Ganesha Aggies Jaya was established in August 1990 by Mike McGowan and Sigit Mursidi. Back then, both saw the bottleneck building up in business development due to the mismatch between the time required to train and develop the local workforce and the urgent pace of business expansion. The sad truth is that training and development frequently received less emphasis compared to the company's other activities such as sales & marketing, and production. This was due to many factors, but the main reasons we have identified why training and development efforts so often failed were because they were perceived as:
1. Supplementary to the main activity (merely lip-service to a belief in training) or
2. Without lasting value, as advances in the technology of the product rendered the trained skills obsolescent or
3. A panacea for all management shortcomings, and therefore based on unrealistic expectations.
At Ganesha, we are experienced observers of the issues and costs incurred, and the ways to avoid the frequently wasteful human resource training and development effort in Indonesia. There is no single patent-prescription for HR training and development. We don't have the luxury of a "one size fits all" approach. As each organization is unique, only with careful assessment will we be able to ensure your ability to help employees adopt the new ideas received in their training program.
Indonesia is a country with deep-rooted cultural traditions. Therefore, it is crucial for a company operating in Indonesia to take cultural values into account in order to be successful in training and developing its employees. For example, religion plays an important role in Indonesians' everyday lives. Muslims need time allocated for their daily prayers, while Hindus (especially in Bali) have a specific daily schedule for religious rituals. When a company is planning to provide a cafeteria for its employees, the company should be aware that meals must be prepared in accordance with Islamic traditions, as the majority of the employees would most likely be Moslem. Another tradition that Indonesians value highly is harmony and consultation leading to consensus. They tend to confront issues in an indirect manner, in conformity with Indonesian concepts of politeness and avoidance of embarrassment.
Specific areas of focus in the field of training and development in which Ganesha can assist are:
1. Organizational Mapping;
2. Hiring (Selection, Induction, and Development Tracking);
3. Employee Orientation;
4. Employee Recognition & Motivation;
5. Structured or Decentralized Team Building;
6. Performance Management;
7. Leadership Development;
8. Employee Engagement Survey;
9. Technical and Business English Communication.
We will help you to efficiently allocate funds, both initial capital outlay and delayed costs, associated with ensuring a safe working environment, compliance with regulations, and developing high-performing employees. We will assist you to integrate your corporate or business philosophy throughout your Indonesian entity.
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