ENTREPRENEURS – EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT DILEMMA

I have fewer money for salaries but employees do not come for free, should I, invest the reserves in business, or keep them for another day…..if I train my employees well, they will leave for greener pastures, and … so on are the many thoughts which cross through a young entrepreneurs mind. Is there an answer to these questions, can anyone help out.

ENTREPRENEURS

I have fewer money for salaries but employees do not come for free, should I, invest the reserves in business, or keep them for another day…..if I train my employees well,  they will leave for greener pastures, and … so on are the many thoughts which cross through a young entrepreneurs mind. Is there an answer to these questions, can anyone help out.

Well speaking from personal experience, humans need respect, space and leadership more than money they earn. I am sure most will put money first. But many have quit jobs because of bad bosses, bad environment at work place, no personal life…..but everyone looks at pay hike too, if skilled you do not give the hike someone else will. Then what to do.

So train a man such that he wants to leave,

Treat him so well that he doesn’t. “

Here comes the question, train to what extent. The answer is best possible extent. Because if:-

 

“You give a man a fish to eat, he will live for a day,

But if you teach him to catch fish, he will live for life.”

Translate this to your production, if you train a man well he would be useful to you for as long as your startup lasts.

Secondly  how to treat a person well so that he feels part of the process. Consider following :

  1. Respect an individual, he may or may not be of your intellect level, but he may stand with you when it matters. That slight respect has a large dividend pay back.
  2. Space is human need and it varies from time to time as situation arises. For example a person is finding it difficult to adjust to the office routine because he stays very far from office, allow him some time to ensure he comes on time, but do not cut his pay for that. Person needs leave for sister’s wedding, may be for 10 days, give it without questioning, he would stand by you without questioning day and night when required, because he knows if  a personal needs arises in future too, he will be heard and actioned. Someone is going through bad phase in life; praise him for still coming to office rather than checking on his performance during that period.
  3. Make team building a natural process then a forced one, let them cultivate and have their own ways of achieving the goals of company. Make them believe it’s one big family, and we all grow or perish together, leaving one or two bad fish, the rest will click.
  4. Lastly the leadership you provide is what matters. If you are like don’t worry what I do, but you do what I say, then it could be a disaster.  Rather if you show the path and walk along some distance with them, they will cover the full distance without you but for you.

Please add or contribute constructive Suggestions.

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By Cdr Sanjeev Deshpande, (Retd)

 

 

REAL ESTATE Vs MOBILE APPLICATION

Trust and reliability every developer claims, however that’s in particular, what a customer is doubting. Reasons are many like commitment have been faltering very often.

1. Trust and reliability every developer claims, however that’s in particular, what a customer is doubting. Reasons are many like commitment have been faltering very often. A developer lately has aptly advertised, possession dates are like monsoons can’t be predicted accurately,  but this particular developer  says he shall give possessions on time – how -will he be able to, time will tell.  The point here is trust deficit is evident between concerned parties(developers and customers) and it needs to be bridged.

2. All conventional means to build trust have been tried however failed due to lack of commitments in past. For example  a pre-launch scheme well covered in media and lots of bookings picked up, but construction not commenced because approvals not in place. Another example a scheme sold to NRIs /investors, and 90% money demanded , where as in actual only 70% development on ground. And no penalty on late possession can be enforced as maximum money already paid  by customers.

3. So the need to get in transparency in dealing customers is  call of the day. The following factors are crucial to make this happen:-

a. live view 24×7 should be available for the project to monitor construction on ground

b. construction link plan should be displayed clearly.

c. cost sheet should be available live without hidden charges

d.  project brief, amenities,photo gallery, floor plans, location address must be specified.

e. Means to communicate between developer and customers should be multiple and available 24×7. eg skpe,toll free phone, whats up, sms,emails,live chat etc.

f. A project sanctions should be made available by govt authorities on their portals, and developer should be able to quote that for transparency.

4. So here comes the relevance, of the title of this article, a modern technology mobile application can provide the contents of  para 3 above  on your smart phones and the deficit in trust can be over come. Obviously for those developers who intent complete transparency in dealing with customers and are serious about bridging the gap that exists today between them and customers. In addition to the camera feeds , live communication and cost sheet issues a payment gateway on the mobile application will ensure credible transactions. The nature of humans is such that when they see a thing they believe, when they are able to communicate at all times they trust and if they pay for what they know is completed they are happy. Similarly a developer too would be happy if he gets the amount for what he has delivered thus far. In Pune only two developers have provided this trust multiplier(mobile application) to its customers and lots of goodwill gained through it.

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Cdr Sanjeev Krishna Deshpande, Retd, I.N

 

 

Training and Development of Resource

Most of us feel to train a person is waste of time because once trained , he will leave for better pastures taking advantage and quoting the training acquired.

“Train a person such that he wants to leave ,

Treat him so well that he won’t “

Training and Development

Most of us feel to train a person is waste of time because once trained , he will leave for better pastures taking advantage and quoting the training acquired. And isn’t it that we took him because he had the skill sets. Then why does he require training.

Considering the above , let’s assume a scenario – all companies take required skill set people and take work out of them, but still some achieve or exceed targets and some do not. Why is it so, may be setting of targets was not accurate , or market conditions were not good and so on. But if you had ensured high motivation, and skill set training with changing needs to enhance skills customised to your product , of course you would have achieved the targets, made profits and given healthy increments and increased the happiness factor, nobody would have left the company as monetary and personal growth needs would have  also been met along with the targets.

Today the need to customised training is most essential for three reasons:-

a. Thorough knowledge and practical experience in the vertical working in.

b.  Training session increase bonding and hence team work.

c.  Knowledge is power , hence leads to thinking minds  implies innovations.

A trained skilled team of two is worth ten skilled untrained . So the secret of success lies in continuous training to upgrade knowledge and skill sets, and targets will be achieved.

Hence to sum up the above it is necessary to train and develop a team, even if skilled resources have been hired to enhance performance and productivity.

Constructive comments are most welcome from readers.

By Sanjeev

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Make the Data Sing

Let me refer to it as breathing life into the data by using appropriate visualization tools . The visualization platform needs to be easy to use and have capability to query the data base and render the results as perceivable widget.

If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.

Ronald Coase, Economist

 

Hans Rosling was a physician, academic, statistician and public speaker who could make data sing….he recently passed away at the age of 68. He finds a place of honor in blog of Bill Gates [gatesnotes]. Hans could make a boring subject of statistics all the more interesting and literally could make the data sing and convey his thoughts effectively across his audience to drive home his efforts in overall improving global health awareness. I came to know about him in the TED talks gallery – he gave a mindblowingTED talk in2006 which has till date over 11 million views .His accomplishment includes building a software to highlight the statistical data for the masses to understand and take note. Taking this ahead, I borrow the slang –“ make data sing“ – Let me refer to it as breathing life into the data by using appropriate visualization tools . The visualization platform needs to be easy to use and have capability to query the data base and render the results as perceivable widget.

Telecom to manufacturing industries are moving towards big data and that spells more need for analytics to do number crunching and present the data to help the stakeholders to take informed decisions and further the business. One may argue about the following role.

  • User Experience/User Interface role – make present the data meaningfully, UX/UI team responsibility is to bring in soothing consistency that is acceptable to human eye. They lend the color,font, and spacing,padding and giving resting space for the eye.
  • Developer – uses the visualization tool / widgets and ensures the data fetching queries are optimized for performance.

Solution Provider – The technology Subject Matter Expert (SME)  breathes life into the data by identifying the correct Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that need to be rendered on the reports /dashboards to tell the story. Every wireframe design is a challenge for the solution provider to unlock the potential of the captured data.

  • Appropriate qualitative widgets to express the trend or behavior of the system being monitored and make sense of it for the user to take informed decisions
  • Presenting the data in sequential manner adds value and helps the user in better comprehension.
  • Visualization entails playing around with two types of data – the aggregated and the raw (near real time )
  • Improving data presentation through transparency.
  • Early warning on violations for proactive action
  • Data should be used for accountability of teams.
  • Connect the data point to present the true story.
  • The elevator pitch of visualization is to make the data sing and present the bigger picture.

 

The Business intelligence tool of choice should be so powerful that data set rendered on the report/dashboard has the potential to change the user mind set .Be able facilitate drawing inferences. We need to articulate ways visualization can aid in business analytics. Data driven or fact based decision making is enabled by  accessing the details  quickly thereby data visualization helps process data faster…also aka picture superiority effect

 

So if data is the new currency then visualization  makes  the data sing

 

[The views expressed in this article are my personal]

Lt Col Avadhut Deshpande, (Retd) Signals

A MULTI FACETED PROFESSIONAL – INDIAN NAVY OFFICER – FOR CORPORATES

This article is an attempt to introduce true capabilities of a naval officer, so that corporate world knows their true asset values to multifacet organisations, am writing this having served more than two decades in the Navy and six years in civil career.

Navy jobs(This article is an effort to introduce an Indian Navy officer to Head Honchos of corporate world, who often ask me what does an officer do in the navy, how do we know he can be good to civil/corporate management.  This article is an attempt to introduce true capabilities of a naval officer, so that corporate world knows their true asset values to multifacet organisations, am writing this having served  more than two decades in the Navy and six years in civil career.)

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister, had rightly said,” To be secure on Land, we must be Supreme at Sea”. This famous quote always remind us that we are primarily a Maritime Nation. A strong navy is an important element of every Maritime Nation. Having quoted this, intent of a professional to serve in indian navy is apparent with the capabilities desired in him. The ship, if defined in short is a platform which has weapons, sensors,Power generation, Propulsion, stores, victualling,medical, sewage treatment, Evaporators,aviation, fuel storage,Fire fighting mechanism,   and men who drive it. In a sense its a floating township fortified, with all governed by  an officer at helm of affairs.

These naval officers are well trained to man a ship and maintain morale and motivation of crew under all circumstances – like stress of war, prolonged deployments, man management including  diplomatic engagements at foreign ports.

An Officer – is a true sales man with good knowledge of product and is not dependent on seasons to sell. He has to at an average manage 100- 400 men apart from the technical responsibilities of  keeping the ship going and intended target accomplishment. Targets can’t be missed or else you will be missed for ever. So they are natural target achievers by nature.

An officer is also an good marketing professional, as it’s about planning. Planning is  second nature to him as from planning a sortie to achieving the aim, is all about meticulous planning in minute details until the last mile. As it’s said in war there is no runners up, hence a plan  in corporate  may fail and can be redone, however for an officer a plan has no scope to fail.

Branding of our poweress is the true deterrence to desist the enemy from actually engaging with us in a war whilst maintaining our fear in the minds of the enemy.   An officer is trained to breathe branding, as to conquer an enemy by deterrence is an art of war, akin to branding a corporate product in a way that competitors feel no scope to  introduce their, or customers are made to believe, buy this or nothing else is worth.

An officer is an expert HR professional as he has the responsibilities of looking after leave, pay , morale, motivation and team spirit of his men onboard under all conditions,including transfers in case ashore billet. More over in case of casualty onboard the complete  formalities of documentation, disposal and pension. More over in case of breach of discipline onboard , he has statutory powers to award punishments.

An all rounder is the right word for a naval officer because apart from above mentioned responsibilities he also dons the hats of :-

a. Judge whilst in the jury of court martial.

b. Becomes a trainer when ashore at training establishment.

c.  First aid expert when onboard a ship which does not have a doctor.

d. Damage control and firefighting specialist at sea, if need arises due to incidents.

e. Final technical authority  for optimum exploitation of sensors, weapons, machinery at Sea.

f. Auditing of financials for accounts onboard.

Needless to say an officer has high integrity and morale fibre.  He is a man with high efficiency, durability and is a gentleman to the core.

 

Indiannavy

By Cdr Sanjeev Deshpande, Retd, Sourced ..https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/multi-faceted-professional-indian-naval-officer-cdr-sanjeev?trk=v-feed&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_recent_activity_details_shares%3B1ey5iwpwfMuUoLrQhVC%2BrQ%3D%3D