10 fingers, 10 toes, that's all that used to matter.
One day, Nolan was touring the ground to check on his operators. When one of them showed him that the inventory was low, Nolan proclaimed that ensuring the supplies was sufficient was not part of his main portfolio, even though he was the only one in the company doing it.
In the not-so-distant future, when genetic engineering made it possible for parents to engineer their ideal children, Vincent Freeman, the new underclass discriminated down to science, took over the identity of Jerome Eugene Morrow.
Companies exist not to fulfill employee's dreams, but to offer customers some value. As long as we're playing the role of an employee, the only certain thing we can derive from the work is the remuneration that is stated in the contract or law. Job satisfaction is not part of the package.
Imagine having to withstand terrible singing on your way home after a tiring day at work. Worse still, this is considered acceptable in Singapore!
The other day, I was posed with this complaint:
"There was this spinning class instructor, and he is not on his bike. He is just walking around telling his learners what to do. How unprofessional!"
When a group of people come together to achieve a collective outcome, they are a team.
Do we expect them to work with identical pace? Or with common goals?
Hidden Figures is about underdogs beating the system. I find this a very good training tool about importance of managing talent based on competency and prompt skills upgrading.
One morning in late Oct 2012, I made my 8th attempt at obtaining a license that the majority of the population can obtain by the 2nd: A 3A driving license. Back in university, I had made 7 continuous attempts to pass my driving at Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC), over the span of half a [...]
One thing that I would say I have learned a lot about while I was in prison, was this thing about fairness. In a sterile environment where everyday life has been watered down into spartan, bare minimum, even 5 sweets can cost someone whatever left of his freedom behind the walls. And when life is being [...]