good e-friend Gautam just said?
He is 100% on-track when he talks
of building organisational parameters
Around people, rather than slotting them in.
The key question is - which people?
Building them around the work-force
Is necessary but just not sufficient.
Once you expand your heart, and
Your organisational boundaries too
To include people in a range of roles:
- Suppliers, Customers, Competitors
People get woven into a magic net
Of myriad relationships which
Bind people inextricably together
Support them in their hour of need
Pat them when they have done well
And kick them if they haven't
All in a very matter of fact manner
With no reference to role-relationships
Humdrum reality gets susupended
Creating an all new magical world
Where the magnificent spirit
of "Vasudeiv Kutambalam"
Blossoms in its truest form
Transforming people into karmayogis
And the organisation into a winning team
On the Kurukshetra where it stands
Poised to break the chains of the past
In its attempt to create a new world
Of peace, pleasure, plenty and piety
For this is its true meaning and destiny
18th June 2004 From India, New Delhi
I wish to add my voice to the issue of employee motivation in the workplace.
From the radical point of view-money does not motivate especsially a demotivated staff.
However I would just highlight some forward looking ideas and postulations:
* Get employees involved in decision making especsially when/where it affects them directly.
*Allow internal migration for employees who can crisscross departs-eg accounts-marketing
*Encourage Superior Level delegation of assignments eg staffers could be made to represent the establishment at a very high level - Govt Regulatory Forai, Industry Association etal
*Bring them into Committee for the purpose of blueprint preparation, brainstorming etal
*Deliberately engage employee on jobs they have flair for even if outside their core area.
*Company Management should try as much as possible to create an environment where employees can be expressive-intellectually, emotionally too.
*In addition to the aforementioned is the issue of geographical relocation to employees if it would motivate them-especsially the adventurous ones.
We can go on and on avoiding the issue of money as a much as possible, if you give more money to a demotivated employee you have only made another angry employee richer but not happen or motivated.
Cheers and bye bye for now.
2nd September 2004 From Nigeria, Lagos
28th October 2010 From Vietnam, Bac Ninh