December 31, 2009
Rancho's views on Human Resource Management...
I watched the bollywood movie '3 idiots' today. A truly fantastic experience.I especially loved the character of Rancho played by Aamir Khan. I could relate with the character. Rancho is a witty engineering student who is truly passionate about machines and applies his theoretical knowledge in as many real life opportunities as possible. He doesn't chase high paid placement offers or an American dream. He wants to pursue excellence alone. He is passionate about people especially his friends and can go to any extent to help them in the most dire situations. He is also an impractical optimist who turns impractical possibilities into practical realities.
No wonder, I am influenced and inspired by the character. So I am attempting to post Rancho's views on managing people if he was a real character with strong and sincere opinion on HR issues.
Here it goes:
1. Finding out your employee's true passion in the business is worth it. Set him free and have faith in him.
2. Ensure that your employees do not turn cynical and always try to preserve their goodness.
3. Be there for your employees in their good times as well as bad times.
4. Be a constant learner and strive towards contributing towards the future of your domain.
5. Know what is right for people first and then for business. That's the only way to be the best business partner.
6. Help to fulfill your employee's dream by empowering them and they would empower your business.
7. Know your self priorities but try to be as selfless as possible. HR is a tough domain because of this reason but it is beautiful because of the same reason too.
8. Be candid about your opinion on people and business. But try not hurting others' sentiments in the process. Be sensitive.
9. Put theory knowledge in practice wherever possible.
10. Be an impractical optimist. At times, it is the most practical thing in business.
11. Whenever in self doubt or problem, say to yourself 'All izzzzzzzzzzz welllll' ... It might not solve your problem but it would give you the courage to find the solution...