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Breakthrough in Successful Organization Change
The role of consultants in assisting organizations to change no longer works. It is time to follow a different recipe that relies on the 80/20 rule, management ownership, and good collaboration. Successful organization change is all about identif .. 28 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Digital’s Destructive Force on the Media Industry
Digital continues to disrupt industries such as retail and media by offering consumers what they want. Media players that are slow to adapt to new ways of working will likely be out of luck, as change is fast and furious. Read our view on how digit .. 342 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: The Keys to E-commerce Success in Southeast Asia
Scoring big in e-commerce in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia will depend more on simply having the right products at the best prices online. Fast, convenient delivery, competent customer service, and the ability to inspire consumers to .. 960 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: How Pandora Reaps the Benefits from flexible Production Teams by Larry Chao
By putting people at the centre of its manufacturing strategy, Pandora Jewellers has been able to combine craftsmanship and efficiency to produce high quality jewellery for the masses. “Thirty pairs of hands touch even the simplest piece of jewe .. 2409 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Mindset the Swing Factor in Turnaround by Larry Chao
Over the past six months, Nestle Indochina has experienced a remarkable surge in business performance. After years of tepid growth, where the business struggled to compete against aggressive competitors and to understand fickle consumers, Nestle fin .. 1801 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
The Secret to Effective Meetings… and Great Execution
Here is what a great meeting looks like: 1. Candor – People are open, honest and respectful about what is happening and the issues at hand. They face reality head-on, without having to side-step the truth. 2. Relaxed – Sure bus .. 1486 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: "Digital Revolution" Shaping Diverse and Agile Cultures in Asia
Digital technologies are reshaping work cultures in Asia and that is good news for both workers and businesses. The top down, authoritative “control culture” is being supplanted by agile cultures, which promote diversity, open-mindset and empowe .. 963 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Competitive Imperatives for 2019 and Beyond
As multinationals struggle to satisfy fickle consumer, compete against agile local players and keep up with disruptive digital technologies, they are discovering that bold moves rather than incremental solutions open doors to better opportunities. .. 2079 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Technology Defines the Challenges for Retailers in 2019
In this newspaper article, we explore trends that will affect the success of retailers in Thailand. For example, retailers who do not pay attention to the impact of digital technology on the top and bottom lines, or the importance of providing excit .. 1011 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
News Flash: When Knowledge and Experience Cripple a Leader
When Knowledge & Experience Cripple a Leader To most leaders, knowledge is power. It is said if you have knowledge, then you have an advantage over your competitors and your peers. But nowadays, knowledge can be a liability, if the leader is the .. 1012 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
How to Create Meetings Where People Want to Speak Out
A clever facilitator can open people up and create a great meeting experience. It is all about understanding business issues and context, and creating an atmosphere where people feel safe and want to express what they think. One of the reasons pe .. 922 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
How the AMCHAM Chief in Thailand Achieved Her Purpose
Most successful organizations have a clear, meaningful purpose, which focuses efforts and drives relevant change. Such has been the case of The American Chamber of Commerce [AMCHAM] in Thailand, which has thrived over the years. After 17 years at .. 1486 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Lessons from The Emperor’s New Clothes for Asia in 2018
Donald Trump has often been associated with the story of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” for being out of touch with reality and ignorant. But the lessons from this fable also hold true for leaders working in Asia, where employees are often reluct .. 1135 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
2018: The Year of Simplifying How We Work
This year, more than ever, I will work with companies to simplify what they do and fight complexity. Last year, it seemed companies embarked on many discrete initiatives and not enough harmony and integration. With so many different lists of prior .. 833 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Making “Digital-Driven” Matrix Organizations Work
Matrix organization teams are larger and more difficult to manage today than ever before, writes Larry Chao. But by creating a disciplined mindset for execution, leaders can boost performance. Thanks to digital technology, matrix organization tea .. 1993 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 

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