"" Welcome to my thoughts: March 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Star company

Organization wants to hire the best and brilliant talents. Companies often approach most elite education institutions to seek such a talents. In fact, some of these organizations struggle to retain brightest employees, building cohesive team and increase competitive advantage. Why companies unable to meet intended goals by bringing brainiest people? When we looked at Enron, a company that vowed to attract the brainiest and most high-powered people in its field, and who promised that spending a few years there would give them the skills and mindset they needed to do whatever they wanted with the rest of their lives, and we know how that turned out.

If a system is not strategize well and fully integrate with supporting operational functions, no company would succeed in ever changing world. There is a difference between attracting brainiest talents and building a brilliant system. The most successful organizations are the one where the system is the star.

To build such a system, Initiations should come from the top most people, especially owners and the most senior management team. Companies must utilize and tap every single talents, and technologies which may help to gain competitive advantage. Embracing to technology smoothen the operations and produces good results. Furthermore, cultural influences are another factor that needs to be addressed to build such a system.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women’s Day

When we celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, I wonder whether we have achieved anything in protecting the rights of women. It is common belief in our society that fighting for rights of women is western sponsored anti-Islamic ideology. In my opinion everyone must get equal chance to make living, education and participation in politics. No society will be developed if they had neglected the rights of women. Research shows that number of women hold white color job is dramatically increasing year after year. Since women are 50% of our society, why shouldn’t we engage them to boost our economy?

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank encourage developing countries to use export-led growth to expand their economies. Such globalized economies require a labor force of a size that must include women. In many cases, cultural barriers, especially in the relationship between women and men within households and communities, impede increased economic participation, or undermine the quality of that participation. For example, even women who do work face differential treatment such as wage gaps and segregation into traditionally female industries. Women have historically borne the burden of non-monetized labor, such as child care and domestic work.

While significant advances have been made in advancing women’s political participation in recent years, women are still under-represented in governance structure and people’s Majlis (legislation assembly). In any given participating State, women’s political participation usually depends both on broad social, economic and cultural factors, and on the electoral and political systems, particularly the rules governing political parties.