How to best attract and retain China’s 八零後 (bā líng hòu) and 九零後 (jiǔ ling hòu) generations?

八零後和九零後 bālínghòu hé jiǔlínghòu 80's & 90's Generation

The Chinese society is changing quickly and the up-and-coming generation were born and raised under (often) very different conditions than the previous.

For one, they were single children. Sometimes, their family was fairly well off. Certainly the overall domestic education level was improved during their schooling days; some have also studied abroad. They have experienced . . . → Read More: How to best attract and retain China’s 八零後 (bā líng hòu) and 九零後 (jiǔ ling hòu) generations?

Talent Retention in China: HR and General Management Aspects (Part III)

人才保留 [réncáibǎoliú] Talent Retention

This blog entry is a follow-up entry to Talent Retention in China:Some Suggestions for the Western Executive and Talent Retention in China:The Socio-Cultural Aspects.

Multinational Corporation (MNC) in China face employee expectations in the HR and General Management that are different from their home country. By integrating some of the more common Chinese HR and . . . → Read More: Talent Retention in China: HR and General Management Aspects (Part III)

Talent Retention in China: The Socio-Cultural Aspects (Part II)

人才保留 [réncáibǎoliú] Talent Retention

This blog entry is a follow-up entry to Talent Retention in China: Some Suggestions for the Western Executive and covers the socio-cultural aspects that Western executives in China should be aware of order to enhance employee retainment and commitment in their organisation.

In China, as anywhere, people want to be treated well by their employer and . . . → Read More: Talent Retention in China: The Socio-Cultural Aspects (Part II)

Talent Retention in China: Suggestions for the Western Executive (Part I)

人才保留 [réncáibǎoliú] Talent Retention

With the labour shortage and ever increasing labour costs in China, what can Multinational Corporations (MNCs) consider beyond offering attractive salaries that might threatens their competitiveness?

The trick to improve talent retention is to build a committed as opposed to a satisfied (or worse) workforce and I believe there are certain aspects where Western . . . → Read More: Talent Retention in China: Suggestions for the Western Executive (Part I)

Comparison: Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

企业家 [qǐyèjiā] Entrepreneur

In the La Trobe GSM subject ‘Entrepreneurial Business Planning’, Kama Knudsen and I researched and presented and compared and contrasted the definitions of a Small Business Owner and an Entrepreneur.

Below is the summary of this research:

 

Defining The Small Business Owner

An individual who establishes, independently owns & manages a business . . . → Read More: Comparison: Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Bennis’s theory of Leaders versus Managers

Leaders vs. Managers 领导者与管理者 lǐngdǎozhěyǔguǎnlǐzhě

 

 

Bennis’s theory of Leaders versus Managers

The manager administers; the leader innovates.

The manager is a copy; the leader is an original.

The manager maintains; the leader develops.

The manager accepts reality; the leader investigates it.

The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on people.

The manager . . . → Read More: Bennis’s theory of Leaders versus Managers

International HR: An essay on expatriate selection

工商管理碩士 [gōngshāngguǎnlǐshuòshì] MBA David Petersson 潘德伟

This is an essay I wrote for the subject International and Comparative Human Resource Management at La Trobe. The topic for the essay is:

It is argued that technical ability, cross cultural suitability, family requirements (including those of dual career couples) and host country language skills are critical criteria that must be considered in the . . . → Read More: International HR: An essay on expatriate selection

Developing People And High Performance Organisations: Individual Essay

工商管理碩士 [gōngshāngguǎnlǐshuòshì] MBA David Petersson 潘德伟

This posting is an Individual Essay that I wrote in the subject Developing People And High Performance Organisations at La Trobe’s Graduate School of Management (GSM) in October 2010.

The question was  “Discuss the ways in which a strategic approach to HRD can play a strategic role within an organisation” which proved to be a huge . . . → Read More: Developing People And High Performance Organisations: Individual Essay

Chop it! The usage of chops in the Chinese business environment

印章 [yìnzhāng] Chop; Seal David Petersson 潘德伟

Executives unfamiliar with managing businesses in China will need to become familiar with the use chops or seals instead of signatures. Chops, an old custom from imperial times, may be a little confusing in the beginning and can be perceived as unsafe. However, used properly, chops can be an important tool for financial and . . . → Read More: Chop it! The usage of chops in the Chinese business environment

Do you have a Mao in your JV?

Mao Zedong David Petersson 潘德伟

 

Although it has been more than 30 years since Mao Zedong passed away, his influence can be found in the management tactics employed by some Chinese executives and if not identified or addressed, these tactics could undermine the JV.

For a moment, consider the way Mao wielded power: by keeping the . . . → Read More: Do you have a Mao in your JV?