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Military Training at the Winery


It was an interesting day yesterday at work. The whole company (about 600 people) had to be trained by the Chinese Red Army on how to do military parade, marching and obey orders. It was interesting to see. By the end of the day, everyone were quite good and the best “soldiers” won a prize of a plaque and some money.

The purpose of this semi-annual excercise is to instil dicipline in the workers and breed “togetherness”. This is something which happens in large Chinese companies and is probably a communist management system company style which works in this kind of environment.

The managers (myself included) had to inspect each group, along with some army officials to grade each group on how they obeyed orders, their attitude, skill, how they worked together, etc. Everyone was graded, the the group who scored highest won the day.

You obviously wouldn’t see this happen in most western societies but I think it is a good idea in a country such as China. It does give the company goals and help everyone work together to achieve that common goal.

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November 20, 2005 at 6:39 am Leave a comment


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