Corporate Crossroads


By

K. Sankara Moorthy
Ist Year MBA (2nd Semester)
Panimalar Engineering College
Chennai
 


Ram was a flamboyant and proved to be the most creative chap in his college. When students started attending the campus interviews, he won the highest compensations among the others. He was excited and his expectations soared very high while entering into the company.

James Software Inc. seemed to be a cavern of wonders. It had a huge auditorium, a library, technical training centre and a professional work block. Ram was given a laptop, wi-fi enabled packages with a fully furnished cabin. He was part of the five member team and his team leader was a very nice gentleman. His creativity was at its peak and he started imagining about the career growth and recognitions he was about to achieve.

Everything was going well but only for a year. His collegeaus were comfortable in not taking some complex projects that could make them learn a lot. It was something like a "Bench Post". Ram was very disappointed and, his excellences started to diminish, he started to sulk. Whenever he suggested to start an innovative project or assignment his colleagues started to resist. On the other hand, the leader of his team had a fear that Ram might professionally overtake him and for that fact, he did not inform Ram about the programs and techniques that might enhance him and his team.

The team was assigned only short term easy projects. It dawned on Ram that he had no career growth in the company. If he quits the job and went to another company, the same scenario might prevail there, in accordance to the proverb that says "Known devil is better than unknown angel".

At this point of time the organization organized a get together and collected suggestion for improvements from the employees. What should Ram suggest?

Send your Suggestions to sankaramoorthy.k@gmail.com
 


K. Sankara Moorthy
Ist Year MBA (2nd Semester)
Panimalar Engineering College
Chennai
 

Source: E-mail April 14, 2008

 

       

 

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