Somehow found this site and been very happy about it.
Pretty much what i felt always and what made be tell a friend at my BPO job once a quote by Stephen Covey .
” Treat your Employees as you want them to treat your Customers“.Thats the only line i cared for in the books i guess.
Indian Companies really go the old stupid way and its so pathetic when the times of india
published no hikes in IT for next few quarters on front page and rediff says work weekends.
Heck man did they give us extra hikes as dollar was strong or 4 day week .
Then why all these stories now.
I ve been enjoying and relating to so much on the site .Like when my manager says to me ok great youve done good work..whatever you were assigned a great job but what more for the
company, we paid for your work what extra for the organization……and then the splendid question one keeps pondering is why pray why!!!
“Each individual should work for himself. People will not sacrifice themselves for the company. They come to work at the company to enjoy themselves.”
– Soichiro Honda, founder of Honda
Wish some one tells that to many of our managers
The site has great articles
Like this which reminded how whenever we had stayed late we got a pizza and
did that lessen our anger well no not at all.
Or may be those boring team lunches and biryanis organized.
My yrs exp in the service industry supports this totally
I ve seen techs who went out of their way and time to help customers who were
a bit kinder and nicer.
Then this http://positivesharing.com/2006/03/how-not-to-lead-geeks/
esp the point about tools. How can you run a application which itself needs 256 MB and Visual studio on a machine which has only 256 MB RAM and then code test scripts fast. It sucks but people are expected to. Because we are so very adjusting.
The whole set of articles i find are excellent and great but it seems the only people who read them are us who know them by experience and not the managers and leaders who would rather know them but well.
Last weekend read Benazir Bhutto’s Interview in Times
It went like this
“The happiest years of my life were spent at harvard-radcliffe campus in the US.
I was young then , wore my hair loose and looked like Joan Beaz, and attended rock concerts in Boston.”
Immediately after the above she says
When i retire , I’ll have a less hectic schedule . I’d like to teach politics to young people.
I kind of wondered and wondered whyyyy
You were young and happiest in life at rock concerts and now for the newly young you recommend politics…..Its strange how radically one alters their perceptions…or is it that old theory of the happiness of the young being envied.
I am not the right person to know yet…i’m on neither side yet.