On Leading and Learning

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other – John F. Kennedy. 

Leadership demands being a responsible, determined, decisive, and strong-willed person.  On the other hand, leaders must know how to compromise when necessary.  Leaders must have good interpersonal and human relation skills as well. In any manner leaders are learning as they go along in leading. Continue reading On Leading and Learning

Mindfulness of Government Spending in Times of Pandemic

The emergence of COVID-19 in the past four months causes a rapid change in government spending. The government budget dramatically change to prioritize the measures needed to mitigate the further spread of the virus.  The implementation of various types of community quarantine throughout the country pushed the government to reinvent its budget focusing the most important concerns. According to the government’s economic team, the government has prepared a ₱27.1-billion spending plan for everyone affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Upon the direction of President Duterte, the government provides the targeted and direct programs to guarantee that benefits will go to our workers and other affected sectors. The government had enough but limited resources, so the duty of every government agency and employee is to make sure that the funds for programs mitigating the adverse effects of COVID-19 on our economy as stated by Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Continue reading Mindfulness of Government Spending in Times of Pandemic

Ingenuity in Serving Our Clients

Over the years the trend on accrediting offices both in public and private for Quality Management Systems (QMS) is increasing. A quality management system (QMS) is defined as a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. A Quality Management Systems (QMS) helps coordinate and direct an organization’s activities to meet customer and regulatory requirements and improve its effectiveness and efficiency on a continuous basis. Since public service is a thrust, positions held in the government is a public liability.  The civil servants are accountable for their direct actions, views and decisions to the general public that they are serving. That is the reason why holding position in a public office should be done in all fidelity, passion and calling to achieve quality, efficiency and efficacy. Continue reading Ingenuity in Serving Our Clients

Conscientization in Cash Disbursement in the Government

The proper cash disbursement in the government has been a long-time issue that needs to be given proper and immediate action. Every establishment whether a private or a public firm needs a cash disbursement system to efficiently secure and handle the agency’s cash payments. Having efficient good internal control is vital in cash disbursements to ensure that cash is paid for legitimate transactions. Continue reading Conscientization in Cash Disbursement in the Government

Wear your M.A.S.K.S.

Remote working is becoming the new norm during this COVID-19 outbreak. Although this work scheme is no longer unusual, it has increasingly gained in popularity in the past few months. In the Philippines, the government, through the Civil Service Commission has issued guidelines on the alternative work arrangements to its various offices. While this set-up aims at protecting the employees’ welfare from this pandemic, one question remains. How do employees increase productivity at work amidst this global health crisis?

Productivity is hard to gauge since nobody can work at optimal efficiency at all times. However, there are some best practices to make better use of our time especially when working away from our respective workstations through these M.A.S.K.S.: Continue reading Wear your M.A.S.K.S.

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