Reshaping the Workplaces – India & China

Reshaping the Workplaces – India & China
24/12/2016 , by , in Interview Old

New-Gen workers in India and China because of unique histories, traditions and memories, remain distinctly themselves with their own sets of aspirations, expectations and needs.And, on the basis of sheer numbers alone, these vast populations are already exerting tremendous influence on work and the workplace, just as Baby Boomers did when they entered workplaces in North America.

Workplaces that support distinct worker needs ensure better productivity and increase the ability to attract and retain the best people anywhere in the world. The sheer power of demographics makes this an especially important consideration for India and China, which now represent in combination one-third of the total global population. Urbanization in both countries is happening at an unprecedented rate. India and China alone will account for more than 62 percent of Asian urban population growth and 40 percent of global urban population growth from 2005 to 2025.


Chinageert Hofstede’s Model of Cultural Differences

India Generation Y

A diverse country of 28 states, 17 major languages, 29 widely celebrated festivals and 19 main regional cuisines, India has a 5,000-year history of absorbing customs, tradition, and heritages.The economic liberalization and global technologies have produced a generation that mixes Indian values with Western outlook. It’s huge English-speaking and highly educated professional base is luring multinational corporations that want to explore India’s service capabilities and opportunities for research, engineering, and innovation.

In few other places are the cultural and generational shifts taking place in India more apparent than in the workplace. It’s here that the younger generation’s ambitions and attitudes take center stage as they strive to influence their country’s economy and their own destinies. Through education and enterprise, they hope to make an impact. Jobs in high tech and the media are considered prized, with computer science the most sought-after field.

Entrepreneurs are getting younger, and many young Indians work two jobs. For Indian Gen Yers, the work they do is as important as the reputation of the company and the salary paid. They strive for differentiation through education, reputation, brands and technology, and especially money.

The workplace is a leveler of varied backgrounds: economic, educational, social, and religious. Perhaps ironically, their personal ambitions don’t compromise teamwork in the workplace. They look to their employers and co-workers to help them learn and even call centers are highly team-centric.Despite their liberalized ambitions, young Indians remain traditional in many ways. In some ways, their fascination with movies (both Bollywood and Hollywood) can be considered a way of seeing their own lives come to reality.

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