A 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.