Eight employees of the Changzhi Zhangze Rural Commercial Bank were publicly flogged for poor performance during a team building exercise.
The video which was recorded with someone’s cellphone quickly went viral on Weibo and has forced the bank to respond to what is fast becoming a massive scandal. The bank has claimed that it hired a corporate coaching firm; Shanghai Hongfeng Leadership School for a team building exercise.
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) June 20, 2016
Jiang Feng, the head of the Leadership school who flogged the employees on stage has apologized for the incident, This incident also offered a great lesson to myself, that it reminds me I should improve my teaching methods,”
Two executives at the bank have been fired in the aftermath of the incident.