Friday, June 8, 2012

We are "DONKEYS"

Once upon a time a Washer man was bringing up two donkeys.

Let us say Donkey-A and Donkey-B.

Donkey-A felt it was very energetic and could do better than the other.It always tried to pull the washer man's attraction over it by taking more load and walking fast in front of him.

Innocent Donkey-B is normal, so it will walk normal, irrespective of the washer man's presence. After a period of time, Washer man started pressurizing Donkey-B to be like Donkey-A. But Donkey-B unable to walk fast, got continuous punishment from washer man. It was crying and told personally to Donkey-A "Dear friend, only we two are here, why to compete with each other....we can carry equal load at normal speed ".

That made Donkey-A all the more energetic and next day it told to washer man that it can carry more load and even it can run fast also.

Obviously happier washer man looked at Donkey-B.., his BP raised and he started kicking Donkey-B. Next day with smile, Donkey-A carried more load and started running fast. But it was breathtaking for Donkey-B and it couldn't act that way....But the washer man was frustrated, so he harassed Donkey-B terribly,finally it fell down hopelessly and the washer man abandoned it.

Then Donkey-A felt itself as a supreme and happily started carrying more load with great speed. But now the Load of the Donkey-B is also being carried by Donkey-A., and still it has to run fast. For some period it did, finally due to fatigue it got tired and started feeling the pain. But washer man expected more from Donkey-A. It also tried best, but couldn't cope up with his owners demand. The Washer man got angry with Donkey-A also and started harassing to take more load... Donkey-A was crying for long time and then tried its best... But it couldn't meet the owner's satisfaction. Finally the day came when due to frustration the washer
man abandoned Donkey-A and went for searching some other Donkeys.

Its an endless story......

The moral of the Story in Corporate and social life is......

"Think all colleagues are same and that everyone is capable.... Always Share the Load equally..... Don't ever act smart in front of your Boss and never try for getting over-credit...

Don't feel happy when your colleague is under pressure.."

It doesn't matter if u r A or B, for the Boss u shall be always DONKEY

And most importantly, Never work hard, Work Cleverly.....

Sunday, January 1, 2012

What Leaders Do

First of all......Happy New Year 2012!!!
Today I am cleaning my documents and I this photostat article which I want to share with all my readers.

Is not everyone can become a leader have a special criteria which manager do not have in general.
  • Leaders relentlessly upgrade their team,using every encounter as an oppurtunity to evaluate, coach and build self-confidence.
  • Leaders make sure people not only see the vision, they live and breathe it.
  • Leaders get into everyone's skin, exuding positive energy and optimism.
  • Leaders establish trust with candor, transparency, and credit.
  • Leaders have the courage to make unpopular decisions and gut calls.
  • Leaders probe and push with a curiosity that borders on skepticism, making sure their questions are answered with action.
  • Leaders inspire risk taking and learning by setting by example.
  • Leaders celebrate.
These 8 criteria is in the article but I do not have the author name with me. Anyway, I do agree with the criteria stated to become a good leaders.

Friday, November 4, 2011

“Think globally act locally”

This is a famous tagline for most of the company especially on the expansion into the Asia countries such as Malaysia, China or India. We have read lots of success stories of the expansion strategies but I what I want to discuss is the companies which is still fail in this respect even they have understand the important of this tag or slogan.
 
I have read an article on why there is some multinational companies still fail after aware on the important of “Think Globally , Act Locally” approach. There are 3 main issues which is discussing in the article which is people, ideas and tools.
I do agree with the writer perspective because this is the reason why companies hired consultant, local employees or local expert. These local contacts are really important as it can speed up the expansion initiative of the companies. Ideally, the multinational companies will have hard times to understand the management differences between western and eastern. Reading or attending the culture awareness or culture management course is just a form of preparation and this does not guarantee in the understanding of the way of working in the Asia countries.
The second failure is ideas because of the cultural mindsets. Western and Eastern do have lots of different mindsets because we have brought up in a different way. Mindsets are totally different from person to person and this is the important factor to determine the failure or success of the company.
The third failure is tools. What does this statement means?  Initially, the tools here is focus on what is the tools have been applied. Assumption that all the tools of method are same is a big NO NO!!! Studies need to be done to ensure the right tools can be implemented.
ARE YOU READY ???

Is retrenchment strategy the fastest way to reduce expense?

Actually it have been a while I never update “Buyer Diary”.
Recently, I have been thinking why some company will agree to take retrenchment strategy to reduce expense. I believe most of us still remember that early 2009 many MNC have using the retrenchment strategy as a temporarily solution to reduce expense due to economic crisis.
When we talk about retrenchment, I believe the first thing come to our mind is retrenching the employees. Actually to reduce expense, the retrenchment strategy can involve withdrawing from certain products or service in order to make a beneficial turnaround. Besides that, back to focus on the company core competencies is one of retrenchment strategy as well.

Honestly, I believe we will have a tough beginning of 2012. There is lots of analysis stated that we will have a soft market in the beginning of the year 2012. We can start feeling the pressure of soft market due to the recent Euro Crisis and US Debt Crisis. Theoretically, these crisis have a huge impact to the world crisis because “The World is Flat”

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Communication


What is communication? Communication is defined as a process by which we assign and convey meaning in an attempt to create shared understanding. Effective communication is the powerful tools in determine the successful of an organization.


I really feel that my division has a communication breakdown symptom where proper information not channels effective. When some of the facts not channel correctly, misunderstanding will arise and this indirectly affect the morale and motivation of the entire teams.

This scenario is what currently happens in my division as I am the one who always feel unsecure with the lack of information and planning. The re-organization which is schedule will effective on this coming August just meaningless for me.

My current motto is “When you have tried to change the environment but still do not see any progress, just change your mindset”.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Life ain't that serious!

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from my friend. I just wonder how many people really achieve life-balanced......

Honestly, I think I not really apply lifebalanced concept because I alwalys think that I should work harder if I want to achieve better life.
Below article is written by Chetan Bhagat :

Don't just have career or academic goals.Set goals to give you a balanced,successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationship, mental peace are all in good order. There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if back hurts. Shoppping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.

Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your month. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same is with life where health and relationship are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will strat to die.

One thing about nurturing the spark-don't take life seriously, Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?

It's ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, Enjoy with your friends, fall in love, little fights with your loved Ones. We are people, not programmed devices.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

China no longer a cheap production. What you think?

China is known to low-cost production base due to cheap production cost compare to country like Malaysia. Recently, China no longer a cheap production base due to the monthly wages have increase tremendously from 30% - 40% within 5 years.


Many of us think that, since China starts from a very low base the increment of 30% - 40% do not consider expensive. Besides that, China is investing in his labor forces where to become productive liked most of western countries of their workers in less than 10 years.

Another concern on low cost-production is the quality of production. As all of us know, most of its bulk production of goods has a poor quality but it remains cheap. One of the problems facing on China is that manufacturers continue to engage in a practice which someone calls "quality fades." This is the deliberate and secret habit of widening profit margins through a reduction in the quality of materials.

It depends on how you judge whether China is still a low-cost production based or countries such as Vietnam, Mexico or India will be consider the low base in the next 5 years.