Think of a romanesco broccoli, which is fractal and is composed of elements looking exactly like itself. Likewise, Dominique Sciamma, Director & Dean of the Strate School of Design calls for humanity to be a network of co-owners, sharing the same intentions to tackle the world's complexity. It is time to turn from a separation approach to one that is synergic and design-based. It is a Romanesco time.
Business leaders face unprecedented challenges. They need to manage and adapt their organisations to prosper in an environment of flux and upheaval. In this era of change that is both fast and unpredictable, what are their main concerns?
The island city-state of Singapore is often held up as a paradigm of a successful multicultural society. Its population of 5.7 million is made up of roughly 74% Chinese, 13% Malays and 9% Indians. The remainder, Eurasians and other foreigners, represent almost all religious faiths – Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism. All this ethnic mix is crammed into an area of a little over 700 sq. km, making Singapore stand out as one of the most multicultural, diverse and densely populated cities in the world.
Maxis believes in creating culture from the inside-out. Read on for how the team is motivated, how the strategy evolves, and how Maxis contextualises best practices from the broader HR community.
Do board evaluations matter? According to Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, it is important for companies to adopt a thorough board evaluation process.
What contributes to a company's success? Anuradha Purbey, People Director of Aviva Southeast Asia, shares insights into a successful people strategy and how encouragement begets engagement.
During a merger, HR's role is to identify and curate a healthy organisational culture. Here is what I have learned through this process. A healthy organisational culture
Last year, SAP piloted a programme for women returning to the workforce in Japan and Korea. Here's why and how they are minimising unconscious bias at SAP.  Helping new mothers return to the workforce
Our workforce is afraid and disengaged, and traditional training is not working. How do we build a truly smart workforce?
An inside look into the culture at Hong Kong Broadband Network. Aligning Interests at HKBN We focus on three aspects: our core purpose, Co-Ownership and Talent-first culture.
How does the workspace impact employees? Two Prudential leaders share the inspiration for their new office, Workplayce, and how it impacts employees. How Workplayce came to be
What are the three technology trends that can impact HR in 2018?
How does a large hotel group like Marriott recruit and retain talent? Andrew P. Newmark explains this and shares more about the company’s culture. How HR supports
How do you define a leader? Words and descriptions that come to my mind are vision, inspiring others, transparency, execution. Maybe you think of phrases like sets the tone, pushes for what they believe in, and balances company and employees’ interests.
How will technology impact and improve HR? An artificial intelligence (AI) and big data company’s co-founder shares how data improves decision-making: for employers who are hiring, and for professionals to know what skills are in-demand.
What is the benefit of encouraging employees to be entrepreneurial and to follow their interests? Tata Communications’ Chief Human Resources Officer shares the programmes and benefits that have been borne out of this mind-set.
CXA-- a company that is in startup mode-- has defined their competitive edge: focus on upskilling and reskilling employees.
Chatbots may solve a recruiter's biggest headache: asking the same introductory question to dozens of candidates. While chatbots may eventually be used for senior-level hires, here is how they can be used to initially screen entry-level hires.
Though there are challenges for SMEs that are expanding into the region and expatriating talent, preparation is the key to success. Why is it important for Singaporean small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to expand in the region?
The IKEA brand is well known for its customer experience: walk through their warehouse-like stores, maybe eat an order of Swedish meatballs at the café, and then go home to build your newly purchased furniture. But what makes it a fun place to work?
How does an average team become a high-performing one? Jamil Qureshi, a performance coach and psychologist, has coached business leaders, English Premier football clubs, Formula 1 racecar drivers, and many top golfers.
"When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave their hearts at home." – Betty Bender. This may seem like an obvious premise for developing an employee value proposition (EVP), but it is not always that easy.
HQ Asia speaks with Junjie Zhou of Shopee about talent development for both emerging and mid- to senior-level talent. Zhou also shares how they have scaled from 10 employees to over 2,000 in less than three years.
Recent research claims that short personal conversations stimulate creative exchange during the workplace.
In this article, HQ Asia discusses the final two roles that HR executives need to play to effectively develop global Asian leaders.
Through this interview with UOB’s Managing Director of Business Banking Mr Mervyn Koh, we gain insight into how this bank is readying its people for the future UOB’s success
When Gabrielle Dolan begins explaining the makeup of a story, she starts by sharing a quote by Aristotle: “A whole [story] is that which has a beginning, middle and end.” What do good stories do? They appeal to emotion, include sensory details, are authentic, and are purposeful. Dolan explains that a purposeful story, a good story, has a clear message. This is essential: for a story to resonate with the audience, leaders need to have an authentic story with a clear message and a clear purpose.
We had an interview with Yazad Dalal, Head of Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud Applications at Oracle (Asia Pacific), who shared how Oracle utilises Cloud and analytics in human capital management to develop a versatile, future ready workforce.
How are the 2017 global trends – growth by design, a shift in what we value, a workplace for me and the quest for insight -- affecting the workplace and employees?
Most companies focus their hiring strategies on strengths or what candidates can do. They assess the qualities and skills that are supposed to enhance job performance, and subsequently test whether candidates are likely to display those qualities once on the job.
HQ Asia speaks with Jan Anne Schelling, Vice President for HR, Asia Pacific about how DSM is developing female leaders, barriers that women need to overcome to get to global roles and how DSM supports the advancement of female leaders.
These are interesting times in the world and it makes sense for HR professionals to take a pause. Take stock of what is happening and to be able to articulate the emergent themes and patterns in their organisation.
HQ Asia speaks with Medtronic HR about its innovative human capital practices and how HR can think strategically and add value to business
Stop. Take a breath. Just observe the natural flow of your breath, letting go of anything that’s on your mind for a few minutes.
While design thinking and human-centered thinking stem from the same ideology, HQ Asia Editor, Sara Moulton, takes the view that being human-centered is employee-focused while design thinking is user or client-focused.
Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Given the importance of company culture, what can organisations do to enhance it? One pertinent step is to develop an inspiring leadership communication strategy.
Human resources is one of the most misunderstood and under-appreciated functions in any organisation. Some of your friends and colleagues may even think of HR as just posting job openings online. So how can HR move from an image of job posters to brand builders?
Technology will continue to have a great impact on the job market.
Stephanie Nash sat down for a discussion with HQ Asia on her leadership journey, developing talent and how the Western work environment differs from Asia.
Lemon Tree Hotels won the Asian Human Capital Award (ACHA) for its innovative human capital practices. Lemon Tree Hotels has approximately 800 employees who are physically or mentally disabled, or opportunity deprived.
Executives who make organisational blunders may be guilty of turning a blind eye to obvious organisational problems and wilfully ignoring facts when making decisions.
Dr Mahzarin Banaji is the co-author of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People. In a conversation with HQ Asia, she talks about ‘mindbugs’ and unconscious biases, and how organisations can deal with these issues
This article looks at the lost art of questioning in leadership. How should and can leaders re-build their “questioning” faculty, rather than resorting to their comfort zone impulse of “telling”, and more so in the emerging Asian context is examined.
Talent Analytics is a field where various myths prevent HR leaders from unlocking the potential of data. Dr Andreas Raharso debunk the myths, and through examples, shows how companies can use talent analytics to improve their bottom line.
Dr Bob Aubrey proposes using key development indicators (KDIs) to balance key performance indicators (KPIs) when developing people beyond short-term performance, a concept that is more fully explored in his newest book, Measure of Man.
As regional HR teams ramp up talent practices in Asia to match global standards, business heads are increasingly expecting HR to create leadership talent that can both lead in Asia and represent the region in the global arena.
Professor Richard Boyatzis, a Distinguished Professor of Organisational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University distills his top 8 insights on leadership. 1. Meditation not Metrics
Donald Low, Associate Dean (Research and Executive Education) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy explains how behavioural economics can help organisations make better decisions.
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