“I travel every week; no one has ever stopped me”; screams the agitated passenger.
“I have been working for years, I know my job”; says the CISF person sternly.
Argument continues! The passenger gets angrier with every passing second; he refuses to budge. This goes on, much to the chagrin of the passengers standing in a long queue behind.
Conflicts are a commonplace – it’s easier to get into a conflict, than refrain from one!
Many a times, conflicts arise from our inability to go beyond the overt behavior of the other personand look at their intention. Consider the CISF person in this case – with Republic Day round the corner, the security has been beefed up. He is not doing it to trouble the passengers, he is doing it for passenger safety.
The moment we go beyond the actions and look at the intention, it’s easier to see the other person’s perspective. It reduces the worst distance between two people – misunderstanding!Thereby the chances of conflict!
Question is, how often do we consciously go beyond the obvious and try to understand the other person’s intention? I have failed several times. It’s not easy, one has to make efforts to go beyond the obvious and look at the intentions.
At the outset, I would like to thank you for stopping by my Blog.
I believe that there is nothing right or wrong in this world. What’s right in this moment and context may be wrong in another moment and context. This belief has inspired me to name my blog ‘Perspectives’.
Perspectives is a platform for me to share my experiences, thoughts and perspectives on various subjects. You may have a different point of view. I look forward to hearing them, these are the triggers for rich and deep conversations.
On personal front, I live in Mumbai, India. I love to read; Somerset Maugham and Nevil Shute are my favorite authors. My favorite books are The Razor’s Edge, Mrs. Craddock, Chequer Board and Gone with the Wind. I am thankful to my father who inculcated the habit of reading in me early on.
I am also passionate about traveling, I have been to most parts of India and to several countries across the globe.
On professional front, I work in Human Resources function. Over two and half decades, I have worked across multiple industries and cultures. I focus on Leadership Development, Talent Management, Visioning and Culture, Large-scale change, Employee Listening & Engagement, Employee Well-being, Inclusive work culture, HR effectiveness, Behavior and Mind-set shifts through sustained interventions
I currently lead Organization Effectiveness Function for Aditya Birla Group, a $44.3 billion conglomerate with 120000 employees across 35 countries.
I sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading my blog. I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.
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