This statement is a crock of bull-caca! I've seen some (a few) very good Asian managers. But most are as described... unwilling to rock the boat and push to get things done... because that is not the "Asian way"... and that in itself is a cop out.beppi wrote:But you should change your arrogant attitude towards Asian managers: They know better than you how to achieve things under Asian circumstances.
And then, you have the manager that thinks the title turns them into some sort of demi-god... Going around, treating people like crap, making worthless decisions because they don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.
How do I know this? I've worked in many companies, local and MNC, as a consultant. I've rescued lots of projects that have gone to hell in a handbasket because the Asian managers would not or did not know how to do the things that needed to be done to get the project back on track.
And I've worked with Asian managers who ignore recommendations for projects and programs because they want to assert control where they don't belong... they guarantee failure up front by ruining organizational logistics and failing to deal with risk. This tendency is far more prevalent amongst Asian managers, and is one reason that even Leeky says foreign talent is still required. Singapore would not be what it is without expatriate management.