How Haier works

How Haier works

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A case study on busting bureaucracy and unleashing entrepreneurship. Learn how Haier - the largest home appliance manufacturer in the world - has reinvented itself by replacing hierarchy with a network of highly successful microenterprises.

Your benefits
  • Understand how Haier structures itself with a limited hierarchy to unleash incredible amounts of entrepreneurship from its 80,000 employees
  • Know how Haier's operational model has evolved over the last 40 years
  • Find out how internal market dynamics are supported at Haier and what the life of a Haier employee looks like
  • Bring new skills into practice for your own transformation toward a Rendanheyi-inspired organization
  • Join monthly meetups with fellow changemakers to share tips & tricks
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  • Study in your own time
  • Community support
  • 25 hours of course material


When you purchase this course, you'll instantly get access to the course 'How Haier Works'. After completing this course, you’ll have expert knowledge of Haier and its Rendanheyi model.

Learn all about the world’s #1 home appliance maker that employs 80,000 people. Find out how their once hierarchical pyramid was demolished, and replaced with a network of more than 4,000 highly autonomous microenterprises.

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  • An in-depth case study on Haier
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    Learn at your own pace with our fully on-demand course. This case study is based on years of research and includes lots of interviews with Haier staff and its former CEO Zhang Ruimin.

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    Learn from the best with our courses developed in partnership with the world's most pioneering organizations. This case study is created together with Haier's founder and its enterpreneurs. You truly have a unique level of access.

  • 1-year unlimited access to the community
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    Unlock a world of opportunity with our course. Upon purchasing, you'll gain access to our exclusive community of rebels and pioneers for one full year.

    Connect with a global network of individuals who share your passion for improving their work. From attending events to forming interest groups, participating in discussions and sharing your progress, you'll have endless opportunities to learn and grow alongside fellow changemakers.


I am impressed by the level of detail provided on such a complex organization like Haier. I have learned so much new information. I am still processing a lot of it, but I have already identified ways to apply what I have learned to my own organization.
Haier has always been a source of inspiration for me, but I never truly understood how they operate in practice. Now, I finally feel like I have a good grasp on it, although there are still some aspects that I am not entirely clear on.
Wow, I am impressed by the amount of insights you have gathered! I absolutely love it and have gained a lot of knowledge on how to effectively break down the traditional hierarchical management structure.

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