Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Big Ideas Are Good, but Every Plan Needs Building Blocks by David Talamelli

A few years ago I attended a training course which was designed to help participants understand how they think and behave to help them make better decisions both individually and as part of a team. In this training I completed an Emergenetics Profile which helps you understand the way you think. There are 4 Distinct Categories which are Analytical, Structural, Social and Conceptual which are fairly self explanatory. The training was really insightful and helped me better understand the way I tend to approach situations and also better understand how others approach situations as well.


When I took the test my profile was heavily weighted to ‘Conceptual’ thinking which has thinking attributes and traits such as Imaginative, Learns by experimenting, Enjoys the creative process, etc…. Looking at my work I can see this reflected in the projects and work that I do. While it is great to have a conceptual approach to creating solutions that has to be counter balanced with activity from the other categories – any plan needs elements of the other traits involved as well to be successful. What good is having a big plan if you do not take care of the basics or learn how to translate your big ideas into bite size action items.  Everyone has an idea, the hard part is taking those ideas and turning them into reality...

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Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

Oracle Korea: Awarded "Great Company to Work For In 2012"

On April 24th, Oracle Korea was awarded the grand prize for <Great Company to Work for in 2012> by Korea Economy Magazine. Since its establishment in 2007, the award has designated Korean companies that are the best place to work for and most desired work place, based on research findings from Korean universities and university press.

The <Great Company to Work For in 2012> award is significant as it identifies companies that strive to create a ‘fun and exciting’ workplace based on ‘great employees’ and ‘great work culture’ whilst maintaining business growth. It is worth noting Oracle Korea has been widely recognized by Korean universities and the industry alike.

Oracle Korea has demonstrated successful business outcome over the past few years with double-digit yearly growth. This means the company was credited with remarkable quality growth not only in business outcome but also in customer and partner relationship and talent development.

This award is the result of various efforts Oracle Korea has exercised to bring balanced growth between the business and the people. Managing Director Yoo Wonsik of Oracle Korea has always made it clear that his utmost goal is to make Oracle Korea a ‘workplace where employees can enjoy the best time of their life while working at Oracle.’ To realize such vision, Oracle Korea has spared support to its various club activities. Some outstanding clubs include Harmony, the orchestra where many employees have an instrument of choice and practice them, sports club to get rid of daily stress through many sports, camping club take in the nature, and so many others.

With continued emphasis on corporate social responsibility, Oracle Korea has participated in several voluntary activities to help support the less privileged people in the society such as ‘food truck,’ ‘coal delivery’, and ‘knitting for the newborns.’ Furthermore, its Harmony orchestra has performed open concert on the street so the local people can enjoy the music and appreciate the culture of Oracle Korea.

The most admired company, Oracle Korea will continue its endeavor to further develop its corporate culture where best people work to make the most admired company in Korea.


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