Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and Myanmar Center for Responsible Business (MCRB) launched new guidebook outlines proper workplace decorum in Myanmar9 ตุลาคม 2562
The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and Myanmar Center for Responsible Business (MCRB) have launched a new guidebook titled, Respecting Myanmar Culture in the Workplace.
The guide aims to help foreigners adapt to an Asian workplace. Understand Myanmar culture will help foreigners avoid misunderstandings in the workplace and in local communities.
“Responsible investment is respectful investment. Workplaces which are respectful and inclusive are invariably more productive, and with lower turnover of the workforce,” said U Thaung Tun, Union Minister of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.
The guidebook is also beneficial for foreign investors to help them be familiar with Myanmar’s laws concerning the workplace, labour, health and safety, and environmental protection. It also highlights the importance of listening to and learning from local people to help prevent conflicts and contribute to commercial success.
“Although this guidebook is primarily targeted at foreign managers, to help them respect and comply with the customs, traditions, and traditional culture of the ethnic groups in the Union, the messages in it are important for all,” he added.
It was developed by the MCR in partnership with DICA and input from other ministries.
The Respecting Myanmar Culture in the Workplace guidebook is now available for download at www.dica.gov.mm in English, Myanmar, and Chinese. Other versions will be available this year, and include Japan, Korean, and Thai.
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(Myanmar Business Today: https://www.mmbiztoday.com/articles/dica-s-new-guidebook-outlines-proper-workplace-decorum-myanmar )