Though employees have the ability and skill sets necessary to carry out directives, their work needs guidance. Coordination and integration starts at the executive level and carries down to the workers at the front line of the company.
But many more would say that our stupendous accumulated surpluses arise more by accident than design — a combination of the chronic unpredictability of revenues from land sales, paranoid reluctance to subject ambitious spending plans to a filibusterous Legislative Council, and simple self-protective caution.
Economic growth is predicted to run close to 3. We have no net debt, and the government is flush with funds. Her legacy may rest on how cleverly she uses these accumulated windfalls. The danger is that she will squander them. Across in Macau, the administration awash with gambling revenues has taken an easy populist route that provides an excellent template for squandering the windfalls.
Here in Hong Kong, John Tsang was under constant pressure to follow Macau in handing out goody-bags to pacify a hard-pressed and increasingly truculent electorate.
But after that, until he stepped down at the end ofhe restrained himself to annual rates rebates and a smattering of other ad hoc measures. It would have solved no problems, and brought no political peace. This ambitious commitment leaves her with a lot of latitude.
Should she tweak the tax system, with profits taxes being cut in half to 8. The case is strong for such investment now, if only to finish speedily our large existing projects — the High Speed rail link to the mainland, the bridge to Zhuhai and Macau, and the Sha Tin-Central MTR link.
But most of the costs of these projects have already been borne, so what next? What about transport electrification, for example? What about significant provisioning for the ambitious integration of Hong Kong with the Greater Bay Area?
Investment in a more equal and age-friendly infrastructure for our community must be a priority. We need a well-funded revolution in how we provision for a society that ensures our older population stay well, and intensively engaged.
All future housing developments should include community wellness clinics, which should be spawned in every Hong Kong community. All new homes should be designed to enable older people to stay at home until deep old age.
Such provisions should be at the core of the massive house-building plan that has already seen 24, new homes built in the past year. In light of a fast-approaching future jobs crisis, significant billions should be reserved for radical change in the education sector — not just in curriculum change to build digital literacy, and better kit for our kids in schools, but in new investment in mid-life learning programmes, and a transformation in the way we deliver vocational training.
Funding for companies to drive extensive in-company career training would be a valuable complement. Space does not for now allow me to explore other out of the box options that going forward could distinguish Hong Kong from other economies, and greatly enhance our dynamism and competitiveness.
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As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from vetconnexx.com vetconnexx.com: News analysis, commentary, and research for business technology professionals.
Acquisition Integration: A Simple Plan for a Complex Task Steve Cadigan shares his experiences with acquisition integration and consequent lessons learned. By Steve Cadigan Founder, Cadigan Talent.
Tim is Global Vice President, Amazon Logistics, responsible for transportation and delivery operations worldwide. Tim joined Amazon in , and has held several key senior leadership roles including Director of North American Operations, Director of Operations for Emerging Regions, and Vice President of Operations, Europe.
Strategy to Plan covers those processes associated with setting an technical integration but without the right incentives in place to ensure staff and management behaviour in a manner Integrated Business Planning is about: • Focus – plan the drivers of revenue.