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Yasmin Liu Johansen

Copenhagen Lead

Are your operations in China essential for your global performance? This is true for most Danish companies in China, who also expect to increase their local staff. Competition for talents in China is intense, especially at managerial level. Majority of Chinese talents in leadership positions lack experiences of working globally. Successful transition helps local leaders become appropriately prepared for their roles in your organization, at the same time linking their efforts to company strategy and goals. After a successful transition, the leaders are capable of maximizing value creation, for the local organization as well as for the group. During the past six years, I have worked with Chinese leaders within global organizations. I have also tried to make the transition into my own leadership role. Based on research and my personal experiences, transition is one of the most challenging times for a leader, and cultural complexity prolong the transition time for a leader to become fully productive. Up to 46% of global leaders regard their transition process as a failure and disappointment. For the leader, right support can double the chance of a successful transition, and reduce transition time. I will take the responsibility to help your new leader speed up his or her transition into their new role, and provide tools to 1) assess the new situation, 2) become aware of factors that prolong transition process and 3) plan and manage the progress. Treat your new leader with a hands-on transition program. Save the time of superiors and HR partners. Minimize the cost or organizational paralysis, as new leaders struggle to get up to speed. Instead, leaders who undergoes successful transition face better chance of exceeding performance goals and enjoy higher engagement among direct reports. Getting new leaders faster up to speed will reduce costs and increase value creation for the organization. If you are interested in hearing more about the best way of being new leaders into your Chinese organization, please do not hesitate to contact me

Yasmin Liu Johansen

Yasmin Liu Johansen

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