WHO SAYS: Quotes of the week from HR influencers and leaders

Immerse yourself in the wisdom shared by respected HR and business luminaries from across Southeast Asia as they offer their insightful views on the most urgent matters of the day.


“In today’s workplace, employees now experience multiple, stacked changes that lead to burn out.” – Andy Karr, vice president in the Gartner HR practice

In the recent Gartner study, Karr expressed the importance of addressing change fatigue. HR leaders should ensure change fatigue strategies are an inherent part of their change management plans.



“Supporting employees’ wellbeing is necessary for organisations to maintain high levels of engagement and productivity to deliver measurable return on investment.” – Tim Dwyer, chief executive officer, Health Solutions, Asia Pacific

When asked to comment on how organisations should treat mental health being of their employees, Dwyer emphasised that the lack of support and the stigma attached to mental health issues are key barriers to why employee mental health issues remain unresolved.



“Crises like the pandemic make it all the more critical to focus on people.” – Somruedee Chaimongkol, CEO, Banpu Public Company

The “first lady of coal” believes that a successful organisation relies heavily on it’s people. She recognises the importance of continuous learning and of riding trends, so it is a combination of digitisation, upskilling, and communication that she aims to implement for Banpu’s people.



WHO SAYS? — a curation of insights from HR leaders and business professionals across Southeast Asia — appears on Chief of Staff Asia every Wednesday at 12:30 pm.

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