Korean Working Culture


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Penulis: Ummul Hasanah , (Editor)


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This book entitled Korean Working Cultiut Understanding the Unique Challenges and Opportunities of Working in a Korean Company provides a comprehensive overview of Korcan working culture, from job-seeking to unique challenges and opportunities that Korean workers face. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in leaming more about this fascinating and complex topic. It would be a valuable resource for students, researchers, business professionals, and anyone curious about Korean culture. Part I of this book discusses the different ways to find a job in South Korea, including the importance of networking and the prevalence of part-time jobs for teenagcrs. lt also explores the Korean obsession with bccoming a civil servant and the difticulty ofpassing the exam. Part II examines the hard work ethic prevalent in Korean culture and how the country's rapid economic development has shaped it. It also discusses the importance of collective decision-making in Korean organizations and the unique leadership style of Korean CEOs. Part 111 looks at the business etiquette expected in South Korea and the Kim Young Ran Act, which prohibits gift-giving in the workplace. It also explores the Korean fashion standards that middle-class workers follow.

Part IV introduces some of the special terms that arc uscd in thc Korean corporate world, such as chaebols (conglomerates), changpi (resignation because of embarrassment), gi-boon (concept of mood in Korean work culture), gabjil (abuse of power in the workplace), and nunchi (concept of social awareness in Korean work culture).

Part V looks at some of the darker sides of Korean work culture, such as job stress, the impact of hustle culture on employees' mental and physical well-being, harsh reprimands in public, discrimination, bullying, and gwarnosa (working to death). The book concludes by discussing thc challenges and opportunities for Korean work culture. It argues that the country needs to find a way to balance its hard work ethic with a greater focus on employee well-being.