Local enterprises strive for change and survival; Consulting firms have the edge – Hong Kong Economic Times

港企求变求存 顾问公司吃香 - 经济日报

Carl Spetzler, Chairman, CEO of Strategic Decisions Group, has been interviewed by Hong Kong Economic Times in April 2016. The interview was about the importance of quality decision at all times and some creative alternatives for local retailers in face of a poor economy in Hong Kong.

Carl mentioned that it is important for corporates to make quality decisions in both good and bad times. In good times, corporates think about long term growth and development while in bad times, they tend to focus on short-term strategy for survival.

Regarding the drop of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong, SDG suggested the retail industry to look for creative alternatives. Peter Hopper, Partner and Managing Director, SDG, who is in charge of the company’s Hong Kong operations, suggested retailers to attract consumers by enhancing their retail experience.

Carl also pointed out that Hong Kong can consider developing an industry apart from retail such as education and healthcare; education is a “clean industry which can draw investment and attract people to come and learn”.

With the growth in middle class in mainland China and their pursuit of quality live, Peter agreed it would be an opportunity for Hong Kong to develop education and healthcare and suggested retailers to “think out of the box”.

Local enterprises strive for change and survival; Consulting firms have the edge - Hong Kong Economic Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

在经济下滑时,营商前景增添未知数,企业须作出更多抉择以适应改变,以至求存。 策略管理顾问Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) 行政总裁及主席Carl Spetzler日前接受香港经济日报采访,对于现时经济滞缓,Carl表示无论经济好坏,决策对公司经营都很重要,惟好景时会着重长远的发展,经济差的首要考虑是求存,多为短期决策。 谈及香港零售业受内地游客访港热情持续低迷而受影响,SDG建议要找出具创意的替代方法(creative alternatives)。零售业在叫苦之余,不应只持保守心态,而应提升零售体验,并考虑发展零售以外的行业,积极把握内地中产崛起而带来的其他领域的机会,比如教育及医疗保健。 详细报道,请点击此处港企求变求存 顾问公司吃香 - 经济日报