How Does this Impact China’s Culture?
How Does This Affect Business in China?
Chinese people are more influenced by their friends and relatives. They are less fiercely independent. This is good and bad. We need to watch out for people whose loyalties would cause them to harm our business by throwing business or secrets to a relative. See also Recruitment Agency China Needs Great Thinking
How about Some Examples
First, let me tell you a story of when I first came to China in 1991 and worked at a University here. When you road your bike through the gate, you were supposed dismount for at least a second though possibly still moving. a trainer said that China is worried about the guy who does not touch his foot to the ground. I can touch my foot to the ground and go inside and lie cheat and steal and not be seen as deviant. Contrarily, I was taught that if you are kind and honest in all your dealings the school, but fail to touch your foot to the ground, then you are a trouble maker. Fitting the form is the key.
Second, think how ISO certification is run in China for example. The paperwork is commonly faked for the whole system which is a lot of work for the quality department, and the guy who checks knows this. Do excellent quality control with some missing paperwork, and you are in trouble. Having doubtful quality work and perfect paperwork is praised. Finally, if a company fails in some small point, they take the guy out to dinner, and he lists then as passed. Harmony is achieved. The system has the right checks, and all is well except the quality commitment and system in the business.
So How is Hiring Someone in China Impacted?