It has been two months since I have joined my new organisation. Last month (January) was spent on training on the banking system of my new organisation. Two more weeks to go to complete the whole 5 weeks course, yeah you read it right 5 long weeks covering extensivly the functionalities of the systems for deposit, loans, payments and front end teller systems.
Attending the course does not mean that I will just sit down and concentrate on the trainer's briefing, e-mails from my boss in India and other people keep flowing into my mail box. Being the most senior (in terms of ranking) I was appointed as the Administration Manager of the various teams of the group that are stationed in Kuala Lumpur. I have to make decision and convey the decision and instructions to the rest of the team.
One other thing I like about this organisation is the Management Office where are are staff who takes care and organise various events to keep the morale and motivation level of all staff on a high level. So far they have organised the Christmas decoration contest, the 2007 New Year gathering, a Chinese New Year decoration item contest, selling various items for the coming Valentine's Day to raise funds for donation purpose. This week, each staff was given an apple each to promote healthy eating habit.
Another event coming up is the Annual Dinner which would be held on 3 March at Sunway. I was amazed by the way the event was handled.. electronic booking of seats allocated for the event. Each of us have to register at an intranet site set up for the event. We would then choose the table that we wish to sit at during the event. This make things much easier because each of us knows where would be seated on the day of the event and there would not be a need to rush into dinning hall and "book" the table.
Looking forward, February would be a short month where the number of working days would be the least for this year taking into consideration of the Chinese New Year and annual leave that I will be taking. The main activities will start for me in March where the composition of staff for my department will be complete. Deployment plans for me and the staff is already in place and we will be occupied through out the year not in Malaysia but to various parts of the world.