Managing in Asia-Pacific Countries

In an interview with several regional chief executive officers of international advertising agencies located in various Asia-Pacific countries, several attributes of successful managers of both diverse clients and employees in this region were cited:

  • recognizing and acknowledging local differences;
  • having a healthy respect for different opinions, views, and solutions;
  • being able to look for common factors;
  • being flexible, patient, and curious;
  • having a steadfast focus;
  • bringing down social and management hierarchy walls;
  • being prepared for long-term and valuable relationships that typically begin with short-term, low-value projects;
  • being consistent as a corporate culture builder;
  • having decency and integrity;
  • having stamina and being resilient;
  • having a sense of humor.

Do you have experience working in the Asia-Pacific? Share your knowledge on values and attitudes in the comment section below!

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