Message from Mr. Art Ong, Technology Management Division Head


by Arthur P. Ong, AUGUST 2022

Dear South Colleagues,

Hi, it’s me again writing to you this time about the importance of Alignment and Collaboration. In thinking of how I’ll be able to describe and provide the right explanation, I’ve decided to list down the Top 10 quotes which I believe are the closest to what I’m trying to live by and achieve.

And in doing so, I’m hoping that you’ll find them useful, inspirational or at the very least, interesting:

When we are confused with the difference between Alignment and Collaboration….

“Alignment results from shared goals. Collaboration results from shared measures of success.”  – Carly Fiorina

Easy to say but hard to do…..

“A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talked to each other instead of talk about each other” – Anonymous

This is why both words are often connected to “Teamwork”….

When “I” is replaced by “We”. Even “illness” Becomes “Wellness” – Malcolm X

We are never too old to stop learning….

“We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don’t” – Frank A. Clark

Often an issue, is it a culture thing?….

“Politeness is the potion of collaboration”Edwin Land

To the soon to be leaders….

“To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority.” – Christine Caine

Challenge accepted….

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit” – Harry Truman

Humbling but true….

“Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves” – Paul Solarz

Sometimes, our perspective is just from one side of the story….

“Every object looks different from different angles. Your eye level is not the only reality” – Sukant Ratnakar

Team South, let’s do this….

“If you can laugh together, you can work together” – Robert Orben

See you next time,



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