April 5, 2020

Living & Working in the New Normal.

We are now all living and working in the new normal. This is the new normal. The new normal will see us shifting to this new paradigm. We have to adapt and be agile to deal with anything that is thrown at us in the most unexpected manner. We have to deal with it survive, sustain and ultimately thrive with this new normal. As I have mentioned to all the 3Ms moving forward. We have to have a new mindset to think and believe that anything is possible. Whatever can happen has happened and will continue to do so. We have to have a new business model to deal with the current MCO and post MCO. We can no longer expect things to go back to what it used to be. It just will not. Lastly, we will need to have a new method of doing business. Our ways must be digitalised, automated with more of our business operations being online. We must leverage on digital technology. 

Team, please take note that as your boss and leader of the organisation, I will have to continue to make tough decisions based on organisation first, team second and individual last. Now is the time for us to really do something extraordinary and get out of our comfort zone. Change or be changed. Move forward or be left behind for good. This is the year that will redefine businesses as the business is never again what it used to be. Stay positive, stay focus and we will still do well for as long as we just don't give up.

#askernie #ErnieChenMotivation #TheErnieChenShow


Andrew Yau said...

Surely and well said.

This is the wash card year as we have been saying many times, it changed the normal way of doing business. It gives the starting point to everyone.

Whoever that can stand strong this round and move a big step, will be the king of the game.

Let's move forward with innovative minds and be adaptable. We will be even brighter after this.

- Andrew Ykl -

Ginny said...

We are all in the critical period, we must be flexible to adapt and get into the new normal. We can't remain in what we used to be, or else we will suffer and die.

Be extraordinary to do more! If we can overcome this, we will be very strong. Nothing can beat us and kill us anymore.

Anonymous said...

Setuju! Kita sekarang dalam keadaan yang kritikal. Keadaan yang berubah-ubah. Perancangan baru perlu dilakukan oleh semua. Bisnes perlu diteruskan walau bagaimana keadaan tetapi ia bergantung kepada situasi. 


Pragash Ari Ragavan said...

It is a challenging time indeed for all business organizations. The commitment and undivided support from the team will be the key for the organization to sustain in this difficult period and grow post-crisis period. Let us explore all feasible and viable possibilities to yield different stream of revenue for the organization. Let us be critical and creative in our approach. Transition of business model is definitely required to face the current challenge. These transitions require full support from all team members. Let us synergize our efforts for the benefits of all.

Vicky Yew said...

Nothing comes easy and even now we are having tough time. But I believe it is an oppurtunity for us to know is the time for us to really do something extraordinary and get out of our comfort zone.

Work Together.


Aizatjohan said...

Saya setuju dengan apa yang Mr Ernie cakap ni.

- Aizat

Joseph said...

Agreed, the market are now suffer cause they are forced to adapt to things they are far from ready.

We should always be far sighted be prepared for any situation that would happen.

Gym Chan said...

I am very glad that I experienced this at a very young age. The world crisis. Most importantly I never make a wrong decision to stay with this organisation.

This organisation, the leader, the boss the people are very helpful even we are all in suffer in many ways due to the MCO & the covid19 virus.

All businesses are struggling and making tough decisions. My organisation is encouraging and motivating their people to work together to face this difficulties.

Teaching us with 3 new M to overcome the challenge. 1 Serious Case like this can see the true face of the organisation. And yes, i saw it. I am so glad to being with this organisation to have a chance to see all these things happen, it allows me to improve myself to the next level on how we can do better with the new 3Ms, we cannot go back to what it used to be.

You either move with it or complain & blame, we cannot have 100% understand because the world need some balance.

If you choose to stay back and do what's comfortable to you. I wish you all the best.

Lastly i really thank you to my leader and my organisation taught me so many things and still protecting us even in this crisis.

Together, let us win the war!

Luna Yap said...

As long we didn't give up and adapt the new system, we will be fine. Now important things we need to help the organisation extraordinary for the MCO period. Nothing can stop us as long we willing to do it.

Pohyi said...

Clearly understood that always Organisation comes first, team second and individual last.

If we want to sustain our live and ensure everyone has a job, we need to ensure organisation is survive.

It's a critical period but there is also opportunity for us to change our business model to digital and emphasize on technology. It's matter of perspective

Dayang Almahera Ishak said...

Indeed, Mr. Ernie. We only need to bear one thing in our mind. We are not the only one that is struggling right now but the whole world. As long as we know we are not alone we can face this hardship together. Learning and adapting into new things will give us nothing but success. If you can face it now, you can face it then.

Mandy Siow said...

Well said Mr. Ernie.

Now is the critical time for everyone to survive. We must always have plan B to keep going and survive during this time.

Hemalatha Jayakumar said...

Agreed. Nothing changes if nothing changes !


JL Lai said...

There will be time where we must learn how to change. Change is never easy but it is necessary. This is the time for us to change or be changed, your choice.

I have decided to change and adapt to it. Cause I believe this is gonna be a great story to share with others and I am very glad that I am able to witness this transformation. Not for me alone but the whole world.

- JL

rosmalia said...

The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for us to tell our stories and paint the pictures that we want. Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.

Words can neither qualify nor quantify how helpful your guidance and advice has been.

Thank you for your vision, your extraordinary ability and leadership to guide us at all times.

- Rosmalia-

Anonymous said...

Let's hope we all come out of this on the good end and continue giving our best in terms of effort and productivity. Let's adopt and achieve, as the saying goes "When the going gets tough, the tough get going".

- Malathy Muniandy -

Unknown said...

We need to be looking for positivity even in this tough time. I mean not only us even the world did not expect that 2020 will be this challenging. There is always a full stop for everything in our life, it may seem hard to survive now but just refocus to fit into the reality.

Again, teamwork wins everything! Help and support each other to avoid the feeling of falling apart. We are in the middle now and lets work to cross the final line.

-Thinessha Balan-

Peggie Woo said...

Thank you, Mr. Ernie. Not every boss dare to make tough decision to benefit both parties in this situation.

Thank you to voice out the pain as SMEs. We have to adapt and live with the new normal environment to continue to survive.

Whoever can survive and stay strong in this tough situation, we will grow together as long as we do not give up.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Ernie.

Be strong now because things will get better, it might be stormy now, but it cannot be rainy forever. No matter how hard times may get, always hold your head up and be strong as the struggle you are in today is developing the strength that you need for tomorrow. lets do it together!


Anonymous said...

It is true Mr. Ernie..

Me myself able to feel how tough it is and how hard to face all the uncertainties. Less or more, its still affect the emotion and lead to the physical kind of spirit. But somehow, by stay positive within the positive environment will make me and us strong and stronger. Hopes that everything will be fine and back to normal. So that, all of us can back together again to pursue the company's goal better.

Said by,
Richard Rut

Nivashini.S said...

Hi Mr.Ernie. Hope you are doing good.

Well said. Confidence is nothing more than believing in yourself, and believing in yourself is about doing the things you once didn't believe you could do.

Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside, is what will manifest on the outside.

Thank you and have a nice day ahead. #staysafe #stayhealthy


Cheryl lim said...

This is a very tough year where a lot of people will suffer especially the Bosses.

We must start to function in the new normal way of doing things but not waiting for others to help us

So glad that I can experience this tough time at my young age.
Let's move forward together with our 3Ms! New business model, new mindset & new method

Anonymous said...

Agreed Mr Ernie,

We need to adapt to the new normal life and start preparing for plan B until Z. In this critical period, we need to stay strong and keep moving forward.


Anonymous said...

In this current situation, we, first, must accept the reality because every single person in this world are affected by it. Then, learn to move forward and stay positive in order to grow and survive.

-Aina Izzati Jamalul-lail-

Maria said...

Indeed Sifu Ernie..totally agreed..we must stay strong and never ever give up..may all of us granted with ease during this difficult time��

vivianfoong1998@gmail.com said...

We really need to adapt new normal working style and survive during this critical period.

No matther how critical, as a team we need to work together to do something extraordinary to help organisation! Always stay positive so we can go far together.

Thank you Mr. Ernie for sharing.


Khairul said...

I agreed with Mr Ernie,I will do my level best to meet my target.. I will take the challenges to make sure this company sustained..Im sure all can be done if we on the right track and working as a team.Good luck to all especially my lovely Bos.. Mr Ernie..

Alan.Yong said...

Tough time requires tough decisions and extraordinary effort to be made. Teamwork and communication become extremely important in this difficult time!

Stay positive and move forward to strive for the better future.


Rangjini said...

This a very tough moment. Many of them have lost their jobs. Now is the moment that we should give more effort and time to overcome or come through this choppy journey. We cannot be choosy or be calculative. Every hard work and effort will be paid one day and that will be very soon we all stay together and work together.

Ivy Loh said...

Talk is cheap, Action is good, Result build trust.

This is the new Normal and just have to work together and generate result.

Sammi said...

For this time around, people are force to use technology, literally EVERYTHING!
People just cannot reject and accept that fact given for this period. Just like what Mr. Ernie said, move forward or left behind. That's it!

Thank you Mr. Ernie for sharing.


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Dalam apa jua keadaan yang getir, percayalah hanya kita yang mampu mengawal dan mengubah nasib sendiri...

Noorfa said...

Noted boss. Everyone should stay safe, stay positive and focus during this crisis. Hopefully, all will go back normal faster.