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Hon Hai has a workforce of over one million worldwide and as human beings are also animals, to manage one million animals gives me a headache," said Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou at a recent year-end party, adding that he wants to learn from Chin Shih-chien, director of Taipei Zoo, regarding how animals should be managed.
Gou not only invited Chin to take part in his company’s annual review meeting but also asked all general managers in the group to listen to Chin’s lecture, according to the local Common Wealth magazine.
Gou’s words could have been chosen more carefully. Hon Hai is the Taiwanese parent company of Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, which counts Apple among its major clients, turning out iPhones and iPads at its huge plants in China where working and living conditions are such that many of its Chinese employees might well agree that they are treated like animals.
As Chin lectured on the stage, sharing his experience with the audience on how to manage different animals according to their individual temperaments, Gou listened carefully and asked Chin to put himself in his place as the chairman of Hon Hai, to the amusement of the 12 general managers of the group present.
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