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Thursday, August 30, 2007

NEW EXPERIENCES...NEW THOUGHTS

Lately, lots of issues are creeping into my mind…in association with professional life…. Being attached to the corporate head office of an organization opens up the complete organization culture so easily. Certain things, which I was never bothered earlier, have started bothering me now….

Let me mention some of them.

(1) The cabins of the senior people …I think it really creates a difference…. Are they closed cabins or glass cabins?
(2) Is the culture MBA-friendly…. are the big guys in the company MBAs….
(3) The support staff…if the support staff is sick, then life can be really harsh…
(4) HR…and its policies
(5) How suave are the senior people…
(6) What is the average age of the office crowd…
(7) How is the sex ratio within the office…
(8) Are the people nice/good or are they ruthless…

I think these things are as important as the salary you are earning…. important in the sense that they play a big role in shaping our personality and business acumen…But unfortunately, we tend to get an idea of all these things only after we join a job…

3 comments:

rachana said...

Thats true..
Can we learn to swim without enjoying & being a part of water .So is life, u have to be apart of each moment & keep on learning from each experience...

AD said...

Can't agree more with you as well as Rachna (above).

I'd also like to add one more point to your list:

How is the peer group? i.e. your immidiate colleagues(team members in an typical IT scenario); could also include people sitting around your desk. Are they worth spending time with during lunch / breaks etc?
My experience says a good and lively peer group keeps you going and will compensate to a large extent for certain other factors that you mentioned (#5-#8 in particular). The people may not necessarily be from the same age group / background.

In fact, I've heard that these days many prospective employees are asking to spend a few hours with the actual project team within the cubicles before accepting the final job offer from the company.

SABYASACHI said...

Precise and to the point....loved both the comments