April 27, 2016

OUR CULTURE


culture is a way of life of a group of people--the behaviours, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.

If you have noticed by now that we have a very strong culture in PORTMAN and the ATCEN Education Group. As we grew over the years, we made some mistakes by hiring the wrong people. We had to pay for it with lots of time and resources wasted. Some with selfish intentions and some that were good on paper but totally incompetent. And of course those that just did not work with the team or just did not care enough to work at all. 

Since last year when I presented the Business Transformation Plan for 2016, I have taken drastic and very focus actions to remove, replace and retrain people that can and will perform and produce results. 6 months has passed and the right foundation – The Culture needed is in place. It’s not just in place for the staff but also with the students. With the MOST important ingredient in place, we are NOW ready to grow the size of the team again with new blood that are passionate to help us move forward. 

In less than a month, you will find 10 new team members joining us in the ATCEN Education Group. All are our own students being groomed for the last 2 years to take on new challenges and roles to help grow us further. Remember that they will be your colleagues and no longer your students. You will all need to buck up and upkeep high performance, productivity and most importantly quality in everything that you do. It will be embarrassing for you if you are being corrected by your former students. They are told to do everything they need to by abiding by the rules and regulations. Integrity is No. 1. They will not tolerate anything less. I will not be tolerating anything less. We ONLY want highly competent team members with high character. Those that desire to work with a team that wants to grow the Group for the betterment of everyone and most importantly our students. 



28 comments:

Gracie said...

Proud to have our very own product to join the team, a strong culture will make a strong team. -May May-

Mohd Aizi Nasri said...

I believe that we are doing the right thing. I see the direction. Proud to be PORTMANian

Farmy Yow said...

We as lecturers need to ensure that our competency level are at its peak to be a role model to the new staff.

Nurdayana Nordin said...

I am proud to be part of PORTMAN culture as we will be the pioneer of the new culture in the education future.

NinaSabrina said...

I do agree on this.. A strong culture definitely will helps companies to attract and retain employees. By using company’s culture as an additional screen in the hiring process, it can increase the chances of the new hires to quickly find their footing and become fully integrated.





Ivy PORTMAN said...

The world is changing all the time. In order to survive, we need keep pushing ourself to move faster and learn as much as we can. if not, you either to be remove or replace but the company can always retrain new blood to adapt in the right culture.

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Pragash Mr said...

I'm honoured that Mr President have chosen me to be a part of the team. Let's grow together and educate the coming generation. And I definitely believe we can make a difference :-)

arisonhall said...

I agree. The world is getting more competitive. One must be more competent and productive in order to sustain in the workplace. The strong culture in PORTMAN serves as the screening tools to retain those staff with the same strong spirit and culture.

Anonymous said...

The right thing happens when we do things right... _Theivanai Muniandy_

luna yap said...

I believe in PORTMAN College, we have a strong culture that can bring students or staff to better behaviors and values to the organization.

Peggie Woo said...

Dear Mr Ernie,

Yes. We make it!!! I LOVE PORTMAN Culture. PORTMAN always can MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Will make sure continuously to improve ourselves and achieve the desire results.

Thank you.

Kenny said...

Right culture is the spirit of an organisation.

h@j@r said...

Can't wait for a new staff joining in :)

Anonymous said...

I am cannot agree more with your opinion. I am delighted to be part of PORTMAN's happy family.

-FADELAH-

Noorfa said...

Culture is difficult to define, but you generally know when you have found an employee who appears to fit your culture.It is powerful element that shapes your work enjoyment, relationships, and work processes. Not everyone can adapt with the certain organization culture for if they do, they will stay longer.

Suria said...

To our new team members, learn fast.. Results speaks louder than words.
To the seniors who have been around and are still here.. keep up your momentum.

MY said...

It always feels good to work with competent talent and performance driven individuals.

Nazlin Ahaddin said...

I proud to say that culture will effects my competency... i am thankful to be half of PORTMANian..
- Nazlin Ahaddin-

Rose Malia said...

I am proud to be part of PORTMAN culture and able to experience the culture here.Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Thank you for the opportunity.

Nur Shairah Azhar said...

Looking forward to work with the new team! I'm sure there is a lot to learn from them as we will always be Ancora Imparo - I'm still learning.

Angeline said...

A good working culture will build up a great organisation

Chan Kah Hoe said...

Each and everyone of us play a big role in developing a strong culture in ATCEN Education Group and I am very proud to be part of the culture. Looking forward to work closely with the new team members from PORTMAN College!

Ng Nicole said...

YES! We have a STRONG and DAMN GOOD culture in our organization. Let's us move on together in our future. - Nicole -

Muhiddin kamarudin said...

I am proud to be part of the team. Thank you for the opportunity, i believe we can grow together successfully. You can't ask the mountain to move away by just saying, but we can move the mountain with belief.

Anonymous said...

So glad the PORTMAN team are ones of us now

**Jimi

烤焦面包人 said...

culture is important, that is represent a soul and heart from the organisation.I believe PORTMAN will educate and produce business leaders to make a difference in the world

Michelle Liew