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Thursday, April 09, 2009
Relooking culture shock part 1

A relocation usually brings with it a lot of challenges, culture shock notwithstanding.

Luckily, being employed in the Singapore office for a number of years exposed myself to the ways of a huge worldwide organization, and reduced some of the shock.

One of the ones that remain though, and is still puzzling me at times, is a tendency of some groups to reward some folks with praise and visibility while ignoring those who did it right the first time. An example: the guy that demands for a usable and reliable system often get ignored and ridiculed while the persons that just wanted to say “the system is successfully deployed” even with lots of system-breaking issues gets rewarded and praised.

Let me think about another culture shock……….

 
posted by Jonathan at 12:06 AM | Permalink |


1 Comments:


At 10:34 PM, Anonymous ahwoan

If I have more limbs, I will raise them all in agreemnet.