Author Archives : Chee Tung

Learning-culture

Build A Company Culture Of Learning With This Critical Ingredient


This post was first published in Forbes on 15 Jan 2017. Why should leaders build a company culture that learns? Partly, to compete fiercely and partly just to survive. With the average lifespan of an average S&P 500 company falling from 67 years to just 15 years today, the marketplace is much more unforgiving towards companies that take too long to…

Grab These 5 HR Opportunities in 2017


This article was first published in Forbes on 12 Dec 2016, and has been adapted for this blog. You can view the original here.  Change is afoot in the Asian workplace. Change with seismic impact. I attended seven different human resources (HR) related events last November as a speaker, panelist, event partner, and delegate. Overall, there was some apprehension for economic headwinds coming…

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How Happy Elves Saved Christmas This Year


“The workshop was in crisis in 2015. None of us felt like working” Carol Singalot shared this revealing truth with us. She’s the Head of Production at Santa’s Workshop Inc., and witnessed the meltdown in elves’ engagement and productivity last year. Bloomberg and other major news outlets reported on the effect: retail sales closed at their weakest last Christmas since…

OCBC People Analytics

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Setting Up People Analytics at OCBC Bank


This post was first published in Forbes on 16 Oct 2016. Is it possible to predict if your team’s best performer is going to leave you in six months? Or if that unassuming interview candidate is going to be your “rockstar” trader within the year? In a few companies in Asia, you can. Welcome to the world of people analytics.…

Bankrupt Leadership

3 Surefire Ways to Bankrupt Your Leadership


This post was originally published in Forbes on 29 Sep 2016. Leaders, face it. We’ve all been there. “You’re not a perfect fit, but we need warm bodies in this role urgently…” “I won’t fire you since you’ve been with us for 25 years…” “I’ll close an eye to massive attrition in your team, since you’re bringing in the numbers…”…

Riveting Stuff I Learnt at Bloomberg on HR Innovation


Last updated: 29 Sep 2016 This week, I had the privilege of being a panelist at the latest round of the Bloomberg Thought Leadership Series on HR Innovation. Despite being neck-deep in the space, I felt very humbled by the experience and expertise in the audience. The hosts and my fellow panelists were all extremely knowledgeable and willing to share…

3 Must-Read Lessons from the Legacy of Google’s HR Chief


Last updated: 5 Aug 2016 What lessons from Google can we learn from the insane number of people experiments run there? Download 50 best quotes from Work Rules  What do we know about working at Google? They became famous for free lunches, dry cleaning, bringing pets to work, the Googleplex, casual everydays. For those who’ve never been into Google, it…

The Counter-Intuitive Guide to Employee Motivation


Last updated 28 Jul 2016 Mountains of research have been thrown at the problem of employee motivation, and specifically, how it’s affected by pay. Why haven’t we fixed this yet? Download this as a PDF If I gave you $50 to read to the end of this post, would you do it? Putting aside your scepticism about if and how I’d…

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Human Analytics and the Future of Work


[This post was originally published in the Straits Times on 27 Jul 2016. It has been edited for use on this blog.] The rise of big data and predictive analytics in human capital management has opened the floodgates to tools and processes to add scientific rigour to people management, transforming human resource practice Download our eBook on The Age of…