Problem attracting and retaining top talent? Toxic work environment?Traditional business and don’t know where to start with this buzzword called CULTURE?
Come join us on the 17th of August, 4pm to 7pm as we share HOW you can address the above and create an awesome working environment! Special guest speaker Mr. Chris Tan will be speaking on work culture in one of the most traditional and oldest professions in the world.
19th May 2017: Workculture.asia’s first live event.
Workculture.asia is a community initiative brought to you by PULSE ASIA & WOBB, in association with CULTURISTIC of PKT Logistics Group. Conceptualised with an aim to curate and share knowledge and best practices to help build beautiful organisations throughout Malaysia and greater Asia.
Workculture.asia had our first LIVE event on the 19th of May 2017 at the cool new co-working space WORQ in GLO MALL. Our first knowledge sharing event saw us briefly introducing WORKCULTURE.ASIA, our objectives behind this community initiative, and sharing on what we have planned for the future. Our line-up of speakers for this event included Derek Toh from WOBB, Jwan (me!) from PULSE ASIA, Chris from HUMAN INC, and special guest Dato Michael Tio from PKT LOGISTICS GROUP.
This is something we are continuously working on and something i’ve been studying and experimenting with since my previous enterprise, the efforts in building a values based organisation. Currently in Pulse Asia we have not implemented a handbook, instead we have a values guide. A guide that talks about each of our core values, what they mean, and what behaviours are associated with each value. We make our decisions (try!) based on our core values, run activities that are in-line with these values, and also hire people who believe in our values. So here’s me trying to answer questions i frequently get asked on core values and hopefully help you to develop your organisations’ core values. Continue reading “On Values”
“Team not performing up to expectations? High staff turnover? Problem attracting talent?”
Do the above sound familiar? All the pay and rewards don’t seem to be working?
Well, there is something we can do about it, improving that one part of our organisation that separates us from our competition. Something that has seen the likes of organisations such as ZAPPOS, GOOGLE and VALVe achieve record performance, and attraction and retention of employees that have catapulted them in to stardom. Looking closer to home and away from tech world, local heroes PKT Logistics boasts employee retention rates that are nearly unheard of not just in the unsexy world of logistics but dare i say it, in Malaysia.
What do all these amazingly successful organisations share? The right culture. A culture focused on the single most important thing in any organisation, The PEOPLE.
“It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.”
For those of you who have been following my blog from the start, you’d have come across a post about GRATITUDE PRACTICE and how cultivating such a practice helped me through a rough patch in my life. For those who haven’t read it, i recommend you click on the link above and have a quick read about this scientifically proven practice. I called this post “plus” because this exercise is an add-on to the habits and practices shared in the previous post that will enhance your ability to create the right positive mindset. Continue reading “Gratitude Practice +”
This post is rather late, but as they say ‘better late than never’. As i was looking back on the year, 2015 was tough, 2016 though was a year filled with blessings and discoveries. Sure it was rough year plagued with challenges and obstacles, but looking back i chose to count my blessings instead. So 2016 was an amazing year for me, i rediscovered the soul of the team, i had the opportunity to meet alot of new friends and from which new genuine friendships were formed, i met and obtained mentorship from amazing business personalities, i learnt more about entrepreneurship in 2016 then i have in the last 10 years of being in business, i learnt about life, and most importantly i learnt about myself.
Have you ever considered a career in the tiling industry? What? Tiles?
I hear a resounding NO, and like most other graduates and younger generation hitting the employment market, the construction business (unless your dad handed the business to you!) including the tiling industry is not even on your ‘to consider’ list of choice employment. In fact, you probably never even thought there was such an industry… until you renovate your house that is, even then you’d probably leave it to the contractors.
Since my return from DMT ST6, i have been asked many times “Study tour??!!” “So you go study trip learn what?” “Study tour? you still got things to learn?” “So old de, still need to study??” “Waaa… rich ah you, go study tour, go holiday ah??”.