A division of Soft Landing Korea Ltd.
Considering expatriate manager expectations of President-elect Lee Myung-bak with observations about Korea in general and managing Korean employees in specific, such as child care benefits value and appropriate style of supervision
Making staff adjustments in Korea is not easy -- especially for the expatriate manager who may be used to quicker methods of effecting the desired changes. It is good to remember that one is dealing with another social structure that views hasty action as imprudent.
Training is not an option -- but it is often treated as if it were. Yet, now more than ever, there are opportunities to appropriately develop your staff in Seoul. In other words, there is no longer a valid reason not to do what is necessary for your success in Korea.