My name is Abdul Rahman bin Samion. I am Fajarbaru’s Senior QAQC Manager in charge of the overall implementation of the Integrated Management System (IMS). My day-to-day responsibilities include monitoring the quality of documentation across all project sites, performing routine testing and inspections, as well as assessing the quality of workmanship among all our subcontractors.
Above all, I believe my main role is to be an effective team player. I am incredibly blessed to be working in this environment, where mutual respect and teamwork is expected in everyone – it truly nurtures something beautiful within a working team. It is a joy to witness everyone giving their valued input, and the team working towards a solution based on collective insight, wisdom and creativity. In 2019, for example, Fajarbaru was trying to obtain certification to run IMS across all our internal systems. It was a challenging task, but thanks to my team’s collective hard work, we managed to knock it out of the park.
My mantra for success has always been ‘united we stand, divided we fall’. This has proven to stand true for me time and time again. To be completely honest, it is an honor to be leading a team leader. Working in a team and leading one is my primary motivation to perform well at work. It has enlightened me and broadened my perspective in more ways than I can count. The confluence of ideas, thoughts, and opinions in a productive working environment has encouraged me to bond and learn from my peers.
In a time of uncertainty like this where moral support plays an increasingly crucial part, the relationship I’ve developed with my team over the years has served us all very well. With the new norm of working remotely, communication channels have also been shifted. It has pushed us to learn from this stark shift in routine, and realise that transparency in communication plays a crucial role. It also gives me the chance to connect with the team on a personal level.
Due to the pandemic, these precious chances to interact with my team on a daily basis is now a luxury. Before this, I would often spend iftar together with other Muslim co-workers at the mosque, followed by tarawih prayers after. Speaking of things that I miss, what I’m really looking forward to though, is spending some much-needed quality time with my whole family during Hari Raya. I hope interstate travel will soon be permitted so I can see them again. Many of my friends and co-workers are currently going through the same despair of not being able to see their loved ones for more than a year now. All we can do is always have faith in Allah that he knows what’s best for us all.