With Chinese companies accounting for the largest tech IPOs on record, all eyes are now on these technology giants. While everyone wonders what the secret sauce might be, we can imagine what lies behind the scenes- it’s the employees who are keeping these companies afloat with their work ethic rooted in Chinese culture.
I’ve worked for Google in both Silicon Valley and Beijing, and I now run Beijing-based PapayaMobile, which has a satellite office in San Francisco. I’ve seen a definite contrast in the workplace culture in both regions, where each have their pros and cons. That said, Chinese culture has a strong influence on the workplace in China, and U.S. startups could benefit from taking a few notes.