Research and Resource Papers
This publication focuses on public-sector leadership to gain insights on how to apply the Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) model in developing solutions to improve public services. The BOS was popularized by a book of the same name published in 2004 by Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne.
The research aimed to help organizations in both the public and private sectors in member countries to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies in the workforce for better profitability and productivity performance. It also gives a broad overview of the genesis of D&I in Western societies and how they are viewed within the Asia-Pacific.
This quarter’s emerging trends report looks at strategic issues gaining recent attention. Reflecting on the issues explored can help ensure that your current strategy and business model are future-ready.
This publication resulted from a year-long research project undertaken as a follow-up to a 2014 APO workshop that examined productivity courses offered in the region. After extensive assessment of those courses, methods for improvement are proposed to maximize their results.
Five emerging trends that could seriously disrupt APO member economies in the future are examined. The report covers the essentials and status of each trend, their implications, and how member countries could respond.