How we think of our work influences how we approach it. Do we think of it as a ‘task’ or as ‘impact’?
Any task will create an impact. So, does it really matter as to how we view it? It does, let’s see how….
Task is specific, its finite and neatly fits into our weekly or daily To Do List. And it seems manageable, easy to get done, not to mention the healthy dose of dopamine that we get while ticking it off end of day or week!
So, where’s the challenge?
When we look at our work as ‘task’ – we run the risk of running like a horse with blinkers. It limits our ability to think of possibilities, look at big picture and see the interconnections.
Worse still, when someone points out the misses, we tend to get defensive…
In contrast, when we look at something as impact, it broadens our perspectives. It helps Big Picture thinking – looking at opportunities, possibilities, challenges and the consequences. Hence, the actions I need to take..
Any task can be converted into impact or vice versa? Choice is ours…
Time to pause and reflect on our preference and think of the shift to make.
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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