Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chalta Hain Yaar

Print Friendly and PDF “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?

8 comments:

Rajiv Bharatwal said...

good thought...I believe if every Indian start taking responsibility of improving himself and his surrounding definitely that day is not far when India become top of China and US

Ramesh Mirchandani said...

Right. It is the attitude problem and it in our gene.

stock view said...

I really appreciate the point that, what is considered as the basic requisite of the job, people think that it is perfection!

Learning and improvement stops there and once it happens, you are dead !

The second dangerous point is that " Chalata hain attitude is considered "Cool !" and it is the "In Thing !"

And those who strive hard to achieve or go near perfectionism, are considered as not normal !

This attitude of "Chalata Hain" is one of the main reason why India is not progressing at the speed at which it can progress. Its sad but it is true !

Subodh Malpani

YogeshHukame said...

It is always nice to develop this habbit of being perfectionist.This helps us everywhere.I am big fan of Aamir khan who is perfectionist and every one can see the results that he bring to his project due to this.

YogeshHukame said...

It is always nice to develop this habbit of being perfectionist.This helps us everywhere.I am big fan of Aamir khan who is perfectionist and every one can see the results that he bring to his project due to this.

Komathi Rajendran said...

i feel,its the influenced that we tend to get from others either for gud or for bad..

At times, when yu r judged jst by the Nos. we jst look at quantity and tend to miss out the quality and attitude changes accordingly...

Anonymous said...

how many time i do not do what i want to do but do what i dont want to do

Anonymous said...

It is truly a nice and useful piece of info. I’m happy that you simply shared this helpful tidbit with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

You may also like these.. please read