April 2, 2016

Remove, Replace & Retrain



When I presented the above in our Annual Strategic Direction & Business Plan Meeting last year, many saw but did not seem to understand as their behaviours remained the same. 

I am a firm believer that everyone should be given an opportunity to change and become better to perform and align to the organization’s focus and directions.

If you read back on all my previous blog postings, you will notice very clear communication as to my expectations for all our team members. If you are still not clear on this, please read this carefully again as I will NO longer tolerate any bad behaviours and the "I do not care attitude” or the “Its ok wanlah attitude" from anyone. You either follow, perform, produce or I will tell you to leave and wish you all the best. 

So for the most part, you would have by now noticed that I have not renewed or terminated your colleagues that have not been performing or does not meet my fundamental requirements. If you did not, then you will be next on the termination list. 

I always want to be clear with my expectations. I do not like to surprise anyone. I want you to grow with us. But I no longer tolerate any nonsense from anyone. You must perform and respond to my expectations. If not, then this is not the organization for you. 

If you are with me, you are expected to go all out. If not, then I wish you all the best. 

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Step out of your comfort zone and keep doing the right thing and you will achieve the right results. Maybe not immediately, but definitely. -Theivanai Muniandy-

Yasota said...

Being lazy not going to take you anywhere... take responsibility for your action and work towards it for success!

MY said...

This is indeed a great philosophy to live by, nevertheless what about Retain and Reward performers? :) I have always believed in being the best in what I do and if 1 day someone from my team can replace me, that would be awesome! Meaning to say, I have done something right to retain the top performers and reward them by climbing the corporate ladder.

Gracie said...

Dear boss, thank you for constantly encouraging us to be better in any way. I enjoy talking to you as it always give me the motivation that I need.

Nur Shairah Azhar said...

It is actually a very simple and clear cut communication. Anyone with 'I do not care' or 'It's not my concern' attitude will not survive here or anywhere else.

If you are hungry/care/passionate enough on doing something, the result will show.

Mohd Aizi Nasri said...

I can't agree more than this, Boss.
Thanks for the knowledge and and you have been grooming me since the first day of my employment here. I am no longer the old me and I always believe that I will be better.
Based on your previous posts; we all are expendable, need to be grateful for what we have now.

Suria said...

For any decision you make in life personal or professional, it is your responsibility to do it whole heartedly. Choices are always in your hands.
The tougher the situation is, the stronger you become..

NinaSabrina said...

I truly agree on this. In my opinion, performance expectations serve as a foundation for communicating about an employee's performance throughout the year. Besides that, it also serve as the basis for reviewing employee performance. When the company and also the employee have set clear expectations about the results that must be achieved, both of them are consider have establish a path for success.

烤焦面包人 said...

agree with you.I believe the 3C's of life: Choices .chances, changes
You must make a choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change.

Michelle Liew

ernie chen said...

To respond to Mayuran on how about rewarding and retaining performers?

The RESULTS must be achieved first. And the reward today is you are able to keep your job and build your career with us. This is the reality of retention today.

Peggie Woo said...

Right attitude and results is very important.
Thank you Mr Ernie to give us an opportunity to perform our results.
Will make sure deliver it.

Farmy Yow said...

One hell of a post! Its entirely up to you to decide what you do in life, either choose to be with the best or leave to stay with the rest.

Kenny said...

I will prefer care more, because when you care more, definitely you will know more and learn more, at the end of it you will experienced more!

Angeline said...

A right attitude and performance in work is very important for an excellent result.

Anonymous said...

Without transformation neither in our life nor works, we will remain as it was. Transformation is the key to make us move forward.

-Fadelah-

H@J@R said...

SWOT Analysis assist you to know yourself better. Know your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your career. I don't think management simply remove and replace.

Razif Mohd said...

I believe you will make a difference by doing the right things Boss.

Nazlin Ahaddin said...

- Performance is your reality, and forget about anything else- I believe on this for myself to improve. Focus on my performance.
Thanks boss for keep reminding me to become more competent and give out the performance.

- Nazlin Ahaddin-

Noorfa said...

there are people who try to look as if they are doing a good and thorough job and there is people who actually sincerely do it well. Very important what they think and what is in their mind. it will lead to success or failure.

luna yap said...

Thank you Mr.Ernie to give me opportunity to learn from you and teach me how to step out from the comfort zone so that, we can grow faster and deliver the desire result.

NurAinNordin said...

It takes more than a just good transformation if we want to perform. In order to transform, making mistakes is better than making excuses or faking excellence. Thanks boss for giving us one hell of a time for us to prove that we are good.

Rose Malia said...

It is hard to change people behavior in one day, but it is easy to create the same behaviour in one day.I have learn a lot and will learn more to improved.Thank you Boss, for the opportunity.

Ivy said...

DCBA Principe, find out your Desire, Choice to do it, Believe on it and take Action on it. I will always remember on this and practice every single day.
Thank you Mr. Ernie and this organization for give me a opportunity to growth.

Jesslyn Thong said...

Agree with that, in any workplace the first come always is PERFORMANCE & RESULTS.

Thank you Mr Ernie for giving opportunity to learn from you.

-Jesslyn-

Nurdayana Nordin said...

Every companies will have to go through this phase where every one must be competitive in order to survive. I absolutely agree on your opinion on this.

Dj Jay said...

Understood your message Boss, will work towards achieving RESULTS! - Jay

Muhiddin kamarudin said...

Very clear and direct message across. Absolutely agree on your statement Mr Ernie, surely results speaks louder than word.

Chan Kah Hoe said...

We must take full responsibility for every decision that we have made. Once we promised, DIE DIE also must achieve it!

Ng Nicole said...

We need to perform our BEST and show RESULTS or else we will get terminated in this organization.
Thank you, Mr.Ernie for giving me a good chance to perform myself in the organization. - Nicole -

Anonymous said...

thank you very much boss for giving me chances to TRANSFORM myself

**Jimi