There are quite a few notable hiccups in the news recently:
(1) The printing of wrong word use during the Speak Mandarin Campaign [Link]
(2) Wrong Tamil Translation in NDP 2017 [Link]
(3) Wrong flags used during Sea Games [Link]
So, what really went wrong? Isn’t the process in place for checking and vetting? I believe that there is process but … who implement the process? The people of course. Likely, the people , implementing process, do not do a thorough job. So , that goes back to the question : Why so ?
Perhaps, the job is too mundane that that the people do not see the importance of their task. That is why , they “anyhowly” do. To me, it is important for the people to find the inner purpose of their job. Perhaps, this is a note to myself , as a leader. I must help people find this inner purpose [Link] .
I would say that I am one teacher who finds purpose in almost whatever I doing in school. The use of the word “almost” is deliberate here as there are still things that I am currently doing now that does not resonate with my inner calling as a teacher *at all*. Well, that is part of work life and it is not that overwhelming that I can still tahan.
Now, the challenge to myself : How can I help them find their inner purpose?