Words: Gandi Faisal
Photo: Courtesy of Pembangunan Jaya Ancol
Originally was published in The Jakarta Post on April 11, 2015.
Corporate leader Gatot Setyowaluyo is building the quality of human resources with trust and encouragement.
“When I first joined this company, I noticed that some of us were in the comfort zone. They saw Taman Impian Jaya Ancol as the only player in town, with no competition. And this could lead to idleness,” recalled the president director of PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol.
Gatot believes that honesty is of the utmost importance, and involving his staff in the company’s strategic plan helped them to shake off their idleness.
“At that time I told them directly what sort of state Taman Impian Jaya was in. The growth of our earnings after tax (EAT) was around 10 percent annually, which is not ideal. Then I got them to sit down together and draw up a strategic plan for the company. We have come up with a strategic design to get EAT growth of 27 percent by 2020.”
He added that doing things well required reliable data, synergy and good cooperation, integrity, creativity and entrepreneurship.