Originally Posted by Mr Herbert
My experience from working with management from both Asia and America...
Americans respect people with very high confidence who have a brash and aggressive style. ALL american managers that ive worked with have been like this. in fact ive never met a shy american. It must be beat out of them in primary school or something. Even young people can make it into management through being aggressive and activing confident - even when they havent had time to learn the core skills of the trade.
Asians are traditionally more respectful of humility and being humble. they tend to respect seniority and years of experience more. They also tend to be more shy and polite. These traits probably dont lend themselves to being seen as 'management material' in the US.
I think this is the most accurate post so far.
When most Americans get angry or agitated at something, they make it obvious in explicit ways. Asians tend to be extremely passive aggressive. I also think the way Asians perceive power in their countries of ancestry, as well as family, simply never translates to an American power structure. In Asian countries power is defined by a strict social hierarchy, and people are defined by their positions. Workers ad hear to what they think their position should dictate, and managers expect them to fall in line in very predictable ways. In a sense, when asians think that way in American companies, they pay little consideration to workers as individuals. Even if the asian is a highly capable individual, he cant bring anyone along with him. He doesn't have the charisma to be a leader, or the people skills to be a manager.
Originally Posted by GreenFrog
I think as a whole, one of the major disadvantages asians have is that on average, they tend to be less attractive than the average caucasian, hispanic, black person, or whatnot. There's just something about asian features that simply isn't appealing. And I'm Korean.
I get your point, but how would you explain jews? /no troll
Good looks do play a part in business, but I think asians can handle the bell curve better than you think. On a related note, I know a lot of asians think that looks are to blame when it comes to why they are generally unsuccessful with white women, but it really comes back to their ability to be charismatic. Specifically, asians seem unequipped to put a woman in her place or be romantic.
Originally Posted by Pantisocrat
The problem is that unlike blacks, Asians tend to identify along national lines, and then you have the Pinoys who don't even consider themselves Asians.
Maybe a good thing? Pinoy guys tend to be the most masculine and socially adjusted asians around.