Feedback Technique

Dude told a story about the teacher who asked all the students in a class to write down the names of all of their classmates and the nicest thing about them. She (yaa alright only a woman would do stuff like that) compiled the lists from each kid and distributed all of their their respective feedbacks. All of them came back smiling next day to school (weird kids) and had a common feeling that they never thought they were appreciated by so many people around. So, a story with a bit of a lesson – a lesson taken well by the dude.

Dude – Why dont we try this in our project team ?
Me – You crazy, what do u expect ?
Dude – Well, I dont know, may be a bit of mutual appreciation and some fun activity doing this.
Me – You gonna end up with stuff that ll turn u crazy.
Dude – Like ?
Me – So, here is a sample of the overall feedback you gonna end of up with…

  • TMs about Proj. Mgr – Great Guy, where does he sit anyways ?
  • TMs about Leads – How did they manage to grow that far ?
  • Leads about TMs – Fresh out of college stuff, remember how mature we used to be ? Some of them in my team are bright though.
  • Leads about each other – Well, not all of us can be good at work so some of us have to be a**lickers.
  • Proj. Mgr about the team – This is one of the best teams with most synergy that I have ever worked with.

Me – And if thats not enough you gonna spend the rest of your time in the project listening to people telling you time and time again how you were the one who came up with the brilliant idea of screwing up the little team spirit that we managed to pretend.
Dude – You know something, I just found a perfect job for you.
Me – And that would be ?
Dude – You could be a perfect Seperation HR.
Me – Never heard of a position like that before.
Dude – Custom made for you buddy. Who else could ensure sinking a running ship better.
Me – You know you suck, right?
Dude – Likewise.


Lost Credibility of TV Media

News Channels really seem to have lost it completely. They are broadcasting anything and everything as BREAKING NEWS, is something we all know, but all the information being broadcasted is not alwasy credible is something I realized first hand today.

Its rained all night and early morning in Delhi today (and started again now, by the way) and certain areas had traffic jam in the peak hours in the morning due to water logging. Now, I live in Lajpat Nagar and travel 6 miles to my office in Okhla which on a normal day can be a 40 mins journey due to the traffic congestion in Okhla on a daily basis. Today I reached office in 12 mins flat. No traffic anywhere on the way, no water logging anywhere on the way and no rain during the morning hours as well. Mostly, I believe, due the traffic being stuck in the other parts of the city and not reaching the industrial area, which is more like a destination during morning, at all.

As soon as I reach office, dad called to check on me coz he just saw a news channel broadcasting a BREAKING NEWS that Lajpat Nagar (did I mention, I live here) was suffering from the rains and people having to walk through knee deep waters to get out of their houses. Apparantly, I have to pick up two more colleagues before I come to office and they live in different parts of the Lajpat only and I get a view of most of it before I reach office in the morning. And I hardly came across any water logging through the area or anywhere on the way to office, for that matter.

Its amazing how bluntly these guys manage to lie their way to better TRPs and we go on buying their far from fact news items.

Funny !!!!

PS – Surely there is water logging in Delhi causing traffic jams, especially in part of Ring Road, however, the broadcasted news items are far from reality.