WHO IS THE FACE OF YOUR COMPANY?

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What and who represents your company? What is the distinct feature that makes your organization stand at a different level  higher than the rest?

Of course,your people,your staff and the management group that handles the  pattern,behavior,exposure,growth and  planning of your concern are the ones representing your firm.

The three level system consisting of  the lower management,the middle management and the senior management form the base of any company to run in a successful way.  It depends on the efficiency of the person in these levels and  also on the co-ordination of the employees among themselves.

An organization having people of great caliber and potentials can be at a loss if the people in that talk do not possess the quality of working together as a team and always are head on with every other person for any issue arising .

“A company hiring certain hard-core professionals out of a belief that  masters of  certain specialized areas will provide their company with  good solutions or find a way to  market their products globally or can enhance the output of their  production  is nevertheless like having a  dream “.

Every individual besides being a professional  is a person possessing  his own traits and behavioral pattern.This pattern should be compatible with the working methods of the system or should be  advantageous  to the company.If there has to be a change in the prevailing  format other than the one running in the  company, it will have certain frictions arising within the core,but not a collapse of the infrastructure.

Many organizations suddenly replace  their hired top  personnel out of a notion to accommodate the best talents available in the industry and still go around with losses in spite of having the best people with them.

“A degree of any specialized field will make one well versed with the nomenclature and thorough with the ideal ways of working that is explained in the books,but wont teach a person ,how to deal in certain situations of crisis which are unique and exceptional in every case irrespective of any country. The work experience ,the thought process , overall thinking and managing ability of the person shall endear  to the perfect solution.”

Remember what we had learnt in school is the basic knowledge,life taught us the real ways of living. So the ones who used to sit in the last benches of the school are top businessmen of our times, for they know the real art of running a company and have not stuck to any predefined written methods. They may hire excellent people to represent their company on certain levels and to know  the  views and suggestions of the so-called intellectuals.But remember the wisest of all always listens to the people around him , but  he does what his heart and mind proclaims.

For an organization to run smoothly  with success by achieving the profits and earning a repute , it is essential to have a combination of people  merging together and  blending the top brains with the wise heads and the excellent performers.

One who  cares  for the organization as much as he does for his career,the individual having a real connection for the company for which he is  working and who has  the sense of thinking alive in him to bring about the best from his team and their efforts is the one who can take the organization to a different strata.

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What is needed is the sense of belonging , intelligence, dynamism in thoughts and behavior,ability to take and face risks,courage to accept challenges and the endurance to complete them along with a nature of a good human being,which when  summed can be the face of the company!

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ATTRITION

In pursuit of happiness we all move from one place to another .Sometimes changing jobs,sometimes changing places in the quest to be happy and to seek happiness.We often misinterpret it as  growth in our life where we try to convince ourselves the jump from one company to another shall facilitate growth in the career graph,whereas sometimes we tend to lose our identity in knowing ourselves after getting confused over the kinds of job.

Truth is we need stability as well as the comfort zone of our working,anything that beyond our comfort level isn’t neither  acceptable nor welcomed by us.But the fact remains we do not progress until we step out of that comfort ring.To stay in a place,a career,a company for long should depend on the amount of satisfaction,contentment and progress we have in that particular job.Growth does not only mean a promotion but it involves an overall growth of the person as an individual,which enhances ,his work circle,intelligence level, general awareness,behavior and the courage of taking risks.Simultaneously the  change in place,career and job should also bring upon  happiness mentally else such a change or such a stagnant form shall deform,stagnate the person in mind.

A change in job should be for the sake of getting more exposure and responsibilities to be delivered which you are capable of and weren’t getting in the older organization,for staying in such a place than rust your active mind,but the jump  only for the sake of getting paid more isn’t the solution for a restless mind.The sense of insecurity shall always creep in,because you yourself know how much and what you deserve.

There is always a deserving level  of a person and the person himself knows it better.Expecting to get more than deserved is merely cheating self or live in a false illusion.

Attrition is today’s serious topic wherever corporate or any  organization speaks about their growth and stability.

To be able to sustain its efficient employees with satisfaction is a huge gigantic task in itself,for humans tend to get attracted by mere illusions and better pay packages.The level of attrition nowadays is much more than it was earlier ,few years back.The reason being very simple,the increasing number of opportunities,the desire to achieve more within less time,easy ways of earning more money but very seldom due to any typical  atmosphere in the organization. Problems within the  management,quality,production departments  is very common  in every company,but this doesn’t lead to any change or switch over of job.

Neither the inability to perform suddenly results in such a behavior,its more of an inconsistent behavior of an individual whose mind dangles between the two ends where he is incapable of sticking himself to any place or thought.Such a person if at all  leaves an organization,it will be better for the progress of the company to let him go. These growing percentage of attrition can be controlled well by the HR departments of the organization which a play a very vital  role in such corporate structures. While recruiting these personnel can well assess the mental psychology of an individual and any person reflecting a flickering mind with an inconsistent pattern of work profile can be termed under such category.

The main reasons for attrition are :

  1. A better pay package and good job profile.
  2. Desire to grow faster by any means.
  3. Loss of interest in the type of work and company.
  4. Monotonous work .
  5. Change of place ,city.
  6. Bad organizational structure.
  7. Frustration
  8. Insecurity of self in the present job.
  9. Insufficient growth or incentive structure .
  10. Lack of Motivation
  11. Lack of communication with the leader/superior.
  12. Personal Problems.

An organization grows,flourishes with the progress and growth of every individual working in its system.To ensure this a balanced,transparent,healthy relationship between the company and its employees should be incorporated.

A contended and happy mind never flickers irrespective of certain troubles and is always helpful in creating a healthy work environment.

So the function of  HR in any organization demands it  to be more dynamic and activated . It should understand the role of its presence and should be able to deliver the results perfectly. It thus is called human resources which can go into the depth of the very reason of attrition.

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.

TIME MANAGEMENT

Just another day ends without any change in the routine…Sometimes I think what makes the life move on…our routine or our time…We all seem to be puppets in the hands of time…

Time is never the same and it keeps on changing ..Neither it stops nor it comes back again… How extraordinary  time is…!

Right from our workplace to the industries that are involved in production all are busy managing time..Time management is really a bigger issue now as 24×7 working is getting bit common..A person is available 24 hrs on a cellphone..on mails..and the communication is  on continuously..After going through the management programmes and trainings on “Just in time management“,”Six sigma” and lot more ,we continously strive to organise our time schedule and use it properly..

All this pertains only to our work..But have we all ever thought, or tried to organise our time that we spend with our family..for better results ,more output,perfect tuning ..We never bothered to do so,as that was considered our free time ,our leisure period when we are supposed to relax..

But one question remains is we try to organise our work according to our schedule …just because we are getting paid for it or we have been asked to do that?

And if we ever manage time at home with our family ,planning things to work out so that we can give quality time to them…is it being professional or we are being asked too much ?

Whatever, the fact remains that a homemaker manages her time to adjust everybody in her schedule and still keeps the balance between one and all…without hampering the daily routine..And yes! she too works 24×7..remember those days  when your child was a baby and she was on toes for the whole day..still managed to get up in the middle of the night for the change of diapers or refilling the feeding bottle..and again  the next early morning she is ready to say a good-bye to you to see you off while you leave for the  office..

What a soul! I just want to make you think that if we can follow management programmes and schedule for better performance at work..why cant we just do it at our place..?

Reason being it brings smile on everybody’s face,children will get good time to spend with us and will feel secured .. and won’t  just dig their heads in PS2 and PSP‘s .They will be with the family learning the values and morals which will always help them in being a good human being for tomorrow..

And we all in return will have peace in our heart because we would have the motivation ,the energy to work back again the next day with better efficiency …

So what do you all feel?..Does work efficiency increase only by getting paid more..or by motivation?