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All that Glitters is Not Gold – But Some is
For one Thai retailer, this pandemic has been a blessing in disguise. When studying their consumers’ shopping habits one day last July, someone noticed the sharp influx of a new wave of consumers, who might never have shopped in their stores, had .. 33 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
From Agility to Reality
Below are seven tried and true principles for re-organizing to create greater “agility” By now, most businesses recognize the importance of organization “agility” to enhance change, speed and customer focus. In fact, according to a recent M .. 106 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
The Urgent Need to Lead
Here in Thailand, we need to “lead” to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and resuscitate the economy. The difference between management and leadership is that managers manage complexity and leaders lead change. Thus far in Thailand, we have d .. 80 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Can We Retain Speed of Decision-Making Gained During the Crisis?
By now, most companies here in Bangkok have brought their workforces back to the office. Some have kept some form of remote work; others have asked everyone to return. In the near term, regardless of where and how people are working, the question .. 107 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
The Vexing Problem of Transitioning from Crisis Management to Recovery Mode
Managing the pandemic crisis and planning for recovery are two discrete challenges with seemingly conflicting priorities. They both need to be addressed effectively. In a scary way, managing an uncertain recovery is tougher than managing in crisi .. 96 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Pandemic Proves Management Layers are Unnecessary
What this pandemic has taught us is that empowered teams can perform effectively without the burden of so many management layers interrupting and directing what they do. During this pandemic, top management has been forced to empower managers and .. 111 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
T-AB Magazine: Cracking the Code on Organization Agility
To become more agile, companies need leaders and teams with an entrepreneurial mindset, who value ideas more than processes and protocol. .. 481 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
Covid-19 crisis
No one knows the outcome of COVID19, so we can only follow its progress and anticipate what might happen. Nevertheless, the more facts and updates available to analyse, the better off we will be to manage the future. Starts at 4:34 .. 835 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 
 
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 .. 1963 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 .. 1050 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 .. 2592 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 .. 3510 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 .. 6610 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 .. 2003 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 .. 1213 read, 0 Comment .. [More]
 

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