In my professional career of over twenty four years, I have been fortunate to associate with global brands like Honda, Zenith, Sprint, HP, Acer and more. Working my way through the corporate echelons; interacting with heads, peers, colleagues and friends across diverse cultures, my journey has been full of lessons learnt and given. And I am aware that the best is yet to come.
Blessed with a strong engineering and an entrepreneurial mindset, I have enjoyed my work in various capacities. Enjoying my hands-on approach to business automation with judicious use of soft skills, domain insight, technology and business applications, I have been successful in leading some complex initiatives.
One of the key strengths that I feel most of us are blessed with is the power of observation. The power to see through people, circumstances, text, situations etc., which gives us enough tools to analyse, predict and shape the future. But the sheer pace of life does not give us enough time to put this power of observation to productive use. We are thus faced with situations like market surprises, employee attrition, customer dissatisfaction, business losses and much more.
‘Looking Inward’ is about exploring these triggers that evoke emotions and responses in our dynamic working places. The triggers that most of us could have foreseen had we observed the subtle changes around us and looked at these changes objectively.
Through my blog, I intend to cover my key areas of interest:
• technology and automation,
• change management,
• productivity issues,
• organizational behavior, and
• talent development and many more…
Life teaches us many lessons. It is our fortune that we get opportunities to mend ways and improvise our performance; be it in a business environment or on a social canvas. In my association with my managers, colleagues and adversaries; there is one lesson that I have learnt:
‘An Organization is all about people; their aspirations; their drive; their motivation and their emotions. Their performance and sense of accountability is the byproduct of their strong emotional hooks in that organization. You manage their hooks well and you are on your path to success’.
Looking Inward is also about applying this knowledge to highlight the importance and relevance of these triggers in managing our business environment. It is not meant to be a high-tech management blog. But it is my attempt to put matter in simple terms for younger generations to understand, comprehend and use.
If you desire to share on this blog, please feel free to reach me at milwagh (at) gmail.com. Any suggestions are most welcome.