Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dreams Shattered, but ..........Keep Faith

When I was young, I was enamored by the thrilling life of an IT professional. I often heard about someone or other in our proximity has gone on a tour to US, Europe, Singapore or Australia. Thou no one of our close relatives was in the field of IT. I was always thrilled by the life of an IT Professional and this led to such an extent that I wanted to become one of them.

Anyways, the God has been grateful to me and I finally landed in the IT world. Also I got an early opportunity to visit one of my dream places, US and that so New York. Ohh, so exciting it was.

But somehow, now I feel people are loosing faith in this exciting career. There are many reasons to it and I might be wrong at all, but this is the way I feel. Being a student, I always felt that your knowledge and adaptability to any situation, your logic towards solving any problem will lead you to places in IT. So far I’m having success in it. I’m privileged to have such BOSSES, who have been fair enough towards me so far. But I’ve seen some dirty politics against few people who were dedicated and were having great determination towards work.

What I’ve observed in the small span of my career, that there are fewer people who work and relatively large number of who are overhead to the organization. Having said that, it’s not that when it comes to cut down jobs those overheads are effected. That is determined by some measly ratings which is more or less dependent upon personal contacts to the big bosses no matter whatever the HR people claim about fair judgments, after all we all are human beings, carrying egos larger than the life.

I agree the GLOBE has been hit by recession, and there will be cut backs, cost cuttings, resource cuttings, but it’s high time for senior managements of all the organizations across the globe to think of a better model to evaluate people and to think of them as their family rather than treating them as mere resources who are useless when are not billed. At the end of the day, the dedicated and determined employees at the execution level are the people who will sail the organization through the rough times.

IT industry has contributed so much in economical growth to our country, its high time some sort of body, government or non government, should take step towards the welfare and interest of IT professionals who have been contributing so much to the nation but right now are feeling heat. The owners can also cut off their profit margins, If the employees getting few thousands are contributing towards cuts why not the owners who have been privileged to have luxury and cushion of wealth.

Tomorrow again I’ll be going to the office and will work with the same vigor and passion as I’ve been doing since last three years, thinking that my work will pay fruits and will earn respect for me. Tomorrow again many others like me will be doing the same. Tomorrow again few dreams might get shattered into pieces……… but one thing I’m sure of, the good times will return ........................Keep Faith !!!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Corporate Vs Sports

The blog by a frustrated IPL player from Knight Rider's camp has gained enormous popularity which not even the poor chap had thought of (I'm going by the words of the blogger). But I'm 100% convinced that the Fake one is actually the Real.

From the 1st edition of the IPL, some of the owners failed to differentiate between a "Corporate Organization" and a "Sports Team". They thought as in corporate they pay heavily to work hard, the same will happen in the sports as well. But in the sports and especially in a team game, the team and team members need to have the sense of "Belongingness", they need to have lesser "Pressure" because at this big level there is already enormous amount of pressure on the players. One must know that no player in the world wants to fail even if you pay him/her to fail, 99% chance is that he/she will not fail deliberately.

Apart from that, Cricket is a different game altogether. You might get boundaries on edges and get out of a good shot. You might get a wicket out of a loosener and may get a stick on one of the best balls. To understand cricket you need to understand it more than a bit. One also must understand the players are not "Corporate Employees" who are bound to get continuous sticks from their bosses. There are many "All Time Greats", "The Icons" associated with different different teams,. One must deal with dignity to them and give due respect to them. Some of the players are "Once in an Era" sort of.

One thing I didn't liked about few of the owners is their "SLAVE LIKE MENTALITY". they still feel, "An Outsider" is always better than "Our Own". The captaincy issue of few of the teams had confirmed their mentality. One of the India's Finest captains "Sourav Ganguly" has been replaced by a NON-CAPTAIN player of Newzealand for knight riders. Another Successful Captain of India "Rahul Dravid" has been replaced by " THE REMOVED CAPTAIN OF ENGLAND" Kevin Peiterson. The slave mentality and the inferiority complex is what I can see in few of the owners. both of them have been proven wrong. They have not yet learned anything from "CHAPPELGATE". Irony is, an IPL team is having support staff more than what an Indian team has. Mind it BCCI is the richest Club.

The team can only succeed if the Team is gelled together as an unit, each player of the team is willing to give 100%, the owners have no rift with the key players and the "NOT-SO-EXPERTS" of the game have lesser impact on the team. Owning a team is very easy if you've money, but running it successfully need "MIND". It seems that the arrogant owners are not learning anything and they are fooled by their own aura.

But, what we get from all these are the spicy hot news, exciting matches and a super BLOG.