On the third week of March 2019, Corporate Affairs and Compliance Unit went for a visit to all Regional Offices alongside our General Manager, Tuan Haji Zainal Abidin Bin Haji Abdullah (in Miri and Bintulu) and our Deputy General Manager, Mr. Ong Lip Kheng (in Sibu). The purpose of the visit was to introduce a new knowledge sharing platform in all Harwood Regional Offices called, Coffee Talk.
Coffee Talk has been going on in the head office for over five months now. Therefore, we are very excited to bring this learning culture to everyone in the regional offices. In short, Coffee Talk emphasized on building better relationships, connection building and provides a space to improve communication among inter department staff with a purpose of understanding the progress of each other’s department as well as sharing knowledge and information.
Coffee Talk was also initiated as a pathway towards HTSB becoming a 'learning organization' that actively exhibits knowledge sharing among everyone. The idea is simply to have a fun, casual and less stress approach in learning and sharing knowledge as well as information between staff and the management of HTSB.
The first visit was in Miri on the 18th of March 2019. The Coffee Talk session was attended by Tuan Haji Zainal Abidin Bin Haji Abdullah, GM of HTSB, Tuan Haji Abu Hassan Bin Yusuf, AGM ESD, Encik Busairi Rasit, RM Miri, Puan Sharifah Arfiah Binti Said Ismail, Acting Manager CACU and all of HTSB staff in Miri. Cik Nurul Izzah from CACU began the session with her briefing on Coffee Talk followed by a first Coffee Talk session in HTSB Miri by Encik Ahmad Tarmizi Bin Abu Bakar.
After Miri, the next stop was HTSB Sibu whereby CACU was joined by the Finance Department from the head office. The session was held on the 19th of March 2019 and attended by Mr. Ong Lip Kheng, DGM of HTSB, Mr. Jee Yi Song, Acting Manager Finance and Investment and all of HTSB staff in Sibu. Puan Masnah Binti Bujang from Finance Department took over the session after the briefing by CACU. In her Coffee Talk session, she spoke about claim process in HTSB.
The visit continued in Sarikei on the 20th of March 2019. The session was attended by Eexcutive in Charge of HTSB Sarikei, Encik Mohd Izzat @ Perry and all of HTSB staff in Sarikei. The session continued with an impromptu Coffee Talk session by Sarikei staff . It was a very informative morning to all of us in Sarikei region.
On the 22nd of March 2019, the last leg of Coffee Talk was held in HTSB Bintulu. The session was attended by Tuan Haji Zainal Abidin Bin Haji Abdullah, GM of HTSB, Tuan Haji Abu Hassan Bin Yusuf, AGM ESD, Encik Abd Halim Edon, RM Bintulu, Puan Sharifah Arfiah Binti Said Ismail, Acting Manager CACU and all of HTSB staff in Bintulu. The session ended with a brief speech by our GM, Tuan Haji Zainal Abidin Bin Haji Abdullah. In his speech he hopes that this activity will help our staff in HTSB to build their confidence level as well as adding value to their self-development as an individual and in a team. He hopes that the bond between staff and management can be strengthen through this platform.
Last but not least, CACU wants to thank everyone that attended Coffee Talk and we trust that this activity will benefit all of us in HTSB. HODs and RMs support and commitment is highly appreciated to ensure that their staff will participate in this activity. Looking forward to more session in the future.