Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Potential Recipe for Success

Downturns are when employee morale is likely to be at an all-time low. I think this is the time when organizations should create and use communities to engage employees in some conceptual thinking, meaningful internal projects and some long-term ideas (on business operations, strategic objectives, process improvements, tackling the downturn etc)!

I have a strong belief that people who have a sense of belonging and go the extra mile to contribute to the organization are likely to be the ones forming a strong and passionate community. And positive energy from such people, inevitably, rubs off.....leading to a happier environment! :-)

'Good' communities, in short, have the wherewithal to handle adversity. Ergo, I am inclined to think that KM programs must focus on creating and establishing communities in the current scenario. They can surely supply the motivation and ideas needed to chug along...

6 comments:

Kalburgi Srinivas said...

Should success in life be our goal or perfection as a human being?

Why do Hindus subscribe to noble thoughts, behave in ignoble ways? Are they, particularly the educated class, doomed to confusion?

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Hindu Behaviour Vs. Hindu thought
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Yayaver said...

Positive thinking is very far fetched dream and the fundamental recipe of success ,passion lacks from the life of employee. Organization hire people with grades,not people with talent and enthusiasm to learn new challenges in life.Communities become routine program and individual talent show in the end.Motivation is easy to give for seconds as adrenaline rush but to supply consistent passion for the job is really mamoth task for the organization.

Nimmy said...

Srinivas: Thanks for the link. Looked it up. Seems like a really informative and thought-provoking blog you have out there!!

Yayaver: Your points are all really valid and practical...but I am such an optimist and idealist that I keep hoping for Utopia...and never give up hope! :-)

R.K. said...

An organization is just a group of people. But such a step is least expected from authorities. I feel that it is the workers themselves, and their families, that should build up healthy atmosphere and motivate each other. An attempt from top might be felt as an obligation, but the one from fellow people at same levels would be welcomed, for they all share the grunt of recession equally, and might understand each other better.

Yayaver said...

Boss culture rule the scope of learning in organization.I also prefer for never to give up attitude but few people are so pessimist that even god alone can help them.At my college time ,I gave only one advice for dreamers:
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place."

Nimmy said...

R.K - Brilliant point! I completely agree! :-)

Yayaver: How true...only keep the company of enthusiastic and optimistic people...I believe in that too...the law of attraction. Think good and good is what happens to you... :-)