THURSDAY, 15 MAY
– “Changing our work culture begins with a sincere intention towards shaping a wise and mature thinking in evaluating and decision-making.”
So said the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah at the Excellent Service Award (APC) 2013 held today at the Main Lecture Hall 2.
He cited an example of the Japanese, where a husband who comes home early from work would get a scolding from his wife who perceived it as being lazy and not serious in his work thereby affecting the livelihood of the family’s income.
“Where do we put ourselves among the Japanese? This becomes a question on how to change the work culture of UMS staff,” Datuk Harun stressed.
The changes he said, should start from the Head of Department as an example to their workers in implementing positive attitude.
At the event, a total of 1,801 staff received awards consisting of 212 Excellent Service Award, 1,452 Meritorious Service Award, 101 Dedicated Service Award, 33 Excellent Service Special Award and 3 Retiree Appreciation Award. – MA (fl)
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