Balli Balli: Reader Feedback and Comments
I received some great feedback in my last Korean business culture update on balli balli. I especially appreciate the comments from those with long careers in Korea and globally. I paraphrase three comments below…
Pushing for progress too quickly can result in overlooking many important aspects, which may require more investment in terms of cost and time. While it is true that the fast-paced culture has contributed significantly to Korea’s economic growth, it has also left many side effects in terms of lacking basic concepts and skills.
Once you learn it and see it in action all around, you can really gain an appreciation and understanding of 빨리빨리.
And a well-taken argument.
Knowing that parameters will change encourages starting projects and the processes fast and then adapting vs. investing considerable time upfront.
Look for my next Korean Business Culture…
a post on an alternative to balli balli—mi ri mi ri—translated “prioritize in advance.”