Pole Dancer and Hard Working Employee

Pole Dancer and Hard Working Employee

“Pole dancers and hard working employees are similar; both work hard but don’t get promoted”- Anonymous                     “…but this guy is the backbone of our team. He has done very well and takes up so much responsibility” said SalesManager “See SalesManager, we have an established process […]

Brands are created by not great product but costly advertisements

Brands are created by not great product but costly advertisements

—Scene I “… but, Kunal is not the one for our brand.”– MediaAgencyGuy1 said. “Why not? He has the looks, he has the youth appeal and he fits the brand very well. Add to it the extremely low fees he is charging.”– questioned MediaAgencyGuy2 “Your question has the answer.” “We are in the “business” of […]

“Travel Test has to Succeed; it doesn’t matter if it can travel”

“Travel Test has to Succeed; it doesn’t matter if it can travel”

——- Scene I “…let’s send more stock to Bangalore,” opinioned Ranjan, Packaging Development Lead. “But we have sent stock as per allocation to all parts of India. Why should we send more to Bangalore,” asked Saumya, Packaging Development Manager, sounding clearly puzzled on the other end of call. “Saumya, you have to learn a lot. […]

Annual appraisal process was going on..

Annual appraisal process was going on..

Annual appraisal process was going on. Kunal was apprehensive. He felt he had done enough work but the vibes he was getting from his managers off late suggested otherwise. Elsewhere, all the vertical heads were in the meeting room along with the Marketing head and HR partners. Much discussion had already happened when the name […]

It was 8PM and Vishal was still at his desk..

It was 8PM and Vishal was still at his desk..

It was 8 PM and Vishal was still at his desk. He was usually quite organized, but off late was seen in office till late. And so were many others’ at his level and below. At that moment Vishal was busy preparing data in response to an email the Asia HQ which looked like this- […]

and Rajesh was incompetent..

and Rajesh was incompetent..

It was another bad quarter for instant food category. The sales were not upto the mark and the profits were bad. Rajesh, the finance analyst, was analyzing figures and was surprised to see continued lower margins for the category. He wasn’t able to correlate the poor margins with at par productivity performance. The Procurement folks […]

I Leave "Early"? !!

I Leave “Early”? !!

I reached office at 8:30 AM. As expected, no one apart from the office boys had arrived. Took my usual cup of coffee and started off with work. Browsed through a few mails and began chalking out the plan for rest of the day. People started coming in by 9:30 AM. I was almost half […]