This Korean workplace strategy is taking a Pilot or Trial Approach.
Recognizing the strong Korean cultural risk avoidance tendencies, I recommend offering a limited trial program as an option to mitigate fears and concerns — with costs scaled down proportionately from a bolder rollout.
Depending on the project, this often can be demonstrated in a test market or dialed back to limit in scope.
In all cases, the pilot program must be flexible to expand in stages with associated incremental costs.
I have noticed a caveat. Once you execute a test market project, it is not uncommon for leadership to decide to move forward and fast.
My advice is to plan accordingly with an action plan that includes a rapid roll-out…. and the faster, the better.