“I can not match your expectations sometimes; you are very perfectionist”, one of my colleagues was giving me the feedback during interactive session. His statement was contradictory to the statement of my wife,” you are messy, you can’t be perfectionist.” She may be right at home.
“I expect the corrected data, I expect no errors, blunders, I expect organized work, I expect you follow the system properly. Is this perfection? This is just basic requirement of the job. You are good in concepts but then what’s about the process. If I ask you to keep the communication right, if I ask you timely feedback, if I ask you to document the process which is mandatory for legal and legacy purpose, am I expecting more from you?” I asked so many questions to him. I am not crazy to be so perfectionist. I can not afford to be that. I insist we should not exhibit “Chalta Hain” attitude.
“Chalta hain” attitude is the problem. Last week I was at Singapore and Shanghai. These are great cities designed with perfection. On Mumbai airport there were tiles with no match. Just different shades put in between. It was not even by design. The contractor must have taken the liberty to put those tiles due to shortage in shades.
It is everywhere in our world (I mean in India). I always surprise how they maintain the roads and landscape with symmetry in whole Shanghai city. Singapore airport is the busiest airport; still they manage the beauty and perfection in design.
How they manage it? They are also human beings. In fact we Indians are more creative and talented. The only hurdle is this Chalta Hain attitude.
Messy files, bad housekeeping, spilled trays and bins are the examples in offices. I have seen the people who even do not bother to classify the details as per the logical sequence. Expecting the data with logical sequence, date wise, name wise, designation wise, customer wise (to give some examples) is not the perfection. Discipline, quality work is the perquisite of job.
Can’t we go ahead with little bit analytical and be passionate about the job we do?