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Organisational Transformation of Maica

In November 2019, Maica Laminates embarked on a two key training that are intended to help transforming the way it functions to maintain relevance in the era of environmentalism and to increase organisational efficiency by equipping the workers to develop risk-based thinking.


It all started with the training of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 on 7 and 8 November 2019 at Eastern & Oriental Hotel where a total of 27 key personnel were taken out from their work desks and production floor, and locked in Irving Suite at Eastern & Oriental Hotel for this purpose. It was a challenging 2-day training as we were required to take 3 assessments in order to ensure that the understanding of these two ISO standards is ingrained in our system of thinking for work purpose.

To be specific, we were fed the concepts of Integrated Management System (IMS) that covers safety and health at workplace, environmental friendly work practices and quality system. Essentially, the IMS should take Maica Laminates forward as it seeks to undertake a sweeping organisational transformation.

Just as we retired to work desks to carry on from where we left before we were dispatched to the first training, we were again mobilised to attend another 2 days of Risk Based Thinking (RBT) (Introduction of ISO 31000) on 14 and 15 November at the G Hotel, on Gurney Drive. It was a different learning environment this time, as sea was no longer next to us as in the case of Eastern & Oriental Hotel, but lush trees as Salon III & IV at the G Hotel that we were placed in, have a ceiling height glass window that permits us to gaze at the green next to the hotel.

For RBT, there was an extensive thinking work. Every departmental representative was made to exercise thinking along the line of risk and opportunities before certain actions are planned for implementation. RBT should then prepare us to take calculated risk that minimises the risk exposure of the company and increases its efficiency and effectiveness. At the end of the day, all of us who attended the training should be the drivers and the movers in the implementation of the IMS.

​We are pleased to be a part of such unprecedented move for organisational improvement. It is a historic breakthrough in the way we think and work. Hopefully, we are able to actualise the aspiration of an organisation that always strives to rise above the mundane and break out from the old wineskin to meet the expectations of all of our stakeholders after attending these training.