Five Domains of High-Performance Organizations

March 18, 2010


Do you know that there is no single organizational element that is correlated with high performance. Rather, there are five. Strategy Leadership Talent Culture Market The research team at the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) has found an interesting relationship between the high-performance and the above 5 domains. Read more about this here. [ read more]

One Flag - One Country

May 18, 2009

3 salutes the Sri Lankan war heroes. [ read more]

No more new government jobs?

April 7, 2009


Do you know that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has advised the government to cut down the recruitment in to the government jobs? According to LBO news article, Sri Lanka’s unemployment ratio has been going down in the past few years. Unemployment rate in 2008 is 5.2%. However, this will definitely go up in 2009 [...] [ read more]

Over Staffed? Whom to go home first?

March 26, 2009


Do you know that, so much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work? Don't believe it? Read the following. [ read more]

Landmark in Colombo for Sale

March 12, 2009


Do you know that when built in 1961, Ceylinco House was the tallest building in Sri Lanka and do you know that it is for sale now? So do you want to be the owner of a landmark in Colombo? Ceylinco Group is in deep trouble as they cannot repay the Golden Key depositors. Owner of [...] [ read more]

Central Bank begs for money from IMF

March 5, 2009


Do you know that the Central Bank has issued a statement saying they will seek financial assistance from International Monetary Fund? As many believed that this sort of action is not permitted under the vision of “Mahinda Chinthanaya”, some experts have pointed out that this is inevitable under the present economic downturn. Read the related [...] [ read more]

Profits and Losses for Banks

March 4, 2009


Do you know while some banks are in big trouble due to the economic downturn, some are performing well? Reports from London say that the HSBC recorded a 70% drop in net profit in 2008 and they hope to recover by share issues and cutting over 6000 jobs. Seylan Bank Sri Lanka too reported a loss of [...] [ read more]

Dilaog on loss

February 26, 2009


Do you know the Dialog Group has a loss of Rs. 3.9 Billion for the December quarter? There is a fall in revenue on mobile, fixed line and pay TV businesses at Dialog. Low call rates and competition from other service providers will make it harder for Dialog. Read more here. [ read more]

Who created recession and who made it worse?

February 20, 2009


Do you know who created the recession and who made it worse? Here is the recession from a different perspective. This Story is about a man who once upon a time was selling Hotdogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the [...] [ read more]

Can’t make any calls with your Airtel Connection?

February 16, 2009


Do you know that many Airtel users complain that it is very difficult to make calls to other networks using their Airtel connection? While many think that this is a technical limitation with the new celco, Airtel says they are not getting enough interconnectivity by the existing four cellular operators. Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission (TRC) has asked [...] [ read more]