【商業智慧】HKTVmall創辦人王維基：我從來不靠好多錢起家，只要公司文化好，一千人都可以打贏一萬人 HKTVmall Founder Ricky Wong shares the importance of company culture over money: a thousand people can beat ten thousand
Founder of HKTVmall, Ricky Wong, once said, "I didn't start with a lot of money, but with a good company culture, a thousand people can beat ten thousand." This statement not only reveals his secret to success but also emphasises the importance of establishing a positive corporate culture. Despite Hong Kong Television's failed application for a free TV licence in 2013, resulting in the layoff of 320 employees, Wong was still regarded as a good boss by his staff. His employees were willing to stand by him through thick and thin because he successfully built a harmonious working environment where they felt respected and trusted, fostering a united atmosphere.
Ricky Wong not only cared about his employees' compensation but also focused on creating an atmosphere conducive to employee creativity. He was hands-on in everything he did, not just sitting in an office and giving orders. He attended meetings in person, exchanged ideas with employees, encouraged them to express their own opinions, and stimulated creative thinking. He accepted employees' opinions as long as they were persuasive, regardless of their rank. If his proposed ideas were met with opposition, he would not force subordinates to comply.
Ricky Wong believes that establishing trust is the key to influence, and using power to force subordinates is not a long-term effective management strategy. Therefore, he managed with respect, honesty, and encouragement, making his employees feel valued, and thus actively contributing to the company.
In addition to his management style, Wong was willing to increase employee salaries, distribute bonuses to laid-off employees, along with thank-you letters, making them feel valued. As he won his employees' gratitude and support, further promoting a harmonious corporate culture in Hong Kong Television.
Establishing a positive corporate culture can give companies a competitive edge and make employees feel respected and recognized. Wong's successful management style provides valuable insights for other companies. A good corporate culture can drive the entire team forward, even during difficult times, fostering unity.