HR: A Cross-Cultural Management Guide to Thailand

A Cross-Cultural Management
As a manager you usually want to avoid these foot-in-face situations (picture taken from an actual prison fight).

A few weeks back I wrote about building a kick-ass team of Thai employees and how to deal with with the challenges of recruiting and assembling an awesome team. Today I'd like to look at the day-to-day management of an expat manager in Thailand.

What follows is my own best practices that I came to use over the last 10 years while running a tech start-up out of Bangkok. For my own company these turned to work out quite well, but that doesn't mean it's the only or the best way to go about it. What might have worked for a tech company of 20 people might not be suitable for larger organisations or different industries, so take this with a grain of salt.

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My name is Karsten and I'm a 30-something pro-gamer turned tech entrepreneur. I'm the youngest of three sons to a British mom and a German dad who met while working in Canada. As management trainee at Lufthansa German Airlines I worked in India, Dubai, Austria and Germany.
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