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Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-47

29 May , 2015,
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Dear Friend,

Please refer our previous blog, Blog No. 46, in which we discussed a very important topic – Attrition – which has tremendous impact on the stability of – an organization, expertise development process, and a professional.

Let’s take up yet another very important topic – Work Ambience. In the previous blog, we have looked into its relation with attrition. Let’s look into how to ensure a right Work Ambience to ensure Happy Engineering – a state which will ensure the achievement of our objective (What?).

An engineering organization is like an ecosystem itself with multiple entities, like Technical Teams, Accounts, Human Resource, Procurement, Admin, etc. – working for a common purpose to service requirements towards growth of the organization and professional fulfillment of its work force. Now like for any other ecosystem to sustain, there is an absolute need for harmony and synergy among the different entities of an engineering organization. Having accepted it, let’s look at the obstacles in ensuring the fulfillment of this need:

(i)                  Senior management lacking in clarity and confidence

(ii)                Senior management losing real-time contact with the work force

(iii)               Missing organization structure with defined roles & responsibilities

(iv)              Difficult and / or ill-defined processes

(v)                Missing transparency in appraisal and reward process

(vi)              Missing vision to ensure organizational growth to accommodate the growth of its work force

(vii)             Missing organization stamina to work through difficulties & challenges

It takes a good start, and sustained effort to build anything worthwhile…so is the case here!

How to make it easy? – We’ll discuss it in our next blog.

Do share your thoughts…to help us think better before putting down the content in our next blog.

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

contact@infidof.com

Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-46

15 May , 2015,
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Dear Friend,

Please refer our previous blog, Blog No. 45, in which we traced the link between International Labor Day and Engineering, and identified a few key factors which would help sustain a great Engineering Support Ecosystem.

Earlier in Blog No. 42, we proposed to take up various obstacles on the way of our achieving our Objective. Then we took up two very important obstacles – one, Gaps in Expertise, and second, Process Compliance.

Today let us take up one more obstacle – Attrition.

Before we look into the reasons for attrition, let’s think over its impact (so that we can look into the reasons with a greater sense of urgency). The primary impact is:

  • An organization loses a resource for whom it invested in training, on-job learning, familiarizing with its aspirations and operational framework, building up customer confidence, etc.
  • A resource loses a ground worked hard on and having to do ground work again.

It will help us to identify the reasons for attrition if we look at the details of a scenario in which “Attrition is just not possible”:

  • An ambience of respect and concern
  • An ambience of ease and focus
  • An ambience of professional challenges for personal growth
  • An ambience of business stability
  • Fair and rewarding Performance Appraisal System
  • Organizational sensitivity and effort for resource alignment with organization’s vision
  • Room for accommodating individual traits and aspirations

Do you see any other elements?

The actual scenario that exists is, generally speaking, far from being one in which “Attrition is just not possible”….

Let’s see how the actual scenario seems to be:

Ideal

Actual

An ambience of respect and concern An ambience of “Mind your work, we have no mind for you
An ambience of ease and focus An ambience of no focus, or an ambience of painful focus to meet timelines
An ambience of professional challenges for personal growth An ambience of money-making without caring for individual’s growth
Fair and rewarding Performance Appraisal System An irrelevant Appraisal System with very limited interest in keeping an individual delighted
Organizational sensitivity and effort for resource alignment with organization’s vision No sensitivity for individual’s alignment – “Fall in line, or get lost
Room for accommodating individual traits and aspirations Flat, conservative and unwise business model with no such room

 

…and hence the attrition-related discomforts – both for organizations and individuals!

A seed should attain its full growth when planted in a soil… We, as the farmers, have all that it takes to account for!

Let’s introspect further…It’s important!

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

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