Monday, 27 August 2012

What Makes You Hot Cake In Job Market


Article written by Sreenivas Mothukuru

"Birthday" ... no matter who the person is & what he does ... a day which makes him feel good is his/her birthday. There is no doubt about it (unless the person is pissed off with life!). When it comes to celebrations most of the people celebrate their birthday by distributing chocolates and by cutting cake. I've done this during my school days and have been doing this ever since I joined my current office. Sharing chocos with others on birthday is very common behavior observed in then and current generation.

Now, you might be thinking "what kind of article is this?" or "what is there in Sreeni's mind?", etc.

Let me share my interesting observation ...

Case 1:
One of my friends brought 120 chocos for 100 people (20 chocos excess) on his birthday, after the distribution is complete not many chocos were left. It was a perfect estimation!

Case 2:
Next time, another friend on her birthday thought of sharing 2 varieties of chocos to make it something different. She brought 2 varieties of chocos i.e. 60 of ABC and 60 of XYZ for same 100 people. Unfortunately 45% of people didn't get chocos. Something went wrong!

Case 3:
Another friend thought of sharing 3 varieties of chocos to make his birthday event memorable. He brought 3 varieties of chocos i.e. 40 of ABC, 40 of PQR and 40 of XYZ type. In no time he was left with zero chocos and 70% of people didn't get chocos. 'Bad idea!'.

After observing all three cases I understood that consumption of chocos/sweets depends largely on two factors
1) Quality
2) Diversity (Variety)

Hold on for a second ... this article is definitely not about the art of choosing chocos/sweets.

In fact, these incidents helped me to understand certain things in a better way. The better the idea (in terms of Quality and Diversity) the greater would be the Consumption. In my opinion, the same concept will work well when perceived on other areas.

By the way, solution for case 2 & 3 is to increase the quantity within each variety to fulfill each and every individual (without compromising on the quality and number of people) :)

From the above cases, if you think 'birthday' as some opportunity to grow and 'chocos' as skill set ... then by now you should know what makes you hot cake in job market.

In corporate world, every day
we face challenges where we get lot of opportunities to learn and grow. We all can become hot cakes (Quality Engineers) when we groom self with variety of skills. This will not only add value to the team but also to the organization on the whole.

What do you say?