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I Wish Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year + 12 Months Bonus!

Date Thursday, 16 December 2010  Posted in Category Work  Tags ,   Comment No Comments »

Finally, the objective of staffing E-business CoE with 23 headcounts has been completed and the employee’s 2010 annual review is done! Hopefully don’t need to work until mid-night again. My new year’s resolution – live life balance!

Kennymy-MerryChristmasEmployee’s job objective performance and competencies scoring calibration process will be the challenging task in Jan – I believe everyone looking forward to receive greater bonus and higher increment. However, bell curve method will be used for employee performance management. Under this rule, management will forcefully by classifying an employee as outstanding or unsatisfactory. Therefore, the challenge is to classify ‘unsatisfactory’ / ‘marginal’ / ‘below expectation’ employee(s).

Another important task in Jan: the departmental objective, finance, budgeting, staffing, schedule, projects and plans for 2011. All items need to be finalized with the counter part and the employee’s job objectives need to be set in Jan.

I have an excuse- can my new year’s resolution with effective from Feb instead of Jan? Oops, Japan project deployment will kick start in Feb, can my new year’s resolution effective from March…?

Nonetheless, Christmas is just around the corner, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year + 12 months bonus! Yeah!! 🙂

Is Bachelor’s Degree a Must for the Managerial Position?

Date Friday, 16 October 2009  Posted in Category Work  Tags ,   Comment No Comments »

It is debatable! I have conducted an online survey for working professional (mostly IT techies) and result shown 55% of them agreed that bachelor’s degree is a must for the managerial position.


Survey Statistic

Let’s see what they said:

1. Agree

  • If he/she had a very strong skills which everyone recognize, there will not be needed, but at least he/she must have to go part time MBA or some related course. else, wouldn’t it be a waste for those who taken so much time to complete the course? but mostly promoted… are those bachelor in TALKING & TAIJI skills..
  • Bachelor’s degree should be a requirement for managerial position. How would he/she be respected by his subordinates, who have finished college or have even taken masters degree, if he/she is a college dropout or if he/she didn’t even bother to finish college?
  • Even though it just a paper but you need it.It not just about skills n experiences but good brain too.
  • It should… I think not only for managerial positions, but for any position that is of office-function type.
  • back in my country, some companies would even require you to have a master degree for you to get to a managerial position. but experience is always better than a degree. if you have experience, then its better than any degree out there
  • A manager must always come from a non-manager/technical/executive position, if a non-manager/technical/executive guy doesn’t have a degree, how did he/she get hire at the first place? (Analyst Programmer needed: minimum requirement: SPM/STPM, Can do Java, C#…?). That’s just a question from the people that want a manager salary but too lazy to get a degree.
  • Looking at the current market standard, I think its a must for a bachelor’s degree to acquire managerial position
  • A lot of ppl have similar experience and skills and therefore in this competitive world, yes it’s a MUST unless he is Lim Goh Tong.
  • Yeah babeh
  • In an IT enterprise company, one needs credibility for all managerial decisions. Skills is learned yes but when bad thing happens, a lack of credentials can be the cause of management mishaps. One can finish a degree while reaching for managerial position – be pragmatic.

2. Disagree

  • Experience is more priority.
  • Bachelor’s degree is just a paper. If just a theory is good than practical of the person, he/she would not be a “Good Manager”
  • why not you tell me why. is debatable
  • The most important is attitude and management skill.
  • Now we can obtain certificate with any education institution if you have the correct amount of money. Educational back ground is important but not as a measurement for a manager position. In my experience, manager can’t be created overnight or within a year but must be grom up to the level. You cant be a manager if you don’t know how to manage your time then how are you going to manage other people and their time at work.
  • Degree holder doesn’t guarantee a great manager.
  • pls consider the number of years in related work experience and the merit of the person should take the upper basis
  • Managerial position require brains not certified toilet papers.
  • Managerial skills are more on observation and attitude related and not on how many certifications that person have..
  • I think it is not a must, because this position related to communication skills, performance and working attitude. Bachelor’s degree can’t evaluate all these factor if without experiences..
  • experience, management skills, personality are more important
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree. I believe it’s nothing to do with education attainment its something to do with the work performance and have a potential skills/talent of a manager, people skills per se.
  • caliber is more important
  • degree is a plus but not a must
  • You can see those kedai runcit/SME/partnership fella has the capability to hold the position as CEO and director written in their name card. it can happen.
  • A degree says nothing on a person’s ability in management. Is PhD a must for CEO position? : )
  • Some Managers even have a Masters but can’t do the job better than a diploma holder.

My personal comment

It is true that most manager jobs required candidates with recognize degree or master/MBA preferable.

From my perspective, a manager is expected to be a lot of things. A tower of strength, a leader and innovator, a kindly uncle/aunt, a shoulder to cry on, a dynamic motivator, a stern but fair judge, a diplomat, a politician, a protector, a saviour and a top person responsible for a whole gang of people (that he/she may not like?). These soft-skill neither learn from school nor case study project but gain from years of experience in management. – “A good fighter may not be a good master, a good master may not be a good fighter.”

Once you've build a good team it gets in the habit of having you as the Manager

Once you've build a good team it gets in the habit of having you as the 'Manager'