Malaysia’s corporate workplaces are characterised by high power distances and an inclination towards relationships. Yet, competition from global entrants, local iconic attackers and technology-backed game changers will require business leaders to focus on strategic thinking and participative decision-making. Will Malaysia’s business leaders make the most of harnessing their top talent and build globally-competitive businesses?
Traditional Japanese strengths have helped Japanese corporates attain great success in the fifty years or so after World War II. However, with their domestic market shrinking, they now need to step out into global markets to seek growth. Yet, the global world is one where different perspectives, speedy decisions and out-of-the-box innovation are essential. How should Japanese business leaders embrace diversity, take risks and empower their people?