With the inauguration of Barack Obama into the White House, there's one word thats sweeping America and perhaps the globe: Change.
Obama campaigned to the Americans as "The Change We Need," and his message resonated well and strong to the country that was stuck in recession and in need of, well, change. Obama's timing was perfect.
Here at the Asian Institute of Management, change is also forthcoming: AIM President Francis Estrada will be stepping down this coming May. Mr. Estrada has been the president of the institute since May 2006 and his term was also marked by changes, both good and bad. To get a better idea, here's a chronology of news items that covered AIM during Mr. Estrada's term so far:
- Francis Estrada elected new President of AIM
- Management is key to a just society
- AIM goes into outsourcing business
- 2 professors suspended as AIM pay spat escalates
- Ready, AIM, combustion
- Technology business incubator launched
- Suspension of 2 AIM professors illegal – NLRC
- Short of AIM
- AIM for more firings
- AIM shifts paradigms
- AIM found guilty of unfair labor practices
- AIM to appeal NLRC ruling on unfair labor practices
- AIM urged to ‘practice what it preaches’ on corporate social responsibility
- AIM told to reinstate, pay professor P2 million
- AIM to replace president after school loses labor cases
As you could see, there was a lot of drama unfolding in the last two and a half years from the governance side of things and I could say our MBA program administrators did their darned best to shield our class from all that.