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Asia and the West differences? – The four reasons why it’s a tough question

Posted by: Lynda Gratton | October 27, 2010

As I move back and forth between Europe and the USA, to Singapore and India – one of the questions I encounter frequently is ‘What are the differences between Asia and the West?’ The subset of this broad question is – Are employees different (more cooperative, more skillful, more educated, more determined?) – Are leaders different (more authoritarian, more inward looking, more specialized?) – Are companies different (more hierarchical, more global, more innovative?) This question becomes ever more crucial as we look forward to the next couple of decades.