Monday, December 21, 2009

Sibu In The Blue Ocean - Part 37

In working towards building up a Blue Ocean environment, Sibuians have to adopt a Critical Blue Ocean Mindset which, in addition to the points listed in Part 35, involves shifts in culture, values and beliefs. In the observations of Tan Kee Hian, this entails the following:

1. On motivational drivers
-Sibuians should move from cold economics & reality to dreams & aspirations

2. On purpose of education
-We ought to shift our focus from qualifications (dual majors) to knowledge & competence

3. On tenure of learning
-Emphasis should be moved from schools & universities to lifelong

4. On careers
-Our mentality should be changed from proven paths to free to experiment

5. On risk appetite
-From adverse to high tolerance

6. On problem solving
-Sibuians have to move from prescriptive to exploratory

7. On lifestyle
-From pragmatic & utilitarian to creative & artistic

8. On value of people
-From units of production to human beings

The picture shows Wisma Sanyan standing tall in the heart of Sibu. Sibu certainly needs much more than just being proud to have the tallest building in Sarawak. Photo: Wong Meng Lei

2 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

This is a good lesson for all of us.

Thank you.

Judy said...

Thanks Tony for doing so much to keep the momentum going ever since Kee Hian touched on Sibu in the Blue Ocean.
I sincerely hope more people will get on board and share their views.
Together we can make more impact.

Wishing you and ALL who have shown concern A BLESSED CHRISTMAS !