360 Appraisal Versus Indigenous Systems and Culture

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360 Appraisal Versus Indigenous Systems and Culture
Nhlanhla Sibisi, Student (University), Germany, Member
In South Africa we have an indigenous traditional culture called Ubuntu (which is also referred to as 'The African Way').
I am curious as to how can you carry out an appraisal within societies that have a strong belief in their own way of evaluating performance?
Obviously my thinking is that the appraisal tools discussed here are steeped in 'western culture'.
How best can one apply appraisal tools within an international company that operates in China, rural Africa or Asia, or in religious environments, etc....Sign up

Cultural Variables
Hemant Desai, Management Consultant, India, Member
Very interesting question whose application is not limited only to the appraisal system, but most other topics which touch motivation. Culture seem...Sign up

Cultural Variable to the Appraisal System
Nhlanhla Sibisi, Student (University), Germany, Member
I guess it will be a quite a challenge to research an appraisal system that takes experiences of a given culture, adapt it to what is suited an...Sign up

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Aderoju Ogunlana, Student (Other), United States, Member
I suppose this is where the importance of diversity and inclusion comes into play. Because one appraisal system works in one culture doesn't mean it w...Sign up

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Mark Cicotello, VP of HR, United States, Member
My insight is limited because of my lack of knowledge of the "African way". However, my experience with other cultures has taught me to begin the p...Sign up

Culture and Appraisal System
V. L. KHUZWAYO, Student (MBA), South Africa, Member
Regarding the culture of Ubuntu by Nhlanhla Sibisi, as a South African, I am of the view that indigenous as this culture may be but the approach can b...Sign up

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Jean Claude Perrault, Manager, South Africa, Member
Ubuntu or not, in order to be competitive a company and its employees have to operate under certain ethical and business principles. Attributes can...Sign up

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Vijay Jassal, Entrepreneur, India, Member
Having worked in various geographies and about 14 nationalities over 8 years and my experience is that the "basic human values" are the same, y...Sign up

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Thomas N. Meriwether, Professor, United States, Member
Any 360-appraisal should begin with a sound analysis as to the knowledge, skills, and abilities possessed by excellent performers in the job at...Sign up

360 Appraisal versus Indigenous Culture Systems
Eddie Ozols
From my limited time in South Africa I understand that Ubuntu refers to supporting one another. Modern business requires teamwork and su...Sign up

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Chike Nwokorie, Management Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
This is quite interesting. I feel it will have to depend on the individual or organisations strategy and vision. As long as business is concern...Sign up

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Rajinder Singh, Director, India, Member
Culture does play an important part in appraisals, but today's workforce is quite flexible when it comes to performing in a common environment....Sign up

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Dennis Sebata, Business Consultant, Botswana, Member
I very much agree that most of the 360 literature is based on development in the first world. The third world rarely have any researched work t...Sign up

Appraisals versus Cultures
mushininga, Manager, Zimbabwe, Member
Ubuntu means being human and behaving as expected in a human society.
I suppose that's universal, whatever cultural setting you are...Sign up

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Hemant Desai, Management Consultant, India, Member
In some Arab countries, it may be acceptable for cutting off a limb, thrashing etc. For a culprit, the US law would not find that acceptable.
In ...Sign up

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Zondervan, Management Consultant, Netherlands, Member
Nhlanla, it's ironic, in my role as coach and consultant to managers I'm trying to introduce African group centered principles (having just one...Sign up

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Hasan Hasanuzzoha, Professor, Canada, Member
I am teaching in a multicultural environment in which over 100 different nationalities exist and over 80 different languages are being spoken.
Co...Sign up

Appraisals in non-western Cultures
andrew kayima, Accountant, Uganda, Member
Culture covers a lot of things and it varies from place to place. In western culture, if a performance was good so will be the appraisal which can be ...Sign up

A More Elaborate Description of the Ubunto Way?
Jean Cardino, HR Consultant, Philippines, Member
Interesting! May I know a more comprehensive description of the indigenous traditional culture called Ubuntu (which is also referred to as 'The Africa...Sign up

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