Have you any time wondered what it is to have all those quality and performance measurement goals of corporate world applied to a common man with a merge earning to feed himself?
We have all those jazzy terms to make our life complicated. What can you do if someone intends to make it complicated? Service level agreements, performance, appraisals, quality metric blah..blah..blah....
These terms were invented for the sole purpose of not giving someone something that they rightly deserve. I truly believe so. Anyway these thoughts struck me after visiting a temple. It was about - What if a priest went to work for corporate world?
What is his qualification?
His caste? Maybe, maybe not.
What are his skill sets to be on this job?
A couple of lines of Sanksrit chants. You may not even know if he is uttering them right!
What are his development plans?
How regularly is he updating his skills?
Nothing of that kind.
What are his people management skills?
Smile at devotees/small talk/distribute prasadams...
What are his operational activities?
Perform poojas, chant mantras, offer prasadams....anything else?
What are the SOPs he follows? Who lays down those SOPs?
Errr.....came up with funny ideas.
What are his cross functional activities?
Communicate to God, interface with Devotees...
What are the appraisal metrics on which he is assessed?
People management, YoY donation collection from Devotees.
Closer proximity to God. He can now access God's jewelery?
Such a simple job, but look how complicated a corporate world can make :)