There has been a debate for decades on transferability of Western management skills. While we agree that management knowhow is culture significant rather than universal applicable, we believe that both Chinese and Western business management can learn from each other enormously. Following Chinese economic reform and integration with the west, the fast growth of international joint ventures in China and the increasing business deals made between the West and China require Chinese managers not just understand Western business practices, but also able to learn and blend it with Chinese unique business practice in order to cope with the increasing competition from the west and operate in an international marketplace.
Live Our Dreams Middle Management Training is designed to serve this purpose, to bridge the gap between China and the west in management concepts, methods, techniques and practice, and help the management team of Chinese companies to come to the UK to gain insights from its western counterparts and learn specific skills required for successful management and also prepare for future executive-level leadership positions.
The programme aims to integrate the training programmes with workplace action. Built upon the manager’s current job profile and management situations, the programme goes beyond classroom teaching with engaging and challenging experiential learning approach to combine theoretical training with the action plan coaching and real-world problem-solving cases and projects. The participants will be encouraged to explore real work issues on their daily management roles, and develop skills to turn ideas and concepts into programme and action plan, and into day to day practice.
While programme will be customised to meet the specific business sector, job profiles and expectations of Chinese managers, the following four core competences required for successful management and leadership development will be addressed with emphasis on developing a successful personal management style.
1. Management Skills
- Personal influence and impact
- Strategic planning
- Decision making
- Change management
2. Team Building
- Goal setting and the action plan
- Handling team dynamics
- Conflict resolution
- Team motivation
- Performance management
3. Project Management
- Scope and performance measurement
- Methods, timeline and budget
- Project Metrics
- Quality control and risk management
- Progress tracking, monitoring and reporting
- Marketing concept and principles
- Market orientation vs product orientation
- Marketing strategy and techniques
- International marketing
- Marketing and social media