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China bank beatings reveal Asia-wide corporate culture flaw

Patriarchal and hierarchical leadership represses employee expression, contributions and initiative.

A NEW WAY TO WORK: Employees at work at Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China; founder Jack Ma has recognised the need for employee inclusion at all operational and management levels.

ONGOING tumultuous events around the world like "Brexit", the never ending US election surprises, terrorism on a terrifying scale can easily obscure and even make invisible altogether incidents that under "normal" circumstances would generate immediate attention and even outrage. The recent