WRITING CHALLENGE:The Devil is in the details

TARGET v/s GROWTH

The clock  strikes 9 and its a chilled foggy morning with visibility reduced to 100 meters and a distinct alarm of the old timepiece on the wall  rings!

A man in his early forties with a slight tinge of greyish hair around his ears,wearing a light grey suit with distinct handsome features walks across the silent corridor between the compactly made glass cubicles,where in the people have flocked and occupied their places.

He enters the conference hall on the same floor around the corner  like a fresh gust of air!

There is a meeting called for the board of directors and the top management executives.

As everyone gets seated,the place looks filled with people of different characters,personalities and traits running an organization together.

Few look old,tired ,bored and messed up.Some have a facial expression of having a zeal and enthusiasm to accept any challenge given forth to them.One or two are complete expressionless about their presentability and reactions making them look like snobs and arrogant members.

As the meeting proceeds ,each goes on well with his presentation regarding his field of work,the targets given and the figures achieved.Comparing statistics ,mentioning and marking the growth alongwith the profit they have contributed as individuals to the organization.

Seeing the sales reports of the company ,the board isn’t happy nor satisfied with the results .

The real process starts now of blaming  the executives and the main management of the organization for not dealing  properly with the various factors and unheedingly ignoring and neglecting the basic facts.

The management team tries to explain its position that as all the employess on the middle management level are new,as the old ones  left and few had been sacked due to  certain discrepancies,so it would take sometime to stabilize the system and its functions.

The chairman ,an aged man is too buffed up with the situation.The CEO of the company,a middle aged man , known for his intellectual tactics too is tight lipped for any further commitment.

Suddenly in the middle of the conversation,the gentleman in grey suit,who had been silent after presenting his report gets up to speak.

Reopening the statistical reports,he  points out ,”We haven’t achieved our quarterly targets doesn’t mean or imply that we won’t be able to achieve the yearly figures.The graph clearly shows the year on year growth of this quarter in the summary.If a significant growth has happened through the years and also during the present year when we had so many drastic changes in the system,it is ought to grow more in the next quarter till the completion of the financial year.”

There is a pindrop silence in the hall and a smile is seen on the face of the chairman.

Writing Challenge: the Devil is in the Details.

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2 thoughts on “WRITING CHALLENGE:The Devil is in the details

  1. I like this…the story ends very well. This unnamed gentleman at the meeting was full of optimism. That optimism is what we all need.

    Good job, Soumyav. It’s really nice to meet you.

    Namaste.

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