While in Korea, one of our hosts talked about how it is part of their culture to have a strong family value. So strong that if a child is going to do something that will get them in trouble, if it brings shame on the family, they would be compelled not do it. In fact, when a child gets their first job, the customary to give their first paycheck back the parents as an act of appreciation, respect, and value for the family.
There’s the same value in their teams…the collective team is stronger than any one individual and decisions are made in favor of the team over celebrating one persons accomplishments. How much better we would be if we each considered each other more important than ourselves and made decisions in light of how it would strengthen our teams and families, rather than tear them down.