Archive for Motivating Workers

Expectations,Expectations,Expectations

A common mantra from those of us in China business is Due Diligence, Due Diligence, Due Diligence.  That is still true and should not be forgotten. Today, I want to add another useful emphasis, Expectations. It is useful in any context, but you would be surprised at what people expect cross culturally that will work […]

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Posted in: China, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System

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Let Freedom Ring

On a day where Election results are coming in in America, tears come to my eyes to see people voting with  their kids and waiting hours in line to make their vote. May we love the other guy even if he did not vote the way we did. Freedom has two sides we can consider […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers

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How Your Company Grows (Follow on From How China Grows)

Your company grows in the same way China grows.  China grows when its people increase their overall output by getting to work and getting to work more efficiently. I see 6 common levels 1.  I see companies with low hanging fruit as people sit around a great deal of every day whether in the floor […]

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Posted in: Leadership, Motivating Workers, System, Team Development

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Innovation Development Insight from 3M Part II

I want to follow up on what I said yesterday.  I noted that 3M encourages wandering around, and I can add they even have walkways just for that. However, today I want to add that they also rotate people from one project to another every 4 to 6 years. This cross pollinating is another part […]

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Innovation Development Insight From 3M

In his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer tells how 3M created a great inventive company. 1.  They encourage people to take breaks and do whatever during the work day. The even have one hour to work on whatever each day which Google later copied.  Breakthroughs more often come when people can relax or […]

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Posted in: Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Team Development

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Top Positions- When Do We Need China Wofe Expat Support?

Top Positions- When Do We Need China Wofe Expat Support?

  Some companies have a clear indigenization policy. Diversity is never on the table.  One high level manager in such a company said within hearing  of my assistant, “Play along with the (Expat ) GM. Don’t worry, he will be gone soon enough”    One Fortune 100 company I know of had an honest high […]

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