The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School hosted a Global Health Care Symposium in China last month that brought together thought leaders on the Johns Hopkins faculty and high-level international business executives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of delivering health care in Asia.
The symposium, sponsored by General Electric, was held March 17 at the General Electric China Technology Center in Shanghai. It featured keynote speeches from John Rice, vice chairman of General Electric and president and CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations, and Carey professor Kathleen Sutcliffe, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor who is also on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Sutcliffe’s remarks, which can be viewed here, are titled “Building a Resilient Organization” and centered on her research on how organizations manage risk, uncertainty, and crisis. One of Sutcliffe’s key points concerned the nature of productivity and how it can lead to resiliency within an organization.
“At its core, productivity is thinking about the choices we make every day,” she said. “It’s not necessarily about running faster or pushing harder, it’s about working smarter. It’s about seeing things in a more nuanced way – really seeing what is in front of us, being mindful, seeing the small details in a situation so we can contingently respond.”
The symposium also featured two panels that included executives from GE and the other symposium sponsors, Novartis and Johnson and Johnson, as well as from Chinese companies. The panelists also included Carey Vice Dean for Education Kevin Frick and Phillip Phan, who is the Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Carey.