Happy with Work from Home Model? Redefining the whole World’s employment and employee engagement trend.
With the lifestyle we had before COVID 19, our social life had got restricted to an extent of hardly any interaction with our neighbors, or we weren’t even familiar with the faces in our own apartments, or we hardly found time for our distant family members. Post-Covid, our social lives will be further curbed as deliverables will matter more and not the number of hours which will make us glued to our laptops for more than the hours we spent in offices and travel. Social life will suffer. Relations with spouses will get stressed as there isn’t a break given in a relation. Life and relations will get monotonous and more repetitive. You won’t be able to walk into anyone’s house without prior permission but only on weekends. Work-life won’t end once you reach home. Work-life balance will get imbalanced to the extent of not being able to distinguish the ending line between work and personal life.
Post-2008 recession, the measuring parameters for performance had got rigid and one resource was required to do the work of two resources. Luxuries and benefits were cut down. Furthermore, Technology is advanced to the extent of tracking and measuring performances more rigorously. Hereon, Companies won’t be measuring seconds and minutes, but the amount of results yielded. Task quality and Task duration won’t be emphasised upon, but ROI on the resource and success ratios for tasks assigned will be measured. Since efforts won’t be visible only results will be measured.
Competition will worsen. It’s always a mutual deal of ‘Give and Take’ with any Employer for an Employee. Now the definition of giving will be redefined. The ratios of variable pay compared to salaries increased after the last recession. And were applicable to most of the roles unlike earlier, wherein only Seniors had variable pay or very less people in the Company had Variable pay. Now even salaries will be clearly compared with the delivered outcome.
All Individual Contributing roles will convert on Work from Home. More sectors will adapt to the same. Welcome to the virtual heaven which we are eager to turn out to hell.
Humbleness is a curse or a blessing? It’s a curse when people look down upon you. It’s a blessing when they value your worth. 99% of the people feel you are unworthy, weak, moronic when you are humble. That’s the reason you find very few of them.
What should motivate you to be humble? Mere reason that you should respect every single person either for his/her knowledge, or position, or age motivates you to be humble. And respect will be earned only when you respect others.
Enjoying luxuries. Such an important component for a stable world economy. “World economy is collapsing because we are buying only what we need” So finally realized, that, the world economy is flourishing because of our luxuries and not because of our needs.
What an irony of our lifestyle? We are contributing to the world economy because we are enjoying a luxurious life and still complaining that we are not enjoying enough. The economy had achieved its boom before lockdown only because of all our efforts in keeping our luxuries as our utmost priority. Leading a grounded and simple life with basic essential necessities is like a sin in today’s world. Enjoy more, lead a more luxurious life, avail more loans for buying unwanted things or needs for the use of 10 yrs later. And eventually, dump it because it’s no more on the trend. Or buy things for one-time use and then dump it. Fill up your home, space with things that we will need to show off. And compromise on your needs. When trends change dump them and again chase the trend. This is what we’ve been doing all these years in this generation. Keep it up.
When the Amazon rain forest was on fire, we lost 2.3 million animals. When Australian forests caught fire, 1 billion animals died. Forget about mourning or taking corrective actions, we weren’t even bothered to make ourselves aware of the numbers.
And today here we are counting deaths and affected cases in every country. Making news content and selling it again. Panicking looking at the death toll.
Because our fear for death is so huge and deaths in the forests were from other species and deaths now are from our own species. So PANIC? We are just paying for our sins. Why shouldn’t there be acceptance now?
If we want to say we are fearing for our families? Then we weren’t born with them or were not supposed to die with them either. They lived before us and we’re supposed to live after us too. God has plans for the animals with no mouth to speak, brains as superior as ours or strength to express. He will take care of them to. We only cared takers for our family, facilitators …not the CREATOR HIMSELF. And we are destined to die on the day he has decided. NOT A MINUTE EARLY OR LATER. So stop panicking. Life begins at a point where the fear of death vanishes. Live without fear, majestically and with empathy for all HIS CREATIONS of any species.
Covid 19 has been one of its kind in the last 100 yrs after Spanish Flu in 1919 which lasted two years and infected 500 million people, about a quarter of world’s populated.Of Course the medical technology is on different level today to find cure or immunization sooner reducing the chaos. But the impact of any pandemic will cause equal magnitude of losses proportionate to the financial scenario.
Industry developments : Certain actions for next 18 months is suicidal for any organization once this lockdown opens.
Permanent Hiring Inaccurate Manpower Planning Official Travels Fixed pay Variable pay ratios Back up resources Bench strength of even a month Support staff hiring Performance management
Whether Domestic companies serving Indian/International markets or International companies serving any International markets.,No Government or Private Organization have been able to anticipate the losses this will incur in totality. Or Because the duration of this scenario is still going unpredictable the count of lives lost and the impact on the economy because of these lives is not known yet. or the impact geographically ; like the countries affected have had what contribution to the stabilty of economy in the respective countries or other countries aren’t completely measurable in this scenario.
All calculations, predictions in terms of financial planning,Industry perceptions will go beyond any and everyone’s mastery and the best of data analysis.
The after effects of Covid 19 are completely invisible because crisis is still ongoing. Every support team will become a burden for the organization, operations will get more stringent,expectations of Employer will be sky high. Cost efficiency which was everyone’s concern in the last two decades because of the highest level of competition from global players in every sector will now trickle down to the level of measuring cost of every task by every employee at every minute in every sector and department. Industry has always become more demanding and wiser with every recession. There will be only 2 types of employees who will survive.Real Robots and Human Robots.Now this pandemic will make every resource work like a robot. And AI will dominate the market to cut down on the cost eliminating most of the employees in the name of efficiency raised to an extent of 200 to 300% as the basic standards. After 2008 recession, industry innovated and transformed with an accelerated speed – hikes were controlled, layoffs became a common topic till yesterday, performance measuring techniques became more stringent. Bench strength word became a sin. Now after this pandemic, even a week’s cost for an employee will become a sin.All coordinating jobs will become an extra cost for the organization’s. Tolerance levels of every Manager and Management will become minus infinity. All because of Darwin’s theory, “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” Be it an Employee or Employer or Company
Hope is the only possible thing we can think of. And prayer is the only easiest thing to do. We want everything to be done by others or God. But can we do something which will not pull us into this chaos again? Can we follow the rules of nature? With a little discipline, sincerity, and sustainability not to show anyone, not to do a favor on other beings but by understanding their equal rights. And considering our duties towards other beings to coexist with us. Here we were considering community, race, religion …and God clarified with a strong message that all creations of His are one community- all species, across the universe. Can there be a harder way of learning this lesson? Or should we be still stuck again in petty thoughts like who did it? Why they did? How they did it?
‘The World is Shattered with a Virus’ or should we correct this statement- ‘Human beings are shattered with a Virus’. Other than human beings every other living being is at peace and celebrating.The trees, animals, rivers- all are happy.They have been tired and facing life threat because of our noise pollution, air pollution, water pollution and land pollution too.
We never learnt our lessons. We considered ourselves supreme and here we are facing the wrath of all these beings and nature. This is still the huge warning which Nature and God have given us.Because mankind might still survive with some reduction in population.But if we still continue with our habits , eventually we might become an endangered species and then turn out to be extinct by nature very soon.
So after this chaos subsides, I believe, we need to have a compulsory lock down monthly thrice. To maintain the balance in ecosystem. And to reboot the nature
I pity these women who get An addict for husband (alcoholic, smoking, tobacco, drugs etc…,) A lazy person or A timid person with zero confidence The family gets him married with the so-called their version of ‘HOPE’ that he will improve after marriage. And the bride is completely unaware of these hard facts.
She agrees for marriage with her version of HOPE that she is getting a life partner who will love her, respect her, care for her and understands his responsibilities well towards her, their family and the future. She comes together to find shelter under him in the society to love, respect, care- for him and his family and be reciprocated for all of it. To her dismay and distress, she discovers the adverse situation hidden and finally comes to terms with it. This is where her version of HOPE disappears and merges with the HOPE of her husband’s family. Suddenly she starts believing that she is the reincarnation of Satyavan’s Savitri who fought Lord Yama for her husband’s life. She takes his cruelness, frustrations, disrespect, harsh words, comments, ill-treatment more like a servant than a wife. And eventually forgets her identity, her wishes, the definition of happiness, love, marriage, care, partner and lives a mechanical life with minimal feelings for anything. A life ruined for someone’s ‘HOPE’. Should it be called ‘HOPE’ or GAMBLING with someone’s life because you have raised an unworthy human being?