One doesn’t need to refer to any survey to know that corporate professionals in India do not rate very high on the happiness index. If productivity and attrition figures are not enough pointers, have a chat with the doctors who are treating lifestyle diseases, both physical and psychological, for people as young in their 20’s all the way to 60. The upcoming elections in India are throwing up some very interesting pointers to maybe not the solution, but the way forward.
I was reading a report this morning about New Zealand having a scarcity of IT workers. A significant reason is that the kids in the country find it “uncool” and “geeky”. This is despite the available IT professionals getting “rockstar” salaries (again, the Report terminology :-). What irony!! I set thinking on the dichotomy. In this uber info-centric world, who are our Demi Gods? Regardless of the field (and thank heavens, many “geeky” types make it too!), here are a few things common to them:
This is most fascinating grey area where I find many executives wondering what they can get, when they step out to make a change. With this post, I’m hoping to clear things not just for leadership candidates but also for those who are somewhere on the middle of the ladder.