Leadership - Control for trust

Leadership - Control for trust

Individual responsibility or better control? If you are sent to China by your company, it is quite normal that someone with responsibility is immediately assigned to you on site, who will travel with you for the first few days - sometimes even longer - i.e. accompany you. If you are now thinking: "Very nice of my Chinese boss to be with me everywhere". - that's nice, but it doesn't quite correspond to the truth. This is about control - micro-management you could also say. Well packaged, of course. They want to make sure that everything works, they want to get to know you, they want to know what makes you tick, how you work, how you proceed. Why? Because they want to see whether they can trust you.
Of course, people in China are fascinated by the most diverse, successful leadership styles all over the world - it's easy to imagine that in China, too. However, thanks to Confucius (551 - 479 B.C.) alone and his teachings learned over many centuries, implementation is not so easy. A pronounced group orientation is practised. For this, close attention is paid. The control of the individual is cloaked in politeness and therefore usually not unpleasant. The aforementioned trust must first be earned.

How best to deal with it without making mistakes or even losing face? My blended learning workshop guides you through all the cultural differences in a practice-oriented way. Online learning elements and webinars in cooperation with IWP guarantee flexibility and sustainability. Curious?
 

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