Friday Sharing w/You

Friday, September 30

2016 FSY Week 040 - Be Influencing

Hello Friday Friends & PengYiu,

Best of both world: Make Money & Love Safety

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

“No People, No Problem” Who said it? – Deadman


Quick Question

If we met, would you offer to pay for the coffee?

My mind runs on ABC – (A)Arabian Coffee, (B)Bread – Focaccia & (C)Cheese

Just treat me with ‘A” & I will be happy.

Today Sharing:

Why should you be less creative at work once in awhile?


My personal opinion is that too much creativity can make you a nuisance to your boss.

I’m not creative.

I’m just intelligent, able to judge my work and tweak existing ideas so that’s it’s just right. That’s FSY.

If you are a global machine that produces 5,000 burgers a minute, creativity on the production line is not recommended. And that often, the smart thing for a business to do is to forget new ideas and go on doing what has been doing, that’s Quality Certainty.

You can disagree with me, but these are 3 things that you don’t need to be creative for.


(F) For a start, it is right. You don’t need creativity, you need Quality Certainty.


(S)Secondly, it is also right.  To survive, companies need to change from time to time. But you don’t need creativity. What you need are people with intelligence (not smart people, smart people are lazy people. We tend to overuse the word SMART in Singapore’s context) and good judgment to work out the right variations on existing processes.


(Y)Youniquely, it is damn right.  The most nonsensical thing that ever happened in the workplace was sending people to seminar workshop to play with Lego bricks, to construct their own versions of a creative workplace.


Asking a working adult to pretend to be kids playing with colorful Lego bricks to unleash a flow of creativity? You…. Boleh(can), Bodoh (Silly) or Sotong (Humdrum)

Rewards for their ideas and creativity are dead because most companies have no use for real creativity at all. Creativity is surely not what the company is after in the first place. What companies after is to make more money and not forgetting to Love Safety. At the end of the day what organizations need is Quality Certainty not creativity.

In today’s chaotic business environment, you need to employ a mix of more senior workers who have that sort of (F)Familiarity, a bit (S)Surprise & (Y)Youniqueness to tweak your existing processes, write an elegant SOP, and bring tons of experience, knowledge, practice, judgment, skill, and intelligence. And not forgetting most older worker love to read, write and think intelligently. Creativity barely comes into it. This is not to insult to smart or creative people, rather, it is to compliment it.


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Thank for reading


With gratitude


Until We Meet Here Next Friday… Be Influencing


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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.