Saturday, May 3, 2008

Malaysia Today: Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng flies on economy class!

My comment on MT's posting : Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng flies on economy class!

Walk the Talk. He has done. He’s the boss. But will his team members do the same? That remains as a question.

The thing is, he needs to re-look at the whole remuneration package for the people who work for the government.

I hope he will invest his time in managing his people as without doubt, without people, nothing can move. And his teams are important to everything. Leadership without people would not work.

Practical approach would be to re-look at how people are being paid, in totality, both cash and benefits. The people who works for the government must be tied up with appropriate key performance indicators (KPIs) so that they are motivated to achieve their targeted pay/bonus etc.

We all have to face it that people are motivated by returns. After all, not many people nowadays would do work for free – read that National Service and serving the government is a National Service. There must be something in returns that he/she gets after a hard day work in the office or where that may be.

So, I hope LGE would lead the way to show that government is an attractive career prospect and must be paid among the best in the industry, or better, in the country. With the right values and behaviour, you’ll achieve wonders. People’s power is just unlimited!

Invest a little, and reap the rewards. You reap what you sow.

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