Employees in organizations today, face a very grave problem. They do not set their priorities right in demanding situations. They fail to plan for their materialistic craving and succumb to the demands of their organization at the cost of staying fiscally healthy. The inability to 'see-through' the way any business behaves and the incapability to assess the behaviour of colleagues, causes them great hardships - sometimes grave enough to disrupt their careers for good. Is there any way one can dole out relevant experiences to them, so that they pick up the relevant lessons and use them effectively in their lives? This thoughtbecame the purpose of my blog – Think Inward
Thinking ‘right’ is not about thinking ‘correctly’ or ‘incorrectly’, but more about thinking ‘inwardly’ or ‘outwardly’. The problem with organisational thinking is that most of the times it thinks outward when it should actually be doing the opposite. ‘Thinking Inward’ is when we address issues by putting ourselves in others shoes and feeling sensitised and alert on possible responses upon our action. ‘Thinking Outward’ is when we address issues that seem to have meaning to others, but without understanding the nature of that importance.
Business is more about people; their aspirations; their drive; their motivation and their emotions. Their performance and sense of accountability is the by-product of their strong emotional hooks in that organization. ‘Think Inward’ attempts to focus on and understand these ‘hooks’ to enable us to have a firmer knowledge and control on our business environment.
The foundation of ‘Think Inward’ is to understand the context: the everyday reality of the learner. Not what we think it is, but rather what is actually is. And to understand that we need to gather issues, analyze critically, exchange thoughts, have conversations etc.
‘Think Inward’ focuses on issues that are significant to the organisation, significant to support existing processes, significant to justify our current position and has an impact on customers, learners, employees, individuals – the entire ecosystem of that business.
Having served over two decades as a business leader with specific focus on new initiatives in emerging & mid cap growth technology businesses in international markets, it was high time for me to pen down my experiences and perceptions accumulated during my exciting journey.
I sincerely feel that this attempt will help the aspiring next generation to get a valuable perspective in terms of evolving concepts and possibilities.
Enjoy ‘Think Inward’ and god bless!