MacDonald’s headquarters in the USA wants to learn from experiences of its Asian subsidiaries performance in China and Japan during the Covid-19 Pandemic. You are asked to brief the CEO on the differences he should expect in employment relations between China and Japan.
Question: What do you think are the most important differences between China’s and Japan’s ER systems? How might these differences shape ER practices at MacDonald’s during the COVID pandemic in both Japan and China?
Draw on the key features of ER systems covered in “8 & 9” and also search online for material relating to government COVID-19 ER responses that might impact on Japanese and Chinese fast food workplaces.