In a workplace where potential mergers have danced on the horizon for years, Lui’s efforts to ensure 50,000+ employees remain focused and engaged in their jobs is vital, especially with TWC poised to soon become part of Charter Communications. “When I see the recent news coverage about technology companies that have not been attentive to diversity, I’m proud to be in a tech company that is out in front, realizing the benefits of a diverse workforce,” he says.
How do you define success?
Success is accomplishing goals that have a positive impact on people and organizations. Success is when team building and setting a corporate culture marked by hardwork, integrity and inclusiveness results in strengthening the bottom line so that the organization and the professionals vested in it are stronger and better prepared for the future. Whether it is meeting financial objectives, introducing innovative products and services that add value to people’s lives or providing guidance and inspiration to professionals to assist them in becoming better leaders, success is garnered through the empowerment of employees, customers and community in equal measure.
How can cable better support diversity?
Collectively, we should continue to make it a priority 52 weeks a year. To this end, it is critical that we manage, monitor and measure our efforts, while holding ourselves accountable. Increased industry support of diversity and inclusion initiatives will ensure that a robust pipeline of multi-ethnic professionals is maintained and available for all those that value increased innovation and a healthy bottom line.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
The emergence of OTT, TV Everywhere and other alternatives have been prominently featured in the news cycle. As this story continues to develop it will be essential to monitor how this sea-change impacts content, distribution, ad sales and the careers of professionals in our business. For NAMIC, it will be critical to stay abreast of this shift and explore ways to adapt.