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Think Different

The normal tendency for most people at work/home is to maintain the
status quo.  There are very few people out there who like change and even
fewer people who want to drive change.  However, in order to continuously
improve, we need to accept change and also drive it.

There may be a lot of processes in the work place which you follow
blindly, simply because they have been in place ever since you joined the
company.  Some of these processes may be good, but most of them may be a
pain to follow.  Some of the processes may not even be needed.  Always
remember that a process should support/facilitate the people involved and
it should not be that the people are supporting the process.  Whenever
you find that a process is not working out, discuss it with your manager,
come up with a better process and junk the old one.

Some people complain that they are always very busy in household work and
have very little time for anything else.  Maybe, they could use better
devices (better …
Recent posts

OOH (Out Of Home) Consumption

OOH - Sounds more like a chemical formula, doesn't it?Probably reminds us of our chemistry classes, when all we had in our minds was H2O, H2SO4, HCl etc. Actually, OOH stands for "Out Of Home" consumption.In the modern day, we spend most of our time outside of our home than in it.A study says that "Consumers spend 25% more time out of their homes than 10 years ago".Once we're outside our home, we spend money on a whole lot of things, especially food. This very behavior of ours is being targeted by the companies in the food space.They know that in case of most of today's couples, both husband and wife go to work.In a lot of cases, there is no time for either wife or husband to cook food at home (at least that's what they tell you).So, they prefer to eat outside.Once you are outside, there are a whole variety of options to consume food.You can either grab a piece of pizza, have idli/vada at a local Darshini, have some street side food, have coffee &…

Do one thing well

Some people are quality conscious, no matter what the work they are doing.  Whether the task is personal or professional, small or big, they do it well.  Being focused is really important to them.  No matter what the task they do, they give it their full attention.  They move from one task to the next, only when they are sure that the current one has been done properly.  They can multi-task as well, but they make sure they don't have too much on their plate, so that the quality of any of their tasks doesn't get affected.  You will find that people like these, even if they are writing a small email, make sure that it is upto the mark.  Even if they have to give a small gift to somebody, they will put it in a nice gift wrapper & also make sure that the gift is something nice/meaningful for the receiver.

On the other hand, you have people who try to do too many things at the same time.  As a result, the quality of their work diminishes, even though they seem to have their hea…

'Talk'ers vs 'Do'ers

Is this the age of 'Talk'ers?
That is, people who can talk their way through anything and everything.

Talkers category:
We tend to get influenced by people who talk well and ignore people who actually do the
job.  Especially in a corporate environment, you find people who talk well, communicate well, but do not essentially do good work.  But it is people like these who tend to get noticed & tend to go higher up the ladder.  They can often take credit for good work done by others.  This category gives the impression that they know everything but when you actually make them do something, they come a cropper.

These people are also adept at transferring work that they do not like to other
unsuspecting victims. :)

Doers category:
On the other hand, you find people, who are really good at their work, do their job
silently and stay in the background.  Some of these people are not good communicators.  So, even if they do a good job, they are not able to communicate the same to th…

Dogs and Us

Our pet Milo (a huge German Shepherd), is the inspiration for my very first blog post. 

Having seen Milo in action for quite some years now, I have noticed some interesting differences between his behaviour & us humans.  I am assuming here that Milo represents the entire race of dogs on the planet :)

In today's busy world, we humans do not seem to have the time to appreciate, acknowledge, or thank the people who do so much for us.  For example, today's youth do not seem to care how much their parents do for them.  They are more busy liking something on Facebook or Tweeting away.  If any of our really good/genuine friends emails us or calls us up we do not have time for them, but we do have the time for watching some inane/mundane television show.  If somebody does us a favour, we do not have the time to acknowledge it (we take it for granted).  On the other hand, if we do something good to anybody, we expect some appreciation/acknowledgement from them instantly.

Quite con…