Loading the content...
Navigation
Account

Customer Centricity

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

The management secrets behind one of the most profitable technology companies in the world today.

How to manage and grow a world-class high-tech company.

Provides a fascinating analysis of Huawei’s business management and its culture of ‘customers first’.

Author had unprecedented access to Huawei and the major players within it.

A timely and important book in the context of China’s increasing influence over the world economy.

BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-911498-71-1

FORMAT: 234×156 mm

Bookbinding: Hardback

Number of pages: 424


AUTHOR

Weiwei Huang is a professor of business at Renmin University of China. He has served as senior consultant to the Huaweiboard and Huawei’s founder Mr. Zhengfei Ren since 1996. He is currently Chief Management Scientist at Huawei.


REVIEWS

The book Customer Centricity is a distillation of Huawei’s philosophy of business management. It reveals that the secret to Huawei’s success lies in wholeheartedly serving customers and creating value for them. This book provides first-hand and systematic insights into Huawei’s handling of strategy and business transformation. It is a hugely valuable resource.

Peng Jianfeng, Professor of the School of Labor and Human Resources at Renmin University of China and Chairman of the Chinastone Management Consulting Group

Huawei is a world-class Chinese company that is capable of going head-to-head with the best in the global market. To compete successfully, Huawei focuses on delivering value to customers rather than just reducing costs. Huawei is also able to create value by leveraging the strengths of China. This does not only refer to cheap labour, but also to talented R&D employees who truly grasp core technologies. However, just hiring these talented people isn’t guaranteed to unlock their potential. That’s why Huawei chooses to distribute shares to its employees. The company knows how to fully motivate employees and inspire dedication. These three points are what have made Huawei what it is today.

Yang Guoan, Management Professor at the China Europe International Business School

More Info

Additional information

Physical

Physical Copy

Digital

E-book

Related Products

Quick View

The Strategic’s Analysis Cycle Toolbook

This is an authoritative and practical guide to analysing business data, to enable managers and companies to develop successful business strategies. Data has become a dominant factor in today's business environment. This book, written by a leading practitioner, provides a series of tools and methods for analysing data and contributing to the success of the company. The main aim of data analysis is turning data into actionable intelligence that will drive and determine a company's competitive advantage. However, this does not happen by magic, rather it is through the rigorous application of appropriate tools. This book sets out 19 key tools for data analysis that have been tried and tested. Applying such tools will result in solid analyses of the business environment, that will contribute to better designed strategies and the company's strength in the marketplace.

Author: Erik Elgersma 
 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£19.99 Add to basket
Quick View

The Feedback Book

Maintaining performance today is no longer simply about having an annual appraisal and telling employees “you must try harder”. Research demonstrates that regular discussions about performance and providing feedback to the people you manage is a more effective way to motivate them and keep them on track. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are 50 tips, advice and techniques to help any manager become quickly skilled at regularly discussing performance, setting goals and objectives and providing the necessary feedback to ensure individuals and teams thrive in the company. Structured into five key parts, each of the 50 concise chapters also contains a practical exercise to help the reader understand and implement the concepts and ideas of this book.

Author: Dawn Sillett
 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£9.99 Add to basket
Quick View

Brands and Rousers

How is it that some brands and companies manage to last decades, fending off crises and turbulence and continuing to prosper, while others fail? What does it take to achieve sustainable value and success? In this timely and important book, Luis Gallardo argues that executives and managers not only have to think holistically (in terms of strategy, structure and operations), but also act personally (to become “rousers”) if they are to succeed in these ever-changing times. As a manager, you have to engage and people, from top to bottom, and provide an understanding of the company’s mission and brand. As well as taking a broad, systems approach, you have to rouse (ignite and excite) the people in your organisation in order to make things happen. This balance between strategy and tactics, big picture and detail, planning and action, corporate direction and personal responsibility is the key to progress and resilience for your company in today’s turbulent times.

Author:  Luis Gallardo

 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£18.99 Add to basket
Quick View

Disruption Denial

We live in a world of constant change and disruption caused mainly by new technology. Yet, in business, there is widespread apathy, paralysis and confusion in many established companies in face of the obvious scope, scale, reach and pace of disruptive change. Why? Because Denial is the natural default response, given how executives’ brains function and how they are trained.
This important book examines why companies seem paralysed in the headlights of onrushing digital and other disruption. In analysing and understanding this tendency towards denial in companies, the author is then able to guide executives to begin seeing a new perspective to coping with the transformation challenge that faces them. Full of insightful case studies and lessons gained from the author’s work with leading companies, this is a hugely timely book when virtually all companies and executives must deal with the threat of disruptive change.
Author: David Guillebaud
 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£19.99 Add to basket
Quick View

The Human Way

In this counter-intuitive book for managers, the author argues that no one is perfect and that success as a leader is not about being perfect and always doing the right thing; it is about accepting your own humanity and adopting a number of down-to-earth attitudes and values. That’s when we achieve true (adequate) success.
Through ten commandments – starting with “Be humble – as a manager, you are also an employee” – management expert Kelly Odell provides a new perspective on how we should behave as managers in this age of differing cultures and values. How we think about people, motivation, power and relationships is the foundation for successful management. Odell argues that too much emphasis is placed on the leader setting a good example and becoming a (heroic) role model, when in fact a leader whose priority is on other people is more likely to create value for their company and succeed as a manager.
Author: Kelly Odell
 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£14.99 Add to basket
Quick View

The Cult of Service Excellence

In a quest to maintain market position and improve profits in today’s fast-paced, competitive market place, organizations need to become more and more customer driven. A customer-driven organization maintains a base of loyal customers by recognizing that customer service and product quality are fundamental to maintaining a competitive advantage. These organizations have incredibly strong, inspirational and charismatic leaders with strong culture and behavioural norms or even rules that guide everyone how to function within the organization. They think that their way is the only way!
This book explains how the environment and culture created in some of the world’s greatest customer-focused companies resembles the mindset created by a cult. It is by understanding the “anatomy” of such companies that we, too, can embark upon a journey of customer excellence within our companies.
Author: Oke Eleazu
 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£12.99 Add to basket
Quick View

Executive Function

The health of our brain, as measured through cognitive health domains such as “executive function”, is the single most important aspect of our overall health. In business, good cognitive health enables you to go beyond simply coping, to managing and leading. For a fully functioning brain enables us to operate to our highest capacity and reach optimum performance. Improved cognitive health allows us to become sharp, accurate, confident, precise, attentive, a source of wisdom and a bundle of energy. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the key cognitive health domains and how they impact your ability to operate at your best. You will understand the importance of each domain in order for you to maximize your cognitive health and be your best – or to have the best executive function.  

Author: Keiron Sparrowhawk

 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£12.99 Add to basket
Quick View

The Strategic’s Analysis Cycle: Handbook

This is an authoritative and practical guide to collecting, analysing and managing data, to enable managers and companies to develop successful business strategies. Data has become a dominant factor in today's business environment. This book, written by a leading practitioner, explains the underpinning nature of data for a company's business strategy. The book begins with data collection: getting data is no big deal; getting the right data to win in the market is. It moves on to data analysis: turning data into actionable intelligence is what drives and determines competitive advantage. And, finally, managing data: how to organise your data collection and analysis to create winning strategies. This is a definitive book about one of the most important topics in today's digital and data-driven economy. Author: Erik Elgersma 
 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£24.99 Add to basket
Quick View

Dedication

In 2012, the Chinese company Huawei Technologies overtook Ericsson to become the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, firmly establishing itself on the world business map. Today, it has over 170,000 employees worldwide and in 2014 the company generated a remarkable profit of $5.5 billion. Whilst research and development and the technology that results from it are core drivers of Huawei’s success, the company’s amazing growth is also determined by its human resource strategy. This is based on a “customer-first” attitude, the belief that obtaining opportunities is through hard work and, above all, “a dedication to do the best in anything we do”. How Huawei promotes this dedication amongst its workforce is the subject of this important book. Through original incentive systems, employee ownership and the mentality to act like a boss, Huawei has managed to create a culture of dedication that has become the bedrock of its growth today.
Author: Huang Weiwei
 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£29.99 Add to basket
Quick View

Perform to win

This book explores and demonstrates the transformative learning experiences that organizations and their leaders can derive from the arts. It is through the arts that we have always explored our humanity: through dance and music; art and sculpture; theatre and poetry. The arts allow us to explore our own selves and our relationship to others and to the world around us. This central role of the arts is commonly accepted in everyday life, but the implications of this are not typically extended to the world of business.The authors argues strongly that, to the contrary, the methodologies and approaches that are fundamental to performing artists of all kinds can provide exactly the kind of inspirational, people-centred and performance-related techniques that are missing from much of the typically mechanistic, systems-based and process-driven training and development of managers and executives. Technical proficiency and expertise are not enough to deliver an award-winning result; what enables a truly outstanding performance is the elusive but entirely recognizable element of artistry – the spark that transforms a technically good performance into something extraordinary.
Author: Mark Powell and Jonathan Gifford
 

Get the ebook:

 

Get the physical book:

£12.99 Add to basket
Back to top