Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Is working HARDER, the solution?...

To many trial and error methods are been adopted by the Human Resource professional to cope up the rising problems in meeting the requirements of the end users in terms of Cost effectiveness, timely delivery, etc. specially in manufacturing units in this time of competition and in larger aspect of recession. Output optimization at at lower cost of input is the criteria where Human Resource(HR) Departments are banking on.

One of the aspect, HR Departments are working on is HARDER working by way of multiple responsibility, extended work time, cutting down Leave & Off days and cutting down manpower. But I still feel, in spite of better result for the moment(short term), there are numerous threats in the long run. Yes, to an extent, working harder is utmost important but if you ask for more an more harder than there will be lots of problems awaiting!

Why I say so is summed up in two aspects, viz., In individual Level and Organizational Level.

In Individual level, working harder beyond the limit may cause following problems which are integral part of professional life.
  • At certain point of time, you would start feeling FATIGUE, which is a sign to kill your potential and love of your profession/skill.
  • You would have lesser time for your family and friends. For this, at a point of time you will start feeling isolated, and at the same time your work pressure and family responsibility shall clash. This is one symptom which we often come across in the lives of Professionals and Businessmen.
  • There are stress related diseases like blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, etc. Mind it, these are the diseases which are extremely sensitive with Stress!
In Organizational Level, the followings may be the problems we may come across for which higher cost is involved.
  • The Organization may get the output but there would be problem of Quality in the long run.
  • The rate of rejection(or secondary products) will be higher when you stress your Human resource or the machines.
  • There may be unscheduled breakdown due to fatigue of the machinery and overwork. Which may cause the company a hefty price.
  • The Organization may face a problem of replacement for the Human Resource at the advent of employee turnover.
  • The moral of the team will be low as a result of fatigue. Hence, there would be adverse effect on productivity.
All said and done, human resource is something you can't just allow overwork for a longer period. You can only allow them to enjoy their work by designing up to a level of optimization where they are comfortable with. Monetary aspect is secondary after certain level.

To me balancing hard work with recreation and entertainment are important for the long run. We, as an human being, family life can not be ignored. Quality of work life is something we should focus rather than emphasizing on more harder working.

I have come across with professionals who are extremely successful in their respective career but looking back to their family life; it is something they won't like to talk. Some are divorced or having elicit relationship with someone else, some are in a relationship of live-in to get life going, etc. Some even opened me up saying "I miss my children!"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Where is BJP heading?

"Some says why do we need BJP? And some says after independence 6 years of BJP had given hope! ..." To be very honest BJP today lacks the kind of quality of impact that is required for a strong opposition to the Indian Parliament to guide the ruling party for building the Nation. Kadhar issue has haunted the party on the other hand self styled so called leaders have tarnished the image of the Party.

It's not the question of why do we need BJP, it is in fact setting an example and at larger space the image of the country because it's the matter of our Leader!

When things are gone against their favor, peoples verdict is in favor of Congress as a Party who believes in making a difference BJP should have accepted the Peoples verdict at large and act more cohesively and stand firm to face the future and the present scenario.

The hue and cry in the case of Vasundra Raje - Ex-Chief Minister of Rajasthan & Jaswant Singh issue are ugly and lacks decency. And their outburst on Jaswant on the appointment o f Chairmanship of PAC. It is rediculus. Why I would say the same is because - it is not the way it should have been happened. Too many leaders have propped up in BJP and they started believing they are greater and mightier than the past and leaders. But I would say they are not seasoned enough to lead and make in impact to lead the Organisation like Atal Bihari Bajpai and Lal Krishna Advani. I still believe BJP in the behest of Advaniji is still the only option!

BJP as an organisation should believe that they still can make a turn around and believe in their existing leadership. If they try to infuse and entrust to younger leaders, the dissidence will rise and they will loose ground.

Why I am saying all this ... it's all because I want them to set an example to the younger generation, keep the tradition of Hindutva alive and respect elders and leaders.... It's painful to learn the infighting, media speculations, etc.