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ERIC Number: ED262272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-23
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Issues in the Development of Training Programs for Chinese Managers.
Chang, Weining C.; Jones, Allan P.
Increasing numbers of industrial/organizational psychologists are becoming involved with the preparation of training seminars for Chinese managers. When developing training programs for Chinese audiences, educational planners need to consider the following factors: differences in the way organizations are structured in the United States and in China, with corresponding differences in the roles, responsibilities, and experience levels of managers; characteristics peculiar to Chinese management trainees; and differing expectations about the content and style of presentation. The following are a few of the recommendations for program developers to bear in mind when preparing material for Chinese audiences: obtain estimated needs statements and participant background summaries from sponsoring agencies; prepare detailed course materials for prior translation and review all translations carefully; remember that Chinese persons value age, dignity, and formality of presentation; maintain a respect for Chinese needs and remain sensitive to contextual communication; strive for a clear and logical stepwise progression of content; use quantitative exercises and repeat points in a variety of ways; and select examples appropriate for Chinese experience. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: China