“You can bring a horse to the pond, but cannot make it drink water without its will” is an old proverb. However, irony is that it is even true for human beings…
Have you ever confronted with any of these questions as to…
• “Why this person does not work”
• “Why do I always get bad people (Colleagues and Superiors) to work with?”
• “I will never get good people to work with.”
• “I’ have never met such an ungrateful person.”
• “I love my people. Why does this colleague of mine hate me?”
• “This person just wants to embarrass me.”
…and if you have answers to any of the above-mentioned question, please do share with me. I am in the process of bringing out next edition of my book, ‘Why My Horse doesn’t Drink’ Learn to motivate people around you which is now seven year old and still selling very well across the globe. Vivek

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Horses won't drink unless need arises.Today needs are not natural, bussiness experts create it.Motivation is far from understanding belongingness and unfortunately many bussiness units fail in creating this belongingness among employees.Hope horses will drink if they know that water is theirs only.

From India, Vadodara
I think the reason behind Horses not drinking water is that there is no thirst (ambitions) left and whatever requirements they have in terms of water (money etc.) is fulfilled by itself and there is no willingness required from their end.
I agree with Mr. Bijay that there is no belongingness left among employees as well as employers also, as employees keeps on changing their jobs on frequent basis to increase their CTC, coz they know within the same company they will not be able to get good appraisals as they were not working well or we can say that they were not drinking water.
Very nice and fruitful topic for discussion.
All the Luck...!!!

From India, Mumbai
My Suggestion 1)Right People give to Right job,salary,environment,rewards.
Answer : may not get Right work,salary & Environment.
above all points for basic needs of workers If the employer provide all of needs the worker will be happy as well as increase productivity this is called motivation.
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From India, Madras
Thanks Garimaji For the support.
I Handle handle full of horses(employees),and sorry to say employers perception is not progressive towards them,hence i had to deal with many unsatisfied employees to retain them.
It take lot of efforts to make them understand and motivate them.Its my daily work.But I Feel top management must understand that people will only dedicate themselves if they have their future secured.
Talent and skills can be hired but retaining them is just equivalent to make them drink water.And Unfortunately many enterprises lack in clear and transparent retaining policies.

From India, Vadodara
True Mr. Bijay
I am also working for an IT company and dealing with many horses from Sales and Marketing on PAN INDIA basis, i also feel that there must be a proper Career Path for every employees so that ppl should know where they are on the Ladder and where they can reach.
All the Luck...!!!

From India, Mumbai
Dear Vevik,
I must say, all these points generally happen with honest people, but generally top management including owner of the company create such a working culture/environment for own benefit, because they have grown with the environment / policies of divide & rule.
Good Luck

From India, Delhi
Dear Mr. Vivek,
There are various of our horses not drinking the water:-
1) Either this water is not wat they wanted - like unmatched roles, profiles and responsibilities which they are not interested into but forced into.
2) This is not the kind of water they thought it would be - profiles / pay / designations / seniors not matching thier expectations
3) water by their defination is something else - may be colourful
4) I dont like water any more - needs being changed to comething else
5) my thirst is gone - self motivation is reduced due to many reasons - seniors/ colleagues / work culture/ pay/ work
6) His/ her water tastes better than mine or he is getting more water than me - comparisons
7) I am not a horse anymore - MAY BE I AM A UNICORN _ unique in itself
Think about it!

From India, Mumbai
Dear Nandanan, Thank you for your comment, if 100% behave same, no body can work in the org., but practically all these happening, whatever I have written. Bye Maqsood
From India, Delhi
Hi Shriya, Up to some extent you are correct, but in some org environments are created for their own benefit and all the decision are taken by only one or two person Maqsood
From India, Delhi

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