In this course, there are a total of eight chapters. In the first four chapters, we will go through some basic topics – how do Chinese see the world, what are their core values, and what are their ways of thinking and communicating, etc. These topics are the foundation that will better prepare you for the last four chapters, which are on the more practical issues of staff management. We will also learn from some successful leaders and hear about their experiences. Finally, we will discuss how to best integrate Chinese and Western management practices.
The aim of the course is to help expatriates appreciate the character, thought process and behaviours of Chinese people through true stories both from ancient and contemporary Chinese societies. Therefore they understand when managing Chinese employees, they need to consider Chinese people's characteristics and how Chinese see things. They also learn various methods and skills in motivating, coaching and developing Chinese employees.
1. Understand Chinese people’s core values and Chinese way of thinking
2. Able to deal with the issues of Chinese employees in an appropriate and reasonable manner
3. Acquire better ways to lead and manage Chinese employees
4. Expand Oriental wisdom and combine both Chinese and Western leadership
Completing all learning activities of this course means passing the assessment of this course.
Unit2 The differences between Chinese and Western ways of communication - an interview with Melody Zhang
International senior leadership training instructor
Senior Consultant of BTS Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
"Enterprise Mentor", Antai School of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Master of Journalism, University of Hong Kong
Master of International Relations, UEA University of East Anglia, UK
She was born in Taiwan and grew up in Hong Kong. She has more than 20 years of work experience in Greater China. Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University She is also a senior consultant of BTS Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. He used to be the Human Resources Director of Ernst & Young International Accounting Firm Greater China, the Greater China Director of ACCA Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and the Integrity Officer of the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption.
|Source||Shanghai Open University|
|Number of learning activities||17|