk about things we should fear or be concerned about in China. Today, let’s talk about one unreasonable fear in China.  One of my customers mentioned to me how he felt in the days before he fired his power hungry ‘invaluable’ Shanghai leader. He mentioned that that guy had an amazing ability to make […]

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Chinese Work Satisfaction is Pathetic.

Chinese satisfaction with their work is up ….. from 2% to 6%.  Oh My. Gallup is great.  See them here.  Their chart shows what I see in most Western invested companies in China with a twist. First, this is pathetic and Leaders in China both Chinese and Western think they are doing good.  The situation […]

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Posted in: Change Management, China, Chinese Culture, Leadership, Motivating Workers

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Boggled in China – The NDA example

My family recently bought the game called Boggle, and I have been boggling with my 10 year old for the last few days. Boggle uses our divergent thinking ability.   It is the ability to look at the same thing and see it in a different way.  In my childhood, I understood that most excellent […]

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Let’s Make This Money. Be a Great Place To Work – in China

As owners, we all want to be a great place to work.  It is closer to us than we think and in China is well worth the focus. Here are a few quotes from Fast Company to set up the thought. Fewer than 3 in 10 workers admit to having their hearts in their jobs. […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, Culture Development, Decision Making, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System, Team Development

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Transparency and Empowerment – Let’s Reach Higher

Transparency and empowerment are related.  For example, I was talking with some workers at a factory putting an assembly together. I asked the line leader, “What is that assembly used for?” The line leader said, “I don’t know.” He had finished 80 already that day and who knows how many that month. We can and must […]

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More People More Problems? Only if Hiring is Messy

Some companies automate to keep head count down as people are their headache. It is so sad to me to hear. Sure, automation is needed in many cases. I would add, however, that to throw up your hands and say more people, more problems and then automate is not good business. Invest in good equipment. […]

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