The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent Movement Control Order (MCO) has disrupted business operations throughout Malaysia, but not so for the Integrated National Curriculum Schools (INCS) and Kindie World. Leading with foresight and agility, CEO Jenny Sim saw opportunity in crisis and transformed how our children learn.
Prior to the MCO, Morphos International has been working closely with INCS and Kindie World as a Strategic People Partner to nurture agility and resilience in the organisation. Headquartered in Singapore with international reach into Malaysia and China, Morphos International had firsthand information on the potential severity of the epidemic and worked with our coaches to deliver content on hygiene and health management, crisis response, and business continuity planning.
Prompted by Coach Louis Chin to take extra precautions and to devise a business continuity plan, the management team of INCS and Kindie World, comprising of CEO Jenny Sim, INCS President S.P. Lee and Mr. Cecil, took immediate action to put together a 36-page “Internal Guideline for Preventive Measures and Action in Managing Covid-19”. This guide provided clear procedures such as “What to do if there is a confirmed case?”, “How to disinfect the school?”, “Students & Continuity of Lessons”, and “HR Guidelines”, among others.
Knowing that plans are ultimately carried out by people, the guidelines were communicated through to the teachers and staff, incorporating their input and encouraging ownership.