Talent Development Tip For China: Throw Them In The Deep End!

As the Chinese saying goes, “it takes a decade to grow trees, but a century to groom talent .” Unfortunately, given the Chinese economy’s constant changes and fast-paced development, companies cannot wait that long .

The situation is especially dire for foreign enterprises that design training programs from their far-away headquarters . They try a wide variety of methods to develop their top talent, such as sending high-performing junior managers to world-renowned business schools for systematic education, or inviting top-tier professors to organize various seminars. However, they have it all wrong.