Foreign CEOs Complain Korean Workers Mix Public and Private MattersA survey has revealed that foreign chief executive officers (CEOs) make the most serious complaints about the tendency of Korean workers to mix public affairs with private matters.
The Korea International Labor Foundation recently conducted a survey of 225 companies across the nation with a high portion of foreign investment to obtain information on their opinions on changes in the nation's labor and investment environment.
The survey showed that 48.1 percent of the CEOs polled pointed to the failure of Korean workers to separate public affairs from personal matters as a source of dissatifaction with the workers.
Twenty-three percent of the respondents complained that Korean laborers make excessive demands on working conditions and are quick to take collective action.
Of the CEOs surveyed, 15.8 percent pinpointed Korean workers'biased and impolite attitude towards them as regretful.