Time and Space…

The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important – and then get out of their way while they do it.
-Jack Welch

It is true and I believe in the above.Sometimes you have this urge to check on your team and monitor them continually.this tends to make them feel like you on there head.So try and leave them till the date given and let them come to you for any reference.It helps.I remember my boss telling me this recently.

This statement does apply to many things.Like at home with kids.Let them be on their own do not pounce on them every second.My parents follow my kid everywhere and he tends to get spoilt.I say Let him be,if he gets funny then he knows he will get a teeny punishment an all is set right.

Rewind a little – my parents never tried to push us on anything.If mum said you got to finish your homework by 7.30pm.It had to be done and actually it was.She used to walk into our room @ 8 pm and voila the work was ready.If it was not she would ask us why and decide the future course of action(which was default standing on one leg for 10 min)

I am a kind who tends to get nervous and keeps checking on given tasks or anything every second.I infact tend to suffocate people a lot. I keep doing this not only At work but follow it even in personal life….lets hope for less pressure from me in the coming days!!!!!!!!!!!

9 thoughts on “Time and Space…

  1. Sujit says:

    I think what you said valid for all the things. Even in research, if prof contineously asks you then you wont focus much rather get tensed thinking i need to produce things than to think how to produce and inevitable lose everything. On the other hand if you dont check at all.. then you take things for granted and do at your own liesure.. which is also not good.. a trade-off is necessary.. but the kind of percentage that need to be chosen depends on the persons in the team/students or kids..!?? isn;t so

  2. Miss Iyer says:

    You know what? The more I read your blog, the more I get the idea that we’re a lot alike. Again, I can’t agree more, not just with the quote but also with our behavior; the same nervous feeling of checking on everything every 10 mins (or sooner). I know its a dirty habit, but if I don’t, I develop a headache :-/Now that you’ve written about it, tell me, is there a way to overcome it as well? 😀

  3. Miss Iyer says:

    and Oh! I like your perception of everyday things. Things that we take for granted are Lo, here in your blog with a little pondering! Keep it up! 🙂

  4. Maverick says:

    May be when you assign the work, put a deadline and in between drop them the mails regarding the status just like which you might have received in your days as a team member rather than a lead. Like “Are we on track?” or those funny one liners the managers are notorious to send !!! LOL….Maintain a fine balance b.w being relaxed and being suffocatin team for the work!!!

  5. Hip Grandma says:

    You cannot make the train go faster by pacing up and down the compartment-These were words of wisdom from my maternal uncle.I too believe it to the core.Pressure works but only within limits.Let them act and take responsibility for their action.the work will be done in as good a manner possible.

  6. Deepthi says:

    @ Sujit – Yeah it is true you are the one who got to decide how much effort u want to put in ad manage time…@ Miss Iyer – Thanks and the pic’s were neat; wish your sis from my end. Well on the part of getting rid of the habit. I am trying to not think about it and when it crosses my mind I let it stay till it evaporates and I am glad u and I are alike and the Calvin thingy too makes us buddies yea!@ Supernova – Let me know if the mantra.@ Liyaqatali – thanks for visiting.@ Maverick – Thanks for the advice pal, I am trying and will let you know when I win on that one…thanks@ Gran – I love the sayin, as I told you gran I can rely on you for any advice…right?

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