Saturday, August 30, 2008

Weekend, Naah still a week day

Today is the sixth day of the week and technically, weekend has begun but not for us, the Reliance people. I thought of writing it, after knowing my other colleagues' status. They all are having 5-day week but still are struggling to strike the work-life balance right due to huge over times and work pressure. However, in Reliance, overtimes are not looked upon as some dignified thing neither huge work pressure and that you can say is an USP because in current era of cut-throat competition, everyone is pushing their employees to extreme.

The fundamental thing to do for every man is to give him a chance to reach a place in which he will make the greatest possible contribution to himself and to the public welfare. Understand what I say there. Give him a chance, not push him. Help any man who stumbles; if he lies down, it is a poor job to try to carry him; but if he is a worthy man, try your best to see that he gets a chance to show the worth that is in him. No man can be a good citizen unless he has a wage more than sufficient to cover the bare cost of living, and hours of labor short enough so after his day's work is done he will have time and energy to bear his share in the management of the community, to help in carrying the general load.

Now, Reliance mightn't advocate this philosophy directly otherwise they would have readily accepted and incorporated the five day week concept but as they say, "Not everything at the workplace has to be policized" It has percolated in the work culture here, intentionally or unintentionally- that is a different case, though. People should not be made bound to work; rather they should be doing the work which they enjoy the most. They should be able to do something which makes them satisfied. Those who say that a pay-cheque or a big title on your visiting card does the needful need to conduct a market research with a broader sample size; I am sure, they would experience that most of the people derives satisfaction out of their work itself, and many-a-times through small pats on the back. Anyways, the purpose of me writing this post was basically covered in second para itself so I would discuss rest of the things in some other post.

Have a nice weekend! :P

P.S. – Sorry for being away from my blog, for such a long time. It was mainly because of my long vacation trip to homeJ. Hopefully, I'll regain the momentum shortly.


Quaintzy Patchez said...

Welcome back!! :)

why do you take management classes though? lol

Quaintzy Patchez said...

Oh haan!

not to forget... have a great sunday :)