RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat shared his views in this week’s topic in the Business Times’ weekly column, Views from the Top.
This article was first published in The Business Times on 6 March 2017.
In the driver's seat
March 6, 2017 - 05:50
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How far do you as a corporate leader take in views from others in running your business? How do you draw from the latest and best out there?
Tan Chong Huat
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP
Views are the bases of ideas and innovation. Plurality of views engenders more options for business ideas and innovation. I am agnostic when taking in views that are constructive and instrumental in running my business profitably and sustainably.
I seek out views from key stakeholders (customers, co-workers, businessmen and my partners) by asking questions. Then I listen intently. If I don't understand, I ask more questions. My learning orientation often elicits positive responses from them. As they see how some of their views are adopted, they entrust me with more views. This would likely result in more ideas.