Important to be treated with respect and dignity at work

by Metso October 27th, 2011

Metso Careers: Important to be treated with respect and dignity at work

Education Master of Science, University of Toronto, Canada Master of Science, University of Toronto, Canada 
Position Engineering Manager
Location Asia Pacific Project Unit, Shanghai, P.R. of China


From work in general, I expect co-workers, supervisors and upper management to be trustworthy. I also appreciate an incentive program that I can have an impact on. In addition, there should be more value added programs and activities.

Furthermore, I expect appropriate recognition for work including job security and a competitive salary. It is important to be treated with respect and dignity at work.


Good base on business in Asia Pacific

Before Metso, I worked for VLN Advanced Technologies, Ottawa, Canada. I have been at Metso almost three years as Project Manager in the Asia Pacific Project Unit, Automation, Flow Control Division. I was promoted to Engineering Manager, Head of Asia Pacific Project Unit in December 2007.

I joined Metso because I considered it a global corporation with significant market opportunity in Asia Pacific, especially in China, which would have a good base for business development. Secondly, the experienced management team in Metso Automation has unquestioned integrity in all dealings with customers, suppliers and employees.

Metso has a solid R&D team and product expertise in Finland to support the business globally from the technical point of view. In addition, the company has a very clear and effective business model.


Praises from customers’ delight

Working at Metso means trustworthy co-workers and supervisors as well as humane values in the management organization. We have a safe work environment and we get appropriate recognition for work done.

My daily work offers me opportunities to meet many kinds of people and to learn how to deal with them. I am able to develop social relations with sales persons as well as improve and enhance management skills in professional challenges. Whenever I hear praise from customers, I feel that I really enjoy work..

Customer satisfaction and meeting the phase targets are my sources of job enjoyment. I also appreciate recognition by the supervisor for the achievement. Salary should be competitive with what is paid to employees in the industry on my level .


Every day is a learning process

I always think every day is a learning process. It does not matter how old you are. Each day, you will face some problems. When you solve the problems, you will learn how to deal with those kinds of issues.

I learn management skills from supervisors by putting myself in the same situation as the supervisor to see if I can deal with the same problems. I source valuable articles and programs to improve management skills and knowledge. It is important to share this knowledge with colleagues. Furthermore, I put myself partly into real situations to deal with real problems.

I will get feedback from other people if this job is dealt with in the right way. If we are aligned, I feel that I am doing a good job. Normally for a job well done, I can receive good feedback from customers or internal customers. In addition, I receive upper level’s affirmation periodically and feedback from subordinates.


What does the following word bring into your mind?

Technology - the base of the business of each company. Metso technology has its own features, especially in the Flow Control field; Automation has its characteristics compared to its competitors after years of development.
Environment - includes internal and external environment. External environment refers to working, living the material condition. The internal environment normally stands for the feeling about the working environment, the people around you. 
Learning - normally, Learning skills are based on each person’s education background and his/her personality. If the person is eager to learn new things, then he can learn fast and better. 
Hard work - the major working attitude each person should have. Only through hard work, you can learn the real things. If you want to get something more than other people, you need to work harder than others. 
Career - (1) a living tool; (2) the way to be involved in society; (3) way to develop yourself
Plan - no plan, no result. Especially for projects, making the plan is the first necessary step. Without a plan, the thing will result in a mess. You can get totally different results if you have a good plan. 
Idea - the root for the creation. Everyone has his/her own idea for each thing. After comparison, you can find which idea is better. Brainstorming is very important when dealing with important or unfamiliar issues.
Boss - sets the example for the employees
Challenge - the way to develop and stretch yourself and reach a higher level
Customer - the God of business, without the customer, no company can exist. Within the company, employees should be treated as customers of the company. 
Flexibility - an important issue, but cannot occur beyond the rules set by the company, country, etc. Otherwise, employees have no restrictions and cannot focus on work.
Ethics - every professional should have them. Employees should follow the work ethics of the company.
Values - a belief, a mission, or a meaningful philosophy; implementing them energizes everything concerned with it. For an individual, committing to and applying values releases fresh energies, which always attract success, achievement, and well-being. Every individual has a core set of personal values. Values can range from the commonplace, such as the belief in hard work and punctuality, to the more psychological, such as self-reliance, concern for others, and harmony of purpose. Any organization or institute also has values, which is the key to their success.

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