Director's Message

The Getting-It-Done Quotient

In my close to 2 decades of experience, I have come across hundreds of individuals with different backgrouds, degrees, experience levels, culture, nationalities etc. But what is amazing to realize is that the GID (Getting-It-Done) quotient of each one is completely independent from all these external attributes that an individual carries.

I would love to narrate 2 case in points here about 2 individuals who were part of my team.

Case 1 :

Name : Mr. X

Job profile : Office boy - running errands and misc. support

Education level - Illiterate

Incident : My office was at 2nd floor. An executive table gets delivered at my office (and I am out for a meeting).

Problem 1 - there is no lift and the table has to be taken to second floor via stairs. Mr. X cannot do it alone. He requests the delivery boys - to help him - and he gets it delivered inside the office.

Problem 2 - X realizes that the table would not get inside my cabin - since the door opening was smaller than the width of the table by few inches. What can be done ? X goes to a nearby cycle repair shop (Where he used to get his cycle repaired) - borrows screwdrivers and other tools - unscrews the entire cabin door - gets the table inside my cabin - screws and fixes the heavy door back again - and returns the tools back (no money spent). All this done - without even my knowledge.

Case 2 :

Name : Miss Y

Job profile : Admin assistant

Education level - Commerce Graduate

Incident : I call up my admin assistant and ask her to keep some prints ready. I was out of office. When I come back - the prints are not there and I ask her the reason.

Problem - She tells me that there was no stationary in the office. I tell her why did she not go ahead and buy it. (we had a stationary shop just below our office). And she was like - she did not know that there was a shop and I was not in the office to approve the expense. I think one of the most lamest reasons to not get the things done.

Now coming back to our GID Quotient. If I have to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 -

Mr X is clearly 9+

Ms Y is clearly 3-

So how to we raise the GID Quotient of a team ?

Any organization can craft an impressive strategic plan. Sadly, the hard part is actually accomplishing something.

And its the gap between the plan and execution that makes the entire difference. The only way this gap can tend to zero is with a very strong attitude towards Getting-Things-Done. Creating a culture of execution begins with the knowledge that developing plans and strategic initiatives is just the starting point. It also requires adopting the mindset that a highly skilled and engaged work force—while important—will not ensure effective execution. Many leaders have a blind spot in this area. Either they believe that their job is setting the direction, and execution is the responsibility of lower-level managers, or they assume that if they clearly communicate an exciting vision of the future to an engaged work force, everything else will fall into place. But sadly - I have learned it the hard way that - it does not happen.

a) Have a solid plan that also talks about execution. It should encompass - operational delays, bottlenecks in work processes, avoiding duplication of effort, setting priorities and deadlines, reporting mechanism and measurability.

b) Prepare for potential problems before they happen so that one snag in the system won’t throw everyone completely off course. Keep in mind that the most useful plans are flexible starting points that can be easily changed to address new needs or challenges as you encounter them.

c) Clarity - It's often difficult to get things done because people don't understand their role, responsibilities, or what exactly is expected of them. Leaders may simply believe they are too busy to spell things out, not realizing the possible consequences of failing to do so.

d) Communicate expectations - Goals should be set even for those things that can't be easily measured. Even though some goals may be difficult to quantify, all goals can be verified.

e) Its ok to fail - Team should not be scared to openly share bad news or failures.

   

Leo’s Roar by Leo

Greetings from Virginia! The year 2021 is almost gone. A little over 30 days remaining. So … it’s time to take stock of where we are and make plans (resolutions) for the year ahead.

Where We’ve Been

It seems like the last year was a repeat of 2019 and 2020 ... with a glimmer of hope that the pandemic was ebbing, and things might get back to normal. But what is normal? I can’t seem to remember what normal was before the pandemic, let alone envision what normal will be in the future. Suffice that we’ve been through a roller coaster of highs and lows, family challenges, business challenges, and personal challenges. Kind of like a we’re being tested to see if we’re worthy. But the bottom line is we survived. We grew closer together. And we learned to focus on where we’re going, not where we’ve been.

Where We’re Going

I know where I want to go. I want things to settle down. I want regularity in what I do and in my relationships. And I want to continue to invest in my future: improving my health, my education, and my relationships. I’ve learned how much these all mean to me and I want to double-down on them.

My New Year’s Resolutions

To kick off the new year of 2022 I’m making a list of the 10 things I will focus on:

1. Exercise – I resolve to exercise for an hour a day and increase my running distance by 5 miles (8 km) each month. Including a balance of stretching, meditation, and physical exercise. Maybe even yoga. Combined with 6-8 hours of restful sleep.

2. Diet – I resolve to lose 5-10 pounds (21/2-41/2 kg) and keep it off. I’ll do this by watching what I eat, limiting carbohydrates, and not binge eating. Note to self: I need to research healthy diets.

3. Skills – I resolve to learn a new skill every month. For January, I want to learn how to juggle. You know, keeping three balls in the air at the same time. I have a book on learning to juggle that I’ve never read. For February, I’m thinking I’ll learn a magic trick. I’ll update you each month on the skill I’ve chosen to learn over the next month.

4. Certifications – I resolve to get a formal certification once each quarter. For the first quarter, I’m going to focus on project management. I’ll need to research the appropriate course of study and certification methods over the next couple of weeks. More next month.

5. Family – I resolve to be a better husband, father, brother, and brother-in-law by maintaining regular contact with my family. I’ll do this by setting aside regular periods of time to spend time with each family member, whether in-person or by phone. I particularly want them all to know how much I love them and value our time together. If nothing else, these past several years have taught me not to take my family for granted.

6. Friends – I resolve to be a better friend by communicating more frequently with my close circle of friends. They, too, need to know how much I value their friendship and counsel. I’m not setting any specific goals, but I’ll keep you posted on how we stay close.

7. Co-Workers – I resolve to be more involved at work on employee committees and initiatives. What I’m getting at here is that I want to do more to help the company, not just focus on my technical tasks. No specific goals here, too, but I’ll keep you posted.

8. Community – I resolve to be more involved in my local community. I’m moving to a new town this month, so I have a grand opportunity to get to know my new neighbors by volunteering for community activities. I really don’t know what’s available yet, so I’ll have to update you on this resolution next month.

9. Nation – I resolve to be a knowledgeable and involved citizen in my community, State, and Country. In a democracy or republic (like the United States), this means not only making the time to vote in elections but staying informed on the issues and researching the best positions to support. Much more on this in the new year.

10. World – I resolve to do something to help my fellow men and women around the world. This is a big task, but one that I gladly accept. Even simple, mundane tasks can benefit the entire globe. Like reducing pollution or sharing with less fortunate members of society. I’ll have to think more about this, but I’m committed to doing something of merit. I’ll keep you posted.

So … this is my list of resolutions for 2022. I challenge you to work on your list and share your accomplishments each month during future Org-Wide calls. I’ll ask for volunteers to share each month. Until then, as Kunalsinh says, ““Be Safe, Work Hard, Eat Well, Sleep Tight”. I will!

Bye for now … Leo

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Rohit Moga

15th December

Rohit is an MCA graduate from Gujarat University. He is working with GlobalVox for almost 2 years. He is working with us as an Oracle DBA and also an Oracle Certified Associate Architect. Currently he is also involved into various assignments as an Cloud Engineer & DevOps. Apart from his curiosity of the tech-world, he is passionate about music and is a flautist.

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