Why we should be re-thinking resilience

What do we mean we use the word resilience? It is one of those buzzwords that regularly headlines corporate workshops. Companies spend a lot of money teaching their staff to be more resilient and it is increasingly being taught in schools too. For HR departments, resilience training has become a popular response to well-being surveys… [Read the full article]

Women at Work

At THP, we teach everyone that, “Nothing is Impossible.” It is the very spirit of our company. But unfortunately, it still remains true that when it comes to gender equality, too many women find that there are barriers in place to their advancement. Some of these barriers are visible. A Vietnamese job advertisement may stipulate… [Read the full article]

How THP is a shared value company

The Vietnamese people have a long history of philanthropy. Its deep roots are expressed in many of our proverbs such as “Lá lành đùm lá rách”. The literal translation is “healthy leaves envelop torn ones.” And the meaning is clear: help those in need. Many successful Vietnamese companies do just that. They allocate some of… [Read the full article]

What makes an effective communicator?

Managing others is all about effective communication. One of the ironies of modern management is that people are often promoted because they are good at a particular set of tasks in their department. It is not because they are good at managing other people. Yet, as people climb up the management hierarchy, the most important… [Read the full article]

What it means to be Vietnam’s national soft drinks company

This July, the Hong Kong and London-based conglomerate Swire Pacific signed an agreement to purchase Coca-Cola’s bottling and distribution businesses in Vietnam and Cambodia for US$1.015 billion. The acquisition, which is scheduled to complete in the next six months, brought back vivid memories of Coke’s attempt to buy THP back in 2012. We were offered… [Read the full article]

Nothing is Impossible: A Real Life Story

Regular readers will know that THP’s warriors (our staff members) are infused with the “Nothing is Impossible” spirit. This mantra is one of our company’s seven core values: the one that drives us towards our ambition of becoming Asia’s leading food and beverage company. So nothing makes me happier than meeting other people who have… [Read the full article]

Using the family model to create a thriving workplace

In the late 1950’s, Pope John XXIII famously described the family as the first essential cell of human society, or as we say in Vietnamese: “gia đình là tế bào thiết yếu đầu tiên của xã hội loài người”. Our government has also adopted this phrase as one of  the main slogans for Vietnam Family… [Read the full article]