In the first year that OBD was set up (2013), the theme of our work was about ‘First Things First’. In 2014, we were committed to ‘Connecting The Dots’ within, with the various SMU Offices, Schools and Institutes and linking them with the regional and global university partners as well as with government and industry supporters locally and overseas.
I continue to be amazed at how hard the teams in the four offices with direct reporting line to me had to work to ‘run’ with me, and am very encouraged at how other colleagues from other offices (you know who you are) are joining us in our endeavours.
SMU receives Grant from Deloitte to Future Business Family Research
"We believe right values and strong governance, together with effective succession planning, will enable business families to preserve their wealth so that a legacy that is lasting, impactful and inspirational can be passed on to future generations".
By exploring ideas on leadership and careers in the family business context with a focus on the challenges created by family emotions and dynamics, next generation family members were able to learn from one another in a conducive environment.
The future of HR practitioners will only become more demanding as global and regional competition intensifies, and countries and companies strive to gain competitive advantage in order to stay ahead on the curve and survive.