Posts Tagged “Managing in Thailand”

Earlier, we explained a few common mistakes made by foreign managers who manage Thai nationals. Now we discuss some regular mistakes that Thai nationals make with foreign employees.

Most of the regular mistakes are a result of the variation of personal background and culture. This can be solved with relative ease if there is open communication and a better understanding of individual values, problems could also escalate due to language barriers and misunderstandings could play a significant role.

A number of senior Thailand colleagues and clients and some expats were questioned and some of their responses were serious and others amusing.

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If you work as a foreigner in Thailand then you will know that adjusting to the local culture and mentality in the place of work is hard enough. It is even harder if you are the boss in the company with a majority of Thai locals, however, there are so many things to keep in mind. The mindset of the people of Thailand is not exactly like that of the western world. This can result in a breach between employees and employer which will result to the expat boss being disillusioned and isolated with a high turnover of staff and ultimately business failure.

A foreign leader can avoid all these issues and enjoy living and work successfully in this amazing country by investing in little time, care and effort. It is important that Thai colleagues, friends, and clients share their stories so one can learn from them.

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