Musing !!!

I did my education and pursue my career in two different lanes. My degree equipped me with the very basics of a collection of technical skills while my job ensures that i interact with the very human beings that make this technology tick.

The people outside work whom i meet ask me ” why HR ??” and in my mind i retort “why not HR??” (PS : am too polite ask this to them in  the face).Books,blogs and articles galore adorn the net and bookshops alike with ideas that elevate HR into the higher constellations of organizational power, but in the eyes of the common man HR is back office. Start along the lines of strategic HR to a software engineer and he/she sits dumbstruck and the next question that obviously would follow would be ” strategic what ??”.

Many an article praises HR to be a function wherein partnering with the business goals and lining yourselves to the business objectives forms the crux of the job. My perspective of the job differs from this in many a way,i feel a job well done when some body calls me up or emails me with a simple thanks. A profile that heavily relies on customer service, there could be flowers and hailstones both headed your way. If it’s your lucky day then you could have both in the same day, but still its a thrill.

There is a still a long way to go, the amount and depth of ideas and principles that i come across does baffle me and interest me to the same degree. Learning is a buck that will never stop….

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Yes they can…

The new administration in Washington is just days old and it seems to change things by the minute. Barack Obama is moving at a frenetic pace and seemed to take to leadership like a fish does to water. In a matter of minutes and a few exectuive orders, years of governmental red tape came down. The initial days seem to be promise enough.

One of my friends wrote in his blog that after 8 years we have a person for a president at the white house and not a politician, sounds true. The new president moved effortlessly among the common man. For one i never paid too much interest in matters of the US when mr.W ( i like to call him that !!) was in office but there seems to be more than charisma to the man named Obama and it just interests me so much that i read the news updates of the hour. The decision to close down the guantanamo prison and the shift in policies concerning the middle east seem to be steps in the right direction for an administration taking its baby steps.

Its too early to call him a phenomenon but it seems he is on his way to be one.

E Pluribus Unum !!!!

I have a certain trait that i would like to call “blogger’s block”, i seriously doubt if such a word even exists but still this is the closest to what i feel now.There are a bunch of half finished posts lying in my drafts section and it got a bit too much for me today and here i am drafting a post.

Back from work and having tea is probably the only time i watch tv and every single one of the channels that i skipped over today had one topic blaring out  “OBAMA”. Agreed, he is a symbolic figure one who has the burden of history on his shoulders as he steps into the white house. Indian media is all ga ga over the guy who is yet to assume office, all i see is a man who will have to sort and sift through a great big mess thanks to mr.W. A sagging economy, a mess in Iraq and so many other images face him.

One singular usage that i heard about the US president still stays with me. Someone had once referred to POTUS as the world’s most powerful CEO and i sincerely hope Obama lives upto that image. The worlds most powerful office is in a state of shambles and all it takes is one man’s resolve to steer things clear. The road ahead is a difficult one  and one man who has taken a nation by storm has a great deal of hope thrust on him…good luck n godspeed to the president.