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An article by Ambika Nautiyal, Head - HR, BIFM
For this issue I have a lovely story to share with you all. How often do you let other people's nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly one can get back their focus on what's important. A few years ago, I learned this lesson. I learned it in the back of a London taxi cab. I was there with my wife who was pursuing her DPhil as a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of York in UK. Here's what happened. I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for King's Cross Station. We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car's back end by just inches! The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean... he was friendly. So, I asked, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!" And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck." "Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it. And if you let them, they'll dump it on you. When someone wants to dump on you, don't take it personally. You just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. You'll be happy you did." I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their garbage and spread it to other people: at work, at home, on the streets? It was that day I said to myself, "I'm not going to do it anymore." Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. Love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. Never let the garbage truck run over you.... Enjoy the articles in this issue and do contribute.
Hey, before you begin concluding anything else, let me clarify that the answer to the question in the title is: HR attracts women most! The first fact that I’d prefer to emphasize on is that HR is not a ‘soft and fluffy’ department as perceived by a few. The truth is that HR is a profession based around people and people skills. Men – and this is too deep a topic to be specific about – tend to be attracted to areas that are more systematic, more structured and more competitive. That is the reason why women, and so many of them, flock around HR. “Anyone who gets close to HR knows it is anything but soft,” says a tough woman in HR. “But I think the common misconception is something that has, in the past, acted as a disincentive for men to get involved in the profession.” It is reasonable to reject the popular argument that women are more attracted to HR because they are in some way genetically predisposed to the nature of the job. There may be a slight element of predisposition, but surely nothing deeper than that. Historically, the roots of HR go as far back as the late 19th century, when the role of welfare workers was to take care of women and girls in the workforce. These welfare workers were all women, and as more women entered the workplace during the two world wars, the number in welfare work increased and their role expanded to include recruitment and training. Truth is that HR is a job where the amount of power you have lies in your ability to influence other people, whereas in many other jobs, you have power through position. Women who come into HR and do well are particularly good at influencing other people. The key HR skills in many areas are the ability to empathize, relate and influence, and use emotional intelligence. This does not mean that men don’t have emotional intelligence, but in HR the women who do well have bags and bags of it. It is vital to understand that the days of demanding industrial/ employee relations roles created macho environments that appealed to men. Now HR is focused on developing, engaging and supporting people, and it is, therefore, more attractive to women. Hope the readers now understand what attracts women most! #
“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” (Gautam Buddha)
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An article by Ravinder Walia, Research Analyst, BLB Limited
The role of globalization today
Globalization is interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. The current wave of globalization has been driven by policies that have opened up economies domestically and internationally. In the years since World War - II, many governments have adopted free-market economic systems, vastly increasing their own productive potential and creating myriad new opportunities for international trade and investment. A defining feature of globalization, therefore, is an international industrial and financial business structure. Technology has been the other principal driver of globalization. Advances in information technology in particular, have dramatically transformed economic life. Information technologies have given all sorts of individual economic actors — consumers, investors, businesses — valuable new tools for identifying and pursuing economic opportunities, including faster and more informed analyses of economic trends around the world, easy transfers of assets, and a collaboration with far-flung partners. To find the right balance between the benefits and costs associated with globalization, students need to understand not just how globalization works but even the policy choices facing them and their societies. MBA schools must be able to provide an accurate analysis of the issues and controversies regarding globalization, without the slogans or ideological biases generally found in any discussion of this topic. Students should be made to understand the meaning of globalization and how it relates to migration, development, trade, and human rights.
An article by Prashant Anand, Sr. BDE, BIFM.
What is graphic design?
Graphic design is just a way to communicate with colors, images, layout, fonts, white space on paper, screen or film. This is a simplistic definition. However, discovering the essence of a graphic design or an advertisment is almost like trying to gather droplets of water with open hand. Of all the wonderful ideas that flow without a pause, those that linger are the the ones that exist as expressions. It is these expressions that communicate the truth of businesses and individuals. So in a way, design is just lining things up in the right perspective. But to me, Graphic Design is the art (yes it’s an art) of visual communication. It’s a little broad, but so is the field itself. As said earlier, designing is all about communicating information to other human beings. It’s a way of presenting this information visually in a pleasant, (anti-) structural way. Thus one can say that designing is also devising ways to visually present and organize information. A good designer generally uses visual elements to convey an emotion or statement. The aim is an intentional collection of pixels to serve as a visual aid. Because it is intentional, this work needs lots of focus in solitude. In a nutshell then, graphic design is the art of placing images and text in such a way that the overall result is aesthetically pleasing as well as informative. It is the arrangement and integration of visual elements — perceived or deemed necessary — composed for the purpose of communicating an idea or message. To conclude, this function in any organisation is what creates a harmony between aspirations and fulfilment.
An article by Ajay Sharma, Sr. Graphic Designer, BIFM.
“Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.”
(William Butler Yeats)
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About your future
An article by Arvind Passey
ast-focused people sabotage themselves with yesterday's mantras
that become today's expectations: "Yeah, I attempted that before and didn't succeed;" "I got rejected once already so I'm not going to make that mistake again;" or "No one listens to my ideas." The conclusion is simple: Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. This is true of not just professionals but also of students who aspire to get into the best institutes and colleges. Those who let their past get in the way of their future are making an error. Those who self-determine what they're going to do, can do, or might be able to do by what they didn't do, haven't done, or even failed at remain aligned to an anchor of failure! Get over this as soon as and as fast as you can. All that happened yesterday may be true but they forget that they're in-charge of deciding if it's still going to be true for them tomorrow. We cannot possibly change our past, but remember that life is about the choices we still get to make. It's only too late when we give up, stop trying, or believe our negative self-talk press releases! Say NO to negative self-talk press releases!! Students who are winning and tasting success in examinations know that what happens tomorrow is affected not by yesterday, but by today. They follow a philosophy akin to my refrigerator magnet's counsel, believing "Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life." They don't dwell on their mistakes, less than optimal performance or occasional missed balls. They accept them, learn from them and move on. Then, they do something so it doesn't happen again. It is by far much better to let the dreams of your past be the reality of your future instead of allowing failures of the past to block your future!
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Such aspirants and dreamers are focused on what is to come. Their energy is spent figuring out how to do better, not tearing themselves down for yesterday's results. Try to reread this paragraph and grasp the essence. In simpler terms, don't allow yourself to be hijacked by what examination you didn't clear, the concept-understanding you're disappointed in, what pot-holes slowed you down, which subject gives you the jitters or what time-spans you missed out on. Let the past be the past. Focus instead on what you can do now to impact your future. What must always interest you is what time-table you can make now for a brighter and successful future… and the determination with which you can stick to it! Every successful student makes his/ her share of mistakes. It is not the mistakes and blunders that matter; what matters is how well you handle them. The winning students decide to do better, taking ball catching lessons if need be and practicing, learning and growing their skills so the next time the ball is thrown to them they will confidently catch it. It is vital to realize here that it is confidence on your own self, on your abilities that adds up and strengthens every stride that you take into a future that you dream for yourself! Let me quote Ayn Rand, the celebrated author who wrote in the existential vein: “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”
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