Archive for Team Development

World Class Employees? What They Are. What They Are Not.

I know a Western stock held company in North China whose Western GM told me he has three World Class Employees who can get work anywhere in the world. Picture of a World Class Employee? His HR Manager is one he names.  For the last 8 years she has worked with impressive professionalism. In the […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, External Stakeholders, Motivating Workers, Sourcing, Team Development

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Americans Are Falsifying Resumes Nearly 80% of the Time!

Falsifying resumes is not part of my cultural background. That problem has gotten serious in the US as the moral boundaries of the US get weaker for various reasons. I learned how important getting trustworthy people is in 1997 here in China. I halved the time on my factory start by not compromising on character […]

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Office Politics – Can Anything Be Done? See These 3 Ways

A Google Search of Office Politics turns up 115M responses and none of us is surprised.  It is rampant, and many companies just throw up their hands. I can go to any company across Asia, Europe, and North America and find rampant politics. I am Six Sigma Certified, and we all know that politics is […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Coaching, Culture Development, Team Development

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China Intellectual Property? Are You Giving It Away?

China Intellectual Property is an important topic.  First a quote. Dan Harris of China Law Blog says, in most cases, the foreign company’s IP is stolen by an insider. This is no surprise to me. I know I am banging the same drum old drum, but if you are hiring by gut feel, then you […]

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Hiring China Expats As a Last Option?

Hiring China Expats has always been low on business owners’ lists. This quote from China US Focus is a good measure of what I also see. They are less willing to offer higher priced expat packages. On top of that, local Chinese talent educated in the West is increasingly available, and in most cases local […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Decision Making, Leadership, Team Development

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8 Signs To Know We Have Bad China Hiring

Bad China Hiring?  Lets think about it together. There is a popular phrase bouncing around China, and it has a lot to say about recruiting and letting people go actually. Do not fear God like competition.  but fear coworkers as dumb as pigs.  (不怕神一样的对手 就怕猪一样的队友) I hear it gained popularity among Chinese on line gamers […]

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China Gut Feel Hiring-Like Buying Stocks in China Like You Do in the US

China Gut Feel Hiring is a mess. How many managers in the US hire on gut feeling?  Companies have systems, but if you look closely, gut feeling dominates. So how are the team dynamics under gut feeling hiring in the home office?  How much politics is there? China Gut Feel Hiring is Like Buying Stocks […]

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Cultural Comparison of China and the United States Plus

Comparison of China and the United States can always show vast differences. This tool I introduce today is no different and very insightful. China Law Blog has put up a blog noting the Geert-Hofstede country comparison tool. It is interesting to play with, and you can do a three country comparison for any countries you […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Motivating Workers, Team Development, Uncategorized

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Deep Weaknesses in Relying on Interviewing in China

Interviewing in China is important and takes time. However, relying on expert interviewing is certainly not a plan in China. China Law Blog has a post up on suing in China. I paste my point of interest below. China’s arbitral bodies allow little to no discovery and they oftentimes do not even allow live testimony. […]

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