June 2016

Is the Way to Change in Asian Cultures also changing?

It is said in Asia it is all about face. The truth is the politics of face in any human endeavor is universal and not just confined to Asia. In Asia, as elsewhere, marinating is needed to soften long standing work flows and decode black boxed processes. Outsiders can and do help to make things transparent with unbiased ideas to catalyze improvements. But cultural differences for change can leave the unwary who try, using so called tried and true approaches, may face very high risks. [...]