Gary Ng

Category Archives: Business

Can Flexibility Guarantee Productivity?

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Organisations with a high staff turnover need to take a long, hard look at how they operate. If you read my blog regularly, you will know that I am a major advocate of introducing fun, happiness and positivity to the workplace. Companies that don’t offer flexibility to their employees will quickly lose staff as the modern team member wants to contribute to the business but also seek freedom and flexibility in their work arrangements.

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Bedside table to multimillionaire

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When I clocked out of my day job and decided to start my own business, I was surviving off instant noodles and spam sandwiches from my bedroom ‘office’. The rise of the internet has enabled the world to run a business outside of the traditional office environment, as a result of this new digital age, I too decided to embrace the opportunities in front of me when I first started E-Web Marketing. To get started I’d put up posters about my business around universities and bus stops and during this start-up phase, majority of my business enquiries would occur around 3-5am in the morning. Looking back, those early morning wake up calls were well worth it.

My story was recently featured on Ninemsn, to read the full article click here.

Gary Ng and E-Web Marketing Featured on BBC as a Young Australian Businessman

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Stepping into the business industry, I found that the Australian business community were very quick to accept me. This week I was featured in BBC’s “Generation Asia” broadcast, a documentary exploring how Asian Australians felt about their heritage and their country. I shared with BBC Reporter, Duncan Kennedy, my experiences with living in Australia and being in the business industry. It is evident that Asian Australians are increasingly making their mark in the business and commerce arena and assimilation is no longer a difficult issue for young Asian Australians. To read the article and watch the video click here.

Being Flat Can Save You From Flatlining

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The world’s leading expert on business strategy, Gary Hamel, has talked about how important it is for businesses to be reinventing the bureaucratic structures and procedures of management in their organisation. Traditional management principles have worked well for companies that value production efficiency but not so well for those that focus on constant innovation and employee engagement. The following is an except about how E-Web Marketing radically changed their company structure, the full article can be found here. Read More »

Empower your team to think like business owners

At the end of last year, I talked to our team about shifting our mindset from being a team of online marketers to become a team of Intrapreneurs. Recently the Australian Financial Review published a story about this change.

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One of the main reason we decided to make this shift is because we wanted to create a team of business minded problem solvers, as opposed to people who are boxed in the scope of their job titles. Read More »

Being the Best Pays Dividends for Employers

This post first appeared on BRW Australia.

No.4 ranked Best Place to Work E-Web Marketing’s chief executive Gary Ng used to spend up to $12,000 per new hire on headhunters and referral bonuses, but in the last two years he claims that’s been almost entirely eliminated.

“Word has gotten out about our positive workplace culture. We now find ourselves inundated with hundreds of high calibre job-seekers approaching us directly,” Ng says. Read More »

How to Create a Culture of Lateral Thinkers – Part 2

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Please click here for Part 1 of this blog post before reading on.

Is it harder for people to operate without managers to watch over their shoulders, giving directions and expecting reports? In many ways, yes. It’s easier to have someone tell you what to do. It’s easier to know exactly what’s expected of you. And it’s definitely easier to not have to take risks, or come up with new ideas, or have someone to turn to to fix it when everything suddenly goes wrong. Read More »