Saturday, April 19, 2014

The 'Right Discipline' at Work....

A businessman had interviewed a number of eligible Applicants for a few Managers’ Posts advertised.... A common question was asked to each one of them as the selection criteria for the Post….

“What is your strategy to remain in the business and constantly work for its improvement?”

Various candidates have answered in various ways repeating what they had learnt earlier….

‘Caring for the Customer is the most important criteria to remain in business…. The Customer is a very important person on our premises.... He is the back bone of all our activities in business....They say the Customer is a King in our business.... Actually the Customer is more than that; He is God! Here alone.........'

‘The Manger is the important link between the Supervisors/ Workmen and higher Officials…. I see that the communication here up the hierarchy is ever kept smooth with timely information on the activities of….....’

‘I pay full attention for discipline at my work…. Discipline alone works the best as it cuts short the time and energy wastages…. Thus, I see that laziness never creeps in at my Work Spot with any one in the Group and take severe disciplinary action…......’

‘Timely actions save many times from a serious downfall…. Procrastination is the thief of time and here alone a Manager has a great Role to play…. I have a Plan of ..........’

‘Financial discipline is the core ingredient of all business Ventures…. I see that….’ Etc…. Etc....

One candidate answered thus….

‘At my work, the Customer, in the form of either direct or indirect Customer, the Boss and the Sub-ordinates constantly interact with me…. In that process, daily I will spend a little more of my personal time, energy and monies on these people than stipulated in my Code of Conduct at my work for their betterment and ease.... At the back of this additional contribution alone, I will follow the rest of all that I learned so far such as.............

The business man gave one hundred percent marks to the candidate and selected him as one of his Managers....


  1. Nice share :). I guess the idea of work and its ideals varies from person to person, but this very well sums up the essentialities ...

    1. Yes, Vinay! Sometimes, if I question myself whether the Customer is important or myself in No 1 position in life itself, I truly don't get an answer as living without the Customer Concept is never possible.... Thanks for the good comment!