Sunday, December 20, 2009
The only way i see around is to press management and HR functions to constantly review this and correct this. However as this is a long run exercise it gets overshadowed by many other things. Many people blame attrition on salary, however one can have happy employees even at slightly lower salaries if you can provide them a challenging work environment and role.
Also there is big lack of planning future for your employees. Most organizations do not have a growth plan for their people. few who have do not stick to the plan, or make a plan which even the employee does not understand and the plan ultimately fails.
Some people do not want to get into a role as they do not have that designation, however it is to be always kept in mind that role precedes designation. Also its easier winning interviews and promotion in other companies if you are already playing that role. About salaries, i have always had a firm opinion, that if you present company does not pays you upto the mark, then someone else will.
I have mixed up loads of things in this post, but that's because the Human resources function in IT industry is majorly pathetic.....
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Transplant is easier to achieve, but is slightly costlier as new outside experienced resources always come at a premium. But this is easier to explain to management and also comparatively less risk prone. At a loss is the current team which does not see the avenues for the growth.
Organic growth is more natural but needs more planning. This is something which i believe in, but it is much harder to explain to the management which sometimes in its narrow sightedness is not able to align to your vision.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I watch big boss season 3 on and off. It is interesting because it shows the real people that is inside most of the celebrities. As, there is no escape, it is entertaining to see how the differences are worked on. Predicting who is going to go and who is going to stay, makes for interesting chai time discussion.
This season i am thinking that Raju srivastava, might go till very end. He does not picks fight with anybody and is generally seen having fun. I would like to see Kamal R Khan go at earliest, he is a nuisance, not even remotely interesting. With sherlyn, i am hoping that people start using the pool soon :-)
Onscreen husband and wife makes for a cool watch. U cant get together and u cant go away. I am impressed with the way tanaaz handles herself in argument, v crisp, sharp and expressive.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
The name was very catchy and different for a movie, and it got me interested. With director as Quentin tarantino and actor as bradd pitt, it caught my attention even more. Finally yesterday decided to give it a shot.
There is an amazing background score, which is typical for tarantino i guess, and that was one thing which held me to the movie. The move starts as v gripping and interesting, but somehow looses the steam in the middle. There is an amazing discussion between German SS Hans and a farmer, and it was just a masterpiece. The acting, direction and the plot.
So, movie may be watched once for all its sparks of brilliance and the music.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
This is a nice piece and something which i have been thinking since some time now. Customers want a holistic experience. If you want business, you need to present the whole range. There may be some low profit/high headache part also, but you need to absorb that.
My company was never a leader in the market place, but yes if it wants to be there we need to pour in collective thoughts and provide a complete experience to the clients. We need to think different and work towards it. IF we do not remove the blinders soon, we would be left out....
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Discussed a peculiar situation with a friend where he said, that his boss was against the growth of their unit because he feared that if it became big then he might get replaced by someone else. IN such a situation the individual was simply not able to do well, because his good initiatives were bent down, to satisfy the boss’s goal. And to top it all, the person is blamed for average mediocre performance. Obviously the boss will not obviously say that mediocre performance is my goal/aim, he lays that down to his people.
Such a situation is not very unique, increasingly i have seen this happening in many of its variants. Every person working for individual goals and they not collectively aligning to the company’s goal. This is always a big loss to the company. Who is to blame?
Senior management, when it starts relying on people more than the data, when it cocoons itself from grass root workers, this is the situation most prevalent. When the managers cannot share their concerns with the senior managers, such situations arise. Where it is all political games and self goal achievement.
Such situations are not hard to deal with, but it needs some management with vision. Vision is one of the important traits of leaders, but sadly most do not have it. Some have a vision, but do not understand how to reach it, they just want magic.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
We all have to make a compulsory contribution to the provident fund, but keeping track of it with changing jobs really become a pain. Rules also change with time, earlier there you need to have a new account with every company, and then it was that you can have the same account when you move across organizations. What makes it more complex that big organizations have their own provident fund collection and management, i.e. TCS and Bennett and Coleman.
I need to solve this mess for me, and probably then i might have my answers..
Friday, August 21, 2009
Justice in India is late and denied. It was nice to hear about it from our prime minister himself. But what came thereafter is disappointing, the CJI and PM differ in the reasons, both have pointed the problem in each others area but do not want to make the change that lies in their hands. So i don't think anything will change. This situation is not very different from our corporate. This is sadly the state when management is indecisive and does not want to put in the effort required to solve such difficult problems. Such problems need lot of perseverance and determination. There is no easy solution. But to create a plan around this is not really very hard.
Figure out the rate at which the courts are being approached, and what manpower is needed for them. This is important to ensure that there is no more pile up.
Next is to plan an additional capacity that works for cleaning out the current piled up cases. This overcapacity shall be neutralized in longer run with retirements happening and increase in the run rate for current cases.
The reason why nothing happens is simple, up to an extent both the judiciary and executive gain from dead/lame justice -
1. Judges continue to be important, as they are few in number and always laden with work. India not only prides itself with almost largest population, but worlds maximum and most busiest people will be in India.
2. Judges get paid by frustrated people trying to work through this mess.
3. Executive uses lame justice to their advantage. Do anything and by the time the decision come you are already dead. GO to lower court, then high court and then supreme court.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Now what can be done, when you are surrounded by inefficiency and feel hands are tied -
- Try finding like minded people and see if something can be done about it..
- Try doing whatever you can, atleast do good, whatever is in your hands.
- Try pushing management to take some corrective action. - RISKY option :-)
- Find another job - well this can be an option, but every job has its own challenges, the new job may have its own even worse problems..
- You also enjoy, lazy around, make excuses - but this is very hard for dumb people like me to do....
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
It does not matter if UP has roads, electricity or food for its people. But it should have mega monuments for its great leaders. Its great leaders that made this state even greater.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
- 1. I wanted to upgrade to 512 KBPS connection and airtel was expensive. unlimited connection was for 1500 with airtel. MTNL offer that for 1300 and also gives me 500 free calls per month.
- the toll free numbers are available only on MTNL.
- Airtel has been slashing rates for sometime now, but does not pass the benefit to existing customers, this made me slightly upset, and i wanted to do my bit of small damage.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The world is round, and so i met my good office friend at grand cheetal in Midway while going. Also at the camp there was an another group of 3 guys, of which one was friend of Nidhi and other was a current employee of globallogic..
More pics are on camera of friends and I am waiting for them..
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
- People become more responsible, they understand with freedom comes resposibility.
- People save on fuel cost and travel times, increasing productivity and job satisfaction.
- Companies save on infra/operations cost. - Space is one of the biggest cost that company takes, so if you can optimise on that, great.
- People are not in tension about thier personal work when in office,,,,they can adjust, prioritise and deliver.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Many think, our huge population is our biggest problem. I read an article many year ago which said, that why cant the numbers we have become our strength instead of our weakness? This question has stuck with me since then. India upcoming as the IT/outsourcing hub has proved that to certain extent. The Chinese might in manufacturing industry has also shown us how the huge manpower can be used to our advantage. Illiteracy is the biggest hurdle in achieving this aim. The people do not realize their potential, they do not understand the power of their votes and their rights, and they are then exploited or under utilized. This also makes me think, why is it not crime when people who have access to schools, send their children to work instead of study?
Another major problem India faces is of law and order. Justice delayed is justice denied and that is what is exactly happening. Too few judges and too few courts. What do we lack? experienced and learned lawyers who can be made judges? Government apathy? Quick resolution of court cases would lead to lot of pain to those who exploit this slowness to their advantage. The rich and powerful.
Infrastructure is also our major problem, electricity, water and roads are a big problem in 98% of our country. Why can't we have toll roads on highways? There are industrialists in India, who are willing to setup power plants, but then with the current level of electricity stealing in India, they don't get paid, so we generate less electricity and even the paying and right people do not get electricity. Also thinking, Why has electricity situation in Delhi improved so much after privatisation? Why should MCD and PWD in Delhi not be privatised to improve the same?
I have raised more questions than answered, but my belief is the right questions lead us to the way of right solution. We need to ask these questions to our leaders/politicians, and support those who give us an answer and work towards a better India.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana,
Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani
Its said that essence of Gita is in the above shloka, and whenever you would read it, you will interpret it differently. When in tough times and you have been cornered, the above shloka helps give you strength and move ahead.
Wishing myself and everybody greater strength and wisdom.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Today got my child admitted to Gyan Bharati school. The requirements with the form were pretty weird-
- Good health certificate for child.
- Draft of Rs 7K
And we were just given 3 days to do the needful, else the chance is gone. Now why is a certificate required?? just take an undertaking from the parents, so incase you are found lying your admission is annulled. And what's the need for DD when most parents are from closeby and from Delhi, and even if they give the cheque it will be cleared in a day-2... The session starts from April 1 and not tomorrow...But seems people just don't seem to think practically now a days.
Good part is that unlike most schools which are charging around 25-50k for nursery admission, Gyan Bharati just charges 7k. I am an alumni of the school and it was started with the principle of keeping it economical, glad they have not lost the way completely. Admission seems a big victory, as today in newspaper read that 1.75 lacks children are still not admitted in any school. This situation is really scary.
Nursery admission was giving me headache and tension since last few months, i was clueless as to what to do incase child gets nowhere. Another hurdle, in the maze of life cleared :-)
Thursday, January 08, 2009
All now know that Satyam has crashed, a case of inflated books, sounds like ENRON to me, i am wondering how was it pulled off. Is it that easy? What did the auditor do? For those who dont know auditors are the famous PWC- pricewaterhousecoopers.
Now more questions -
- Are the software outsourcing industry margins that low? Satyam was operating in a market, they could not be possible charging too low.
- Now we have more than 50,000 employees of Satyam joining in the job market. What will happen to Indian IT industry now? And what will happen of all those people?
Probably as the projects with Satyam move to other companies, so those people also might be able to move to other companies.
The Indian stock market was rising since last 2-3 days, and i thought MAYBE some turn around is happening, satyam news came and market crashed more in a single day than it had risen in the last 2-3 days. So now more gloom for the Indian software industry and economy.
I have also posted some pics to flickr after a long time, I think flickr helps me see how probably life is happily moving ahead :-)
A very happy new yr to all..