On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Management of JMH, I would like to congratulate all of you for the successful team building activity we just had. Also, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for your gratitude for your participation and concerted effort in making the event a memorable one for all of us.
Your willingness to take every challenge and cooperate, as shown by your high level of participation in all of our institutional activities and as well demonstrated during the team building activity, has been the source of inspiration and motivation for me to learn for more and work harder as you all do. The team building activity, has been the source of inspiration and motivation for me to earn for more and work harder as you all do. The team building activity was also an opportunity for me to share with you some information about myself and the reasons why, like all of you, I am here in JMH.
Now that we have succeeded initially in our effort to build a stronger and effective team, what do we do next?
I strongly believe we need to prioritize change. Our Chairman in his New Year message have expounded on the need for us to change if we want to achieve our goal as an organization. We have to change our mindset, our work attitude, and our current systems and processes in order for us to provide quality service to our clients.
I am not an expert in the many aspects of our operation, thus, I am going to seek inputs from all of you who do the work. A leader is nothing without a great team. I strongly believe that for us to achieve our GOAL, contribution from every one of you is paramount value. Every one of us needs to contribute our best: to participate, learn, improve and grow in the process; and to lead and be active participants in our drive toward building and strengthening our unique organizational culture.
During our team building activity, I have introduced to you the JMH Success Principles (10 Commandments for Success) as a way to further strengthen the organizational culture in JMH. The application of these principles at all times becomes a living expression of our core values and is a key component of our future success. Thus, the JMH Success Principles will form part of our Staff Pledge and recited consistent with the way we recite our VMGO and Core Values.
Add a little bit of I would like to reiterate what I have mentioned on Sunday that if we want to build a successful team, we can no longer look at our organization as departments, divisions, areas or branch offices. We must look at the bigger picture – our ONE MISSION AND GOAL and resolve to work together in ways we may never have done before.
I truly believe that each of us have already found joy and meaning in our work. The best work happens when we know that it is not just plain work, but it is something that will improve other people’s lives.
This is probably what is meant by Winston Churchill when he said:
“We make a living by what we get. But we make life by what we give.”
And the above is the underlying motivation that derives each one of us in JMH – living for the work knowing that we make life worth living for others!
Finally, let me remind you of what our Chairman have conveyed in his 2017 Thrusts message:
“I believe that we cannot fully achieve our 2017 Targets and the above-mentioned Thrusts unless we are “One”. And being “one”, I mean not as individuals working alone together, working collectively as One in the pursuit of One Goal: that is being the MFI of choice by 2020. Not just pursuing one direction but actually walking on the same road, the same One Way; working together as One Team; and being One family!”
With the incredible and inspiring support from the Board, the Management, and from all of you, I am strongly confident of our best years lie ahead of us; and that together, as ONE TEAM and ONE FAMILY, we will make JMH the MFI of Choice!
Again, congratulations and a very big thank you to all of you!
Charisma D. Lascota
During our 2016 Christmas Party, I have expounded on the need for us to change if we want to achieve our goal as an organization. I hope you still remember the line: “We cannot become what we want to be if we remain what we are.”
Another quote I shared with all of you is on the need to acknowledge our mistakes (shortcomings) if we want to learn from them: “You can learn from your mistakes if you are not busy denying them.”
The year 2016 was full of challenge for all of us. But guided by our reflections on the 2 quotes above, and given the level of commitment by all of our co-workers to our ideals as an organization as embodied in our VMG and core values, I believe that this year will be a banner year once again for JMHFI.
Probably by this time, most of you are already aware of our 2017 targets after we have clarified during the December 19-21, 2016 Annul Review and Planning Workshop.
And as a continuation of that planning workshop, by this time we expect all of the units and the branches to have developed their respective annual plans, which eventually will be reduced into quarterly and monthly plans. The monthly unit/branch plans will be used by the individuals in each teams as basis in the preparation of their individual monthly and weekly plan of action. Part of the agreement during the planning workshop is for the unit and branches to regularly undertake the monitoring and evaluation of said unit/branch and individual plans and use the implementation results as basis in the subsequent action planning.
During the December 2016 Annual Review and Planning Workshop, we have identified a number of intervention strategies and activities to support the achievement of such targets. Thus, for brevity and easy recall, the thrusts for 2017 can be summarized in 10 major points, as follows:
I believe that we cannot fully achieve our 2017 targets and the above-mentioned Thrusts unless we are “one.”
And by being “one,” I mean not as individuals working alone but together, working collectively as One in the pursuit of One Goal: that is being the MFI of choice by 2020. Not just pursuing one direction but actually walking on the same road, the same One Way, working together as One Team and being One Family!
Thus, for this year, I suggest we adopt the tag line: We are One: One Goal, One Way, One Team, One Family!