This case describes the career development of Heather Xiaojun WANG, GE’s HR Director for Asia Pacific and Greater China. In 1994, Heather, whose background included the military and state-owned enterprises, joined GE in China as an HR professional. In 1996, she was awarded the opportunity of a work rotation in the US. While there, she overcame many difficulties and helped facilitate a turning point for the company. Later, she chose to do integration work at GE Financial Group, which was regarded as the most difficult company to manage, and she was quite successful. In 2002, Heather accepted the even greater challenge of returning to China as the director of human resources. In 2004, she won the GE “Hero of Growth” Award; she was the only winner from Asia as well as from the human resources profession. In 2005, she was promoted to HR Director in Asia Pacific and Greater China. This case is suitable for leadership or career development courses for MBA or EMBA students.
本案例讲述了GE亚太区兼中国区人力资源总监王晓军职业发展的故事。1994年，当过军人并有国企背景的王晓军在中国加入GE，从事人力资源工作。1996年，她获得去美国的轮岗机会。刚到美国时王晓军遇到了重重困难，但在她不懈努力下，在逆境中有了转机。后来，她甚至选择了在最棘手的GE金融集团做整合工作，使公司实现了“逆转”。2002年，王晓军接受了一个更大的挑战，到中国担任人力资源总监。2004年，晓军拿到了GE“成长英雄”奖（Hero of Growth），这个奖每年评选出十位全球对公司业务增长有突出贡献的员工,她是当年唯一的一个亚洲人，而且是唯一一个来自人力资源部门的。2005年，她被提升到亚太区人力资源总监。本案例适合MBA或EMBA的领导力和职业发展课程。