June 14, 2009

Time's arriving for Employee backlash!

'Recession' is less cited to teams today in corporate India. The job market is up and coming. Everyone's a keen observer of the business and economic trends these days.

Employees lay low and even still as companies have used and abused whether rightfully or not the recession period as a chance to fire their employees, cut down various perks, even salaries, tighten the finance outflows and so on... To broadly define it, companies have done a great deal of restructuring whether in a planned manner or as a knee-jerk reaction - some interventions with high impact some low. Some strategically, some tactically; a few with long-term vision, and many blindly fighting issues at hand.

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In many of the communication that went out from management to employees through various media, their line managers, their HR managers, finance teams, many a psychological contracts were broken which has certainly left a lasting impact, and the management of corporate India said 'there's no jobs in the market, people won't quit anyway'.

Well, the jobs market is teeming with openings again, and time will tell how rapidly the graph would rise, and then, we'll see a high level of attrition, only this time, it'll be called 'Employee backlash'.

June 12, 2009

Am I giving my best everyday?

We all come across this phrase "Give your best", sometimes as a suggestion, as a statement, a piece of advice, or someone boasting.

After interacting with a team, I was internalizing it, and for days was not able to believe how less was I giving, and best was quite a far-off thing to even think about.

Be it about Profession, Family, Spiritual, Friends, Personal Care. The answer is an absolute, sure-shot and reverberating 'NO'. I am not giving my best.

Caught up in daily grind, we're mostly caught up cribbing, complaining of what's not there, what oughta be there, and questioning who's supposed to do what, who didn't do what, who's mistake it was, why me, why not him, who said that, why this, how and when.. phew.. All of them, mostly filter out the best that we are yet to give, and believe me, then, we aren't giving our best.

I don't know what will make one give their best. But, to understand this issue of giving your best, there are mostly issues around two prime things - Ability, Attitude. Not giving best may be understood when it's a matter of inability, but when it's a matter of negative attitude, then, you and I are at fault!

June 7, 2009

Seal my heart Lord, for yourself!

It is but common for our hearts to wander away, and though we ought to withhold, we just watch our hearts go, inactively... and then we're back at the throne of God's grace praying and seeking his mercy and forgiveness.. This hymn says it all-- "Come thou fount of every blessing"

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
This week, this was all I was praying for, Lord, take my wandering heart and seal it!

June 1, 2009

Love them like Jesus!

A song, which articulates the Christian motto!

Before lending a helping hand or reaching out to someone, many are caught in thoughts seeking answers what next? Will I have to do this also? Then what about that? Will this hold on to me?
Guess the answer is below, and ya, ask yourself another question - What would Jesus do if He were in your place?

Just love them like Jesus, carry them to Him
His yoke is easy, His burden is light
You don’t need the answers to all of life’s questions
Just know that He loves them and stay by their side
Love them like Jesus

Lord of all creation holds our lives in His hands
The God of all the nations holds our lives in His hands
The Rock of our salvation holds our lives in His hands
He cares for them just as He cares for you