Insights

2020 Could be beginning of new decade for women

Raj Kumar Paramanathan | 20.05.2020

We are at the precipice of a new decade of change for women. As 2020 creates new promises across different socio-economic fronts, this decade will embrace and welcome women’s role in government, politics, business and corporate leadership in a way that normalises their presence and influence in otherwise homogeneous male environments.

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Human potential – the key to a restart

Mirek Hofírek and Petr Kulhánek, IRC Czech Republic | 19.05.2020

We find ourselves in a time that is unfortunately affected in all aspects of our lives by an invisible threat. It’s a threat that not only affects human health, but has entered people's minds with devastating effect, upsetting their psychological balance and the economic health of society, and as a result posing existential questions by part of the population itself.

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Overcoming barriers to women’s leadership and unlocking the power of diversity

Sophia Zhao | 15.05.2020

Many women are successful in their professions and as leaders across levels and industries. Yet, as they grow, hone their skills, and pursue their goals, they face a range of challenges or roadblocks to leadership success. How can women advance their careers, and how can organisations be sure they’re making the most of all their talent?

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Retain and rebuild to brave the storm

Raj Kumar Paramanathan, Managing Partner, IRC Malaysia & Thailand | 07.05.2020

If there’s anything we’ve learned from crises since the Great Depression, it’s that companies that choose to transform and innovate are those that will continue to thrive and grow. A study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) showed that companies that invested significantly in innovation delivered 4% higher shareholder value when the economy recovered from 2007 – 2012.

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Technological megatrends affecting industrial and production industry

Michael Kantel, IRC Global Industrial/Production Practice Leader | 06.05.2020

The velocity with which the fourth industrial revolution is progressing is now challenging manufacturers to roll up their sleeves even further to keep the momentum going as they achieve various milestones along their digital journey.

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Top 8 challenges: Technology industry in the 2020s

Gurdeep Hora, IRC Global Technology Practice Leader and Asia Pacific Regional Leader | 17.04.2020

Today the Technology industry is an exciting place to be. Innovating constantly and evolving rapidly, it finds solutions for complex business needs. Immense competition is impacting organizations from all directions and balancing the pulls and counter-pulls is a critical task.

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The 10% Investment That Will Get Your Business Game Back On

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, IRC South Africa | 02.03.2020

Disruption. Uncertainty. Rapid technological advancement. Obsolescence. We all know that the world of work and business is changing and transforming rapidly, even exponentially. I’ve seen some form of a Moore’s Law graph at every conference I’ve attended in the last year, and it’s not hard to see that the world is on the cusp of another massive shift.

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Redefining leadership for the Millenial workforce

Manish Mehta, IRC Malaysia & Thailand | 27.01.2020

The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey released last year analyses millennial behaviour in ways better than those previously explored. As a ‘generation disrupted’, the survey points out how they are breaking away from traditional ‘success markers’ like raising a family or buying a house to traveling the world and serving their communities. And like everything else, their attitude to jobs and organisations is also no different.

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How to hire effectively in a foreign country

Steven B. McKinney, IRC South Korea | 13.12.2019

Multinational companies who want to succeed need to hire staff effectively in foreign countries. You can’t force someone to join your company. And even if you can, you can’t force someone to be fully engaged and enjoy the work.

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Courage to break Japan’s glass ceiling

Monicca Yan | 14.10.2019

Notwithstanding substantial gains made in the West over the past several decades to level the playing field and bring about greater equality between men and women, pay gaps persist, and in many countries, corporate leadership remains heavily dominated by men.

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