Friday Sharing w/You

Friday, April 1

2016 FSY Week 014 - Awesome

Hello Friday Friends/PengYiu,

As always, please join me in advocating:

Make Money & Love Safety

赚钱第一; 安全在我心! & 明天一定会更好!加油哦

Jana Wang, Cinta Keselamatan

 

Quick Quotable

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. ~ Buddha

 

Quick Question

Do you agree that confidence is arrogance?

 

Today Sharing:

The Straits Time published an article on OBS set to be rugged new melting pot

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/obs-set-to-be-rugged-new-melting-pot

My ex-company is the first MNC (FMC Technologies) to send adults for the 5 days OBS team bonding. For many years, we sent one or two batches of participants selected from all the Asia Pacific/Middle East regional business units (I think we stop at batch 14) until someone who took over the training and told me that there is no ROI and she cancelled it. That’s sad.

Interestingly she asked me what is the objectives I told her I have 3 – “FUN” for

Fun

Unite

Newness

The intangible ROI is so huge that we can’t measure it with tangible ROI. To me, the intangible ROI is:

  • When we Make Money; Love safety, we have zero lost work days for many years
  • When there is no infighting between managers, we have Quality Work; Quality Life.
  • When we have Quality Certainty, the monthly shipment is 95% on each line items,

Who say there is no ROI… !!! 

Many people forget that fun and joy is the new productivity (Boh-Ta-Boh Ti). By the way, I dislike measuring productivity because in business reality it’s useless, that why I coined it “Boh-Ta-Boh Ti” (messy).

Interestingly, we didn’t customise the 5 days programme, we went along with the student programme. At the end of each day, we included a session of our own debriefing. The participants needed to link it back to the company Vision, Mission, Value and very importantly the Quality policy and principles.

OBS should not be merely targeting students. They should explore the adults demographic, which is a very big market. I do understand why the adult market didn’t pick up; it is because of the 5 days. Companies wanted to do it 3 days, even cut to 2 days, but any shorter version of a strong team bonding building programme will not capture the 3 objectives of FUN.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/obs-set-to-be-rugged-new-melting-pot

With gratitude

Until Next Friday… Be Awesome

Acknowledgements

My FSY’s sharing is unscientifically and some are contributed by wife & children, friends, acquaintances. I write and share things that matter to me. I understand that everyone have their own opinions, views, & thoughts. There are no right or wrong answers. Nothing is true or untrue, most facts and data can be twisted to your favour.

To the authors, contributors and original sources, my thanks and where appropriate my apologies if I forget to quote your names.  If I took a page from your generous sharing and tweaked it into something else, something I hope will spread and the whole purpose is for sharing and sharing is caring.