Innovation & Agility - Part 3/9: Management System - Global vs Local
July 24, 2018
IRC Global Executive Search Partners Global Conference in Shanghai saw an expert panel discussing issues pertaining to “Innovation & Agility: The New World”.
In this 3rd part of IRC’s 9-part video series on “Innovation & Agility” in partnership with Atlanta’s Georgia State University, expert panellists weigh in on global and local approaches to finding agile and innovative talent.
Hiring more locals to fill top posts at Western multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Asia doesn’t just further inclusion, it’s good business. Localising leadership requires overcoming cultural conditioning in certain Asian cultures that may, in certain circumstances, be a hindrance to upward mobility in large global organisations, but organisations that are cultivating local management in the region seldom regret it.
Millennials, together with generation X, are quickly becoming the largest working demographic globally, nearly on par with baby boomers, and in many parts of the world, already outnumbering them. Gaps in communication and suboptimal working relationships can be avoided by bridging the generations proactively.
Technology and digitalization are demanding leadership transformation. Several broadly applicable recommendations to guide forward-thinking organizations in the era of omnipresent disruption emerged during IRC Global Executive Search Partners’ C-Suite Roundtable Discussions held in Singapore, Amsterdam, and Miami in early 2018.