manage work pressures…..

During my college days of engineering and management, I realised that my mind was most sharp and absorbent closest to the examination day. Almost as if the pressure of exam deadline inspired a great sense of what was important and what could be ignored and stimulated the brain to function at a far higher capacity than otherwise. I cultivated this syndrome carefully and relied on its immense power to see me through those tough study years, as I am sure a lot of you would have done too! Even at work a certain amount of pressure equips you with that unique creative edge to get you through trying and difficult times. Just that going beyond a limit can have consequences at personal and professional levels. Unfortunately in the recent times this pressure situation has extended in time period and deepened in intensity manifolds. Organisations are

The opportunity mindset

There was an MNC making shoes. The director of the company sent his regional manager to Africa to assess the continent’s potential to buy shoes. After a short stay, the manager returned and reported “People walk bare footed in Africa, no one wears shoes, hence no potential to sell shoes there”. The director was not a man who would easily take no for an answer. He sent another manager to make another independent assessment. On his return, the second manager was jumping with joy, when he declared – “There is a huge market for shoes in Africa, as people walk bare footed and no one wears shoes. So high potential for our company to sell shoes” The second manager saw