Managers have an important part to play in fostering employee engagement in workplaces. Photo: Xinhua Managers have an important part to play in fostering employee engagement in workplaces. Photo: Xinhua
Managers have an important part to play in fostering employee engagement in workplaces. Photo: Xinhua
Hsiao Chink Tang
Opinion

Opinion

Hsiao Chink Tang

What ancient Chinese wisdom can tell us about bad bosses – and their effect on workers’ productivity

  • Economists worry about low productivity because of its effect on financial and social stability, something that may have worsened during the pandemic
  • While there are numerous contributing factors, not enough attention is paid to the effect bad managers have on workers’ engagement

Managers have an important part to play in fostering employee engagement in workplaces. Photo: Xinhua Managers have an important part to play in fostering employee engagement in workplaces. Photo: Xinhua
Managers have an important part to play in fostering employee engagement in workplaces. Photo: Xinhua
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Hsiao Chink Tang

Hsiao Chink Tang

Hsiao Chink Tang is senior economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He currently leads the ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative, a south-south development knowledge sharing platform that draws primarily from China’s successful economic transformations in the past four decades.