Contrary to China’s reputation as a low-cost labor market, Chinese companies are steadily making their way up the innovation rankings. According to Chad Wan, HR manager at BBK Electronics, this skills-upgrading is largely thanks to growing investment in human development, which far exceeds the outlay on technology.
This month's selection
Based on Sensemaking, the power of the Humanities in the Age of the Algorithm, by Christian Madsbjerg (Hachette Books, March 2017), The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself by Tim Leberecht (HarperBusiness, january 2015) and an interview with Chad Wan HR manager, BBK Electronics.
Based on Option B, Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (Knopf, April 2017), “How Leaders Can Ask For Help and Keep Their Team’s Confidence”, de Stephanie Vozza (Fast Company, June 2015), “Asking for Help Reveals Strength, Not Weakness”, by Margie Warrell (Forbes, March 2015) and “5 Ways to Get better at Asking for Help”, by Wayne Baker (Harvard Business Review, December 2014) and an interview with Caryn Marooney VP, Global Communications, Facebook, (May 2017).
Based on: Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age, by Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017).