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Lean Culture
08-22-2017
With the days of China being a low-cost country long over, its manufacturing is at risk of being squeezed between innovation leaders on the one side and low-cost competitors on the other. There is much discussion about automation and digitalisation of production but this requires a foundation in terms of operational excellence, which in most industries is simply not there yet. This article introduces a back-to-basics approach and the lean enterprise as a solution, because a vast potential is still untapped by many manufacturing companies.
Corporate Entrepreneurship in China
05-20-2017
During the past ten years the Chinese business landscape has changed profoundly. Chances are high that in the coming ten years speed of change will increase even further with game-changing transformations being around the corner. What will this mean for European companies with subsidiaries in China?
Leadership Competency Models in China
09-02-2013
I have seen several multinational companies in China failing to implement well their Leadership Competency Models. Typical problems are that their “global” documents are out of cultural context: some of the behavior descriptions sound foreign here...
OD-Map Case Study
08-24-2013
The Client is a Chinese software company developing cutting edge mobile apps and enterprise information systems for the traveling industry. The objective of the project was getting an accurate picture of the internal strengths and weaknesses of the organization, and improve employee engagement...
Custom 360 implementation process
08-22-2013
HRO Shanghai recently implemented a customized 360 solution, and the whole process was accomplished in just 10 days. What is the secret of such efficiency?