My interview with BRW Magazine on how to turn poisonous workplace culture into great place to work! Read more here
I am proud to run an organisation that is laden with superstar employees. The success of E-Web Marketing is down to the incredible work ethic, determination, passion, skill and responsibility of my employees. Yet finding superstars to help your organisation thrive can be a difficult process. How can you separate the cream of the crop from individuals who are just going through the motions in order to get their weekly or monthly pay packet? Fortunately, my experience has enabled me to discover a trio of great qualities that every superstar employee has and I am going to share them with you below.
They say it’s tough at the top and entrepreneurs trying to run their own company would agree! The single most important aspect of running a business is learning how to deal with people. This is something which is anathema to many team leaders who simply can’t figure out how to cope with the daily demands posed by staff. In fact, some people give up on their dream of owning a company simply because they can’t face dealing with people on a regular basis. The stress is too much and they attempt to find a way to success without daily interaction.
Yet this is not only the easy way out, it is also impossible to build a business without dealing with people. The first thing you need to do is alter your mindset and look upon people as the very core of your company’s existence rather than an impediment. I long ago figured out that the success of E-Web Marketing was predicated on surrounding myself with the best possible team. So how did we build this healthy and happy work culture that exists today? We discovered one of the best ways to handle situations where team members were underperforming.
Each year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program recognises 50 of the fastest growing organisations in the Australian technology industry. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific program, which recognises technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth in the Asia Pacific region during the past three years.
In the first part, we spoke of how flawed the use of KPI alone was. In this blog, we’ll focus on how core values can improve the working experience of your employees and in turn lead to long-term success. You need to think long and hard about the core values you want your company to become known for. Remember, you need no external justification because core values should have an essential value to those within the company. Read More »
Those who are familiar with my blog posts often hear me discuss the fundamental importance of core values. This is because core ideology is the very definition of a company’s character. Long after technological breakthroughs, fads and leaders come and go, a company’s core values will be its very essence, its legacy. Markets will change, leaders will leave, products will become obsolete but a strong set of core values is constant and enduring.
‘Promoting company culture and improving workplace morale is only something that can be done in a small business.’ This is a common refrain and one which suggests that large corporations are interested only in profit. In the world of business, it seems as if increase in profit is inversely proportional to the promotion of company culture. Small companies start off as a tight-knit group and the owners of the company does everything possible to instill a company ethos. This is done by praising and rewarding staff when necessary. The workplace is more of a family atmosphere as everyone is relaxed and feels comfortable in the presence of everyone else.
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.
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.
I sucked at school. During my school years in Hong Kong I always found myself at the bottom of the class. It wasn’t until my grandmother took me to Australia that I started embracing my entrepreneurial skills and was eventually introduced to the Internet. My journey from a young and impressionable student to Chief Empowerment Officer for E-Web Marketing was recently featured in Australia’s Largest Chinese Magazine, New Land Magazine and I would like to share with you excerpts from my story. To download the full article click here. Read More »