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Posts Tagged ‘Interview’

Academic Interview: Sattar Bawany

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SattarBack in 2016, the Performance Magazine editorial team interviewed Sattar Bawany, Adjunct Professor at the Curtin Graduate School of Business, and CEO and C-Suite Master Executive Coach at the Centre for Executive Education – CEE Global, Singapore, for the “Performance Management in 2015: ASEAN Special Edition” report. His thoughts and views on Performance Management are detailed below.
Many companies are investing heavily in tech and forget that it is only an enabler and that they should invest in their people, first and foremost.

Practitioner Interview: Chua E Long

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chuaelong-headerBack in 2016, the Performance Magazine editorial team interviewed Chua E Long, Senior Vice President/Head of Transformation, Strategy & Transformation at AXA, Malaysia, for the Performance Management in 2015: ASEAN Special Edition report. His thoughts and views on Performance Management are detailed below.

In the end, we must recognize that the guiding principle of performance management is not to punish the weak or non-performers, but to allow everyone to perform at their very best.

Consultant Interview: Sam Plummer

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Back in 2016, the Performance Magazine editorial team interviewed Sam Plummer, Public Administrative Reform Consultant to The Ministry of Civil Service/Council for Administrative Reform, Cambodia, for the “Performance Management in 2015: ASEAN Special Edition” report. His thoughts and views on Performance Management are detailed below.

There’s an increasing recognition that an organization’s worth lies not in their plan or systems, but in their human resources.

Employee of the Month: Silvana Badita, Research Analyst

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Join us in our journey to interview some of the most extraordinary individuals that continue to make The KPI Institute a role-model for others to follow. In today’s edition, we will be featuring September’s Employee of the Month, Silvana Bădiță.

1. What is your role at The KPI Institute and what makes it special?

I have been working as a Research Analyst at The KPI Institute, for about a year. Some of my main responsibilities are to document KPIs, to conduct primary and secondary research on performance management-related topics, to provide support in the form of research customization for different functional areas, as well as provide assistance in consultancy projects.

This variety of tasks contributes to creating a special dynamic in my daily activities, which opens up a great opportunity to develop my skills and competencies, and to acquire more expertise in different functional areas & industries.

A truly special feature of my work is that I’m guided by inspiration and creativity, which gives me tremendous satisfaction.

Moreover, another aspect that makes my job special is that I’m encouraged to think outside the box, in order to find the best solutions to today’s organizational challenges. This provides a valuable perspective on discovering the things that really matter in the field of performance.

2. What do you find most challenging at The KPI Institute?

A particularly important aspect of my work is translating the theoretical side of research into practical changes, which can then aid an organization’s development and performance.

This is equal parts challenging and riveting, for the same reason – it’s not often easy to see how an idea on paper can be transposed into reality. However, when you do manage to do it successfully, it offers an exhilarating sense of success.

3. What would be the three main career lessons that you have learnt thus far?

  • Never stop learning – do not become complacent – this is very important to always keep at the back of your mind because otherwise, you will not be able to adapt to the requirements imposed by today’s constantly changing society.
  • Set clear and measurable results – it is important to understand how your activity contributes to the organizational results, so do not overshoot your markers – aim for pragmatism, not grandeur.
  • Work as a team – I think this aspect is often underrated and it is a great shame because goals become more aligned when you work as a team. Teamwork leads to a greater chance of achieving your common goals.

4. If you could interview one person, either from the past or present, who would it be and why?

Considering that I am passionate about creating organizational cultures that are based on the continuous employee commitment to achieving higher levels of performance, I wish I could interview Daniel Pink, to learn more about people’s intrinsic motivations and what drives us.

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