Archive for Change Management

Falsifying Applications is an Everyday Thing in China

I recall some over positive resume tendencies when I was young, but falsifying applications was not part of my cultural background.  It has never been well in China.  When I got a job leading a US$1M start up in 1997, I thought a long time before I could think of someone trustworthy among hundreds of Chinese people […]

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Posted in: Change Management, China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture

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Doing M&A in China – Avoiding the HR Trap

Doing M&A in China takes all the thinking you can muster. Everyone does legal and financial due diligence. Too few do HR due diligence. Further, their thinking from and on HR after the purchase will not make most companies nearly as successful as they should be. Doing M&A in China is a huge HR challenge. […]

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Posted in: Change Management, China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Motivating Workers, Private Equity Acquisition Recruitment

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China Business Leadership Solved Technology Problem – Part 3

China Business Leadership example continued. See part 2 or part 1 as needed. The ops manager realized that if I did this whole thing without him, then he would look bad. He also saw he could not stop me. He produced a 150 item list of issues with the project on an excel file. Many […]

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Chinese Work Satisfaction is Pathetic.

Chinese satisfaction with their work is up ….. from 2% to 6%.  Oh My. Gallup is great.  See them here.  Their chart shows what I see in most Western invested companies in China with a twist. First, this is pathetic and Leaders in China both Chinese and Western think they are doing good.  The situation […]

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Not Enough Sales

Most business leaders want to have more sales. Training sales teams is one thing we do for customers. Improving marketing is another slightly deeper path. However, at many companies, focus on any given sales function may not lead to significant benefit. A deeper look is needed. All sectors of the company should be touched to […]

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Posted in: Change Management, Culture Development, Decision Making, Leadership, System

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Change Management – Sequence of Change Matters

There is a slightly awkward acronym that helps me think about change process, (ADKAR). Read here to get the read from The Change Management Learning Center who developed the model. Let me explain it here.  The sequence is important. A – Awareness  (my company is going to implement ERP) D – Desire (this is useful […]

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