Today Im talking about difference with Indian and Japan of how to work in engineer field through my experience.
At first, I need to mention about my previous project in japan before I join this company. I had worked for 6 month under a project leader who is intelligence and so strict. He is not normal employee, he has worked the company by individual contract. That is rare case in japan, Almost of engineer are belong to some company. I had learned a lot of things from him, like how to work, and what is job. I had just worked under him only six months, and I said him that I want to left your project to work in other country in 3 month latter. He said that I have nothing to teach any more a person who quite soon. He was so angry and said, If I know you have such plan, I don' make you join my project absolutely. But he let me learn so many thing for me.
On the work most important thing is protect the deadline of work, If you have no deadline work is not the work, that is just hobby. if it is hobby, It is not matter and problem when finish the work, anytime you can do even if you fail nobody don't care. but work is not kind of thing absolutely.
In his project, every project member have to send email to everyone at everyday about their plan and progress of the day before we left company . And next morning we have to report progress of previous day and the work what we do on the day. Until he or she have finish their task, they can not go back to home. and if they haven' finish their task, we have to consider the reason why we can not complete, and need to improve to fish on time.
That was so strict circumstance. I always go back to my home at am 0 or 1 o'clock. I can not finish my work on time because I was new staff in his project, but he talked to me, need to finish my work even if I don't know how to complete. I was scold by him almost everyday. But back on that days it was precious time to know how to work. That project team was so higher level compare the other project ever I have experience in japan.
And now I came to India and join india project team, at first I was so surprised the difference with the team I was in. I started skillup course of programing in here, after I finish one of the skillup task I need to say something to my boss. And
if he say that please wait some time until I need check it over reading some text book. He made me wait a couple days. I thought how slowly, and I knew Indian is said their characteristic is lazily. Besides we have a group meeting only a day one week. And team member reported their weekly task on a few sentence. I wondered how reader manage their task such short report. And on the team we don't share our task at all. A person who is new comer doesn't have any contact except his boss on the work. he or she are not able to know what their team member doing. When I was in Japan, on the my team we always share any information by using chat or by using daily email report.
That is so important thing for new comer to know how to work in team, It makes them start real work easily after finish their skillup task and to keep motivation.
And I surprised that when new comer have a skillup task, they don't have deadline. It mean that It is not problem when they finish, if they do not finish their task on the day or week, whenever they can go back home. And if he finish their task, reader makes wait a few days. It make motivation lower absolutely. If their progress is so late, It is not problem. Because they don't share their progress with team member. How lazy and slowly working style I thought when I come here and this is the difference with japanese. In India the train is how late, people don't care about it, in japan train alway come on time. And people accustom it since they born in this contry. And I wonder without any deadline task and no daily progress how they decide the time left company, and I wonder almost of staff go back at so late time even though new comer. why?
Now my boss changed other person who is young, but I think he try to understand what I feel and think maybe. In my team we report daily progress by email, and we have daily meeting, and we are using chat to share information. If a person don't do anything a few days, team member would wonder. And they doubt how to work of team reader and management skills. By sharing any information on their team, we can avoid laziness. We have to always open what we are doing to everyone definitely no any exception.
Conclusion I think that Indian are not good at considering process to finish their task but they are good at program skills and language skills maybe. It is said that Japanese engineer has gone in near future because of low cost of Asia engineer. But japanese engineer are good at consider process. it mean japanese have a huge advantage in Asia. and I think this is the only way for japanese have advantage against lower labor.