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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Talent First: Change Management for Chinese Enterprises

- CEIBS MBA Career Development Centre hosts 3rd Chinese Enterprise Forum

March 21, 2017. Shanghai – Disruption and innovation within human resources frameworks were the focus of discussions today at the 3rd Chinese Enterprise Forum, which was held today at the Shanghai Campus. Titled “Talent First: Change Management for Chinese Enterprises”, the forum was organized by the CEIBS MBA Career Development Centre and attracted around 180 business and HR executives from local Chinese and multinational companies. It also included a discussion of the development and transformation of HR executives in today’s diverse and inclusive business environment.

In his welcome address, CEIBS Associate Dean and MBA Programme Director Prof. Chen Shimin spoke about unique advantages that MBA talents have to offer, and shared some success stories of local Chinese enterprises that have recruited and developed MBA graduates.

Understanding the logic of disruption was the focus of the keynote speech given by Associate Dean (Executive Education) and Professor of Marketing Wang Gao. He also shared some practical examples of industry-wide disruption which can occur outside of an industry as well as within an industry.

“Industry leaders who make the rules of the game will benefit the most from the existing rules and therefore are reluctant to change them. This presents a great opportunity for industry-wide disruption from outside of an industry,” he said. In the long run, disruption by changing the rules of the game is a normal and necessary ingredient for industry progress. Disruption will be faster and more frequent when there are accelerating technical developments. This also applies when building innovative HR talent models, he said.

Korn Ferry Senior Partner Ms. Joyce Gong spoke about developing and transforming HR executives into strategic partners in today’s environment of diversity and inclusiveness. “As Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs), we have to synergize the strategy, talents and culture to achieve continuous business growth,” she said. She also spoke about the significant changes that are on the horizon, including individuation, digitalization, globalization, technology blending, population and climate change. “When facing the multiple challenges of these new trends, CHROs can only develop into strategic partners with open-minded and holistic views,”she said.

Following the keynote speeches, Prof. Wang moderated a panel discussion with a group of experienced HR managers, who elaborated on effective talent management strategies. Panelists included Air Liquid HRVP Ms. Jing Wu, China Fortune Land Development Senior Deputy General Manager Mr. Yang Zhang, Tujia.com HRVP Mr. Hai Yang, and former Supervising Board Chairman of Fosun Group Mr. Wenyue Zhou. At the close of the forum participants were able to join a WeChat group that was established to enable everyone to continue their discussions beyond the forum.

 The CEIBS MBA programme is ranked No. 1 in Asia by the Financial Times and Forbes, and aims to educate responsible business leaders versed in "China Depth, Global Breadth". We welcome recruiters to collaborate with CEIBS Career Development Centre. Reach us by email at cdc@ceibs.edu, or call 021-2890 5142.

Amber Li
Janine M. Coughlin