. . . [h]igh-individualism societies tend to view the evaluating of subordinates as a way to increase productivity, whilst low-individualism societies find it disrupts harmony (Hofstede, 2001, p. 244-245; Lee et al., 2000). (p. 9).
That is from this interesting paper that relates culture with managerial practices. The title is "Individualism and the cultural roots of management practices" by André van Hoorn.