Here’s an amazing photo set from Jeremy Sutton Hibbert showing how tea is served to CEOs behind closed doors in company board rooms. While tea serving is an important tradition in Japan, this practice in business raises some interesting questions about the roles of women in the office, and what kind of expectations are placed on them.
I mean, has anyone ever seen a man serving tea? In a company that doesn’t have a secretary specifically paid to perform this kind of role, I wonder if some female employees aren’t asked to do stuff like this on top of their regular duties? Are male counter-parts exempt?
I’d love to hear from our readers on this. Drop over to Jeremy’s site to view the full photo set.