It is safe to say that the outbreak of COVID-19 has thrown human resources operations into disarray. Back in January as companies in Greater China were preparing to resume business after the Chinese New Year break, they were thrust into a two-pronged challenge: safeguarding employees’ health against the novel coronavirus while maintaining business continuity. And there was no playbook that they could follow. HR heads around the region have since then helped to operationalize health protection precautions and facilitate employees to work from home efficiently.
Shannon Tong, who leads sales of procurement solution Ariba at SAP Hong Kong, likes to tell stories but not any kind of story. She places listeners as protagonists in her narratives and take them on a journey illustrating how technologies can make their procurement operations run better. With almost two decades of experience in the technology field, Shannon has developed a few insights to share with us.
Be Proactive to Thrive
For Vanessa Ko, SAP’s Head of Presales in Hong Kong, female leadership is an elusive concept. Over the past 14 years at SAP, she focused on putting words into action with a proactive spin. This she believes is key attribute of good leadership. Here she shares her thoughts with us.
Help others to help yourself
During the past seven years, as SAP Concur’s territory director in Hong Kong, Hermi Chu has led her team on many engagements to help companies digitize and simplify travel and expense processes. She’s no ordinary technology executive however.