Monday, July 26, 2010

Food For Thought / Calico Bunny

A few weeks back I was asked to prepare a guide & if possible, conduct training to share with the supervisors & line managers on how to counsel & discipline problematic employees in the workplace.

This evening when my eldest brother came to visit, he asked if my car pool problem was resolved (see my previous post, "A Chicken's Dilemma"). I told him that I had spoken to that colleague & she had also agreed to keep to our schedule from now on. I then told my brother that I shall observe her for a period of time & if there's no improvement shown, I shall proceed to arrange my own transport thereafter.

This conversation with my brother just made me realised that talking to that colleague about her tardiness problem, making her see the problem she had caused me, getting her to agree to make an effort to keep to the schedule & taking the decision to observe her over a period of time to ensure that the problem is not repeated - by doing all these, haven't I just conducted some kind of counselling/disciplinary procedure though on a personal front? Haha...I have always believed that things happen for a reason. Now I can finally see the link - perhaps the work assignment was given to indirectly help me deal with this personal problem I was facing? A very good opportunity for me to put theory into practice, isn't it?

This calico bunny has got nothing to do with what I wrote about today. I sewed this over the weekend & just wanted to show it to you....Or maybe there's a link somewhere afterall, waiting for me to discover?...:D


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