Affairs

Emerging Markets

Do the business— Global

Preface

The world is dividing into two halves: those who will not abandon the nine-to-five routine, and those (think Asian nations) willing to make sure they are open for business at all hours. We may not like it – but will East beat West to the contracts, wealth and prestige?

9-5, Asia, east, prestige, wealth, west, working hour

When it comes to the politically charged issue of working hours, what group do you belong to? Are you militant about your working day, switching on only when it’s appropriate in your time zone and shutting-down promptly at 18.00? Despite the fact that you travel with enough communications devices to run a small military campaign, do you still like to post messages explaining that you’re on the road and “will have limited access” to email? Are you adamant about the fact that clients need to work to your ­­­time zone (Eastern Standard Time) and…

Monocle 24

× The Sessions at Midori House

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