Author Archives : Chee Tung

Three Leadership Roles That Technology Can’t Replace


[This post was originally published in Forbes on 9 Jun 2017] There is a “neomania” — or a fascination with the new — gripping our world. While self-driving cars roam our streets right here in Singapore, ominous headlines warn about the looming obsolescence of labour and management. In a world where stores know that you are pregnant without asking, an algorithm…

2017 Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement

2017 Ultimate Guide to Employee Engagement


Do you know that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. between US$450 billion to US$550 billion each year in lost productivity? According to a Gallup report, they are more likely to steal from their companies, negatively influence their coworkers, miss workdays, and drive customers away. It all comes down to the lack of employee engagement.  Organisations with an average of…

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…

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…