24 NOV , 2014
Fridays have always been an exciting day for me all my life as it was movie release days & I promptly used to Queue up. For the last 10 years, however, there is one more dimension that has made it exciting as I’m mostly on a flight heading home after a working travel week. But, there is one of the dampening factor – the long queues at airports. This Friday when I Queued up at KL international airport the Queue had me thinking about “Organization Q”. I’m not sure how this can been defined but I will try my best knowing that I don’t have to try too hard as it is far too old and won’t sound novel at all after five minutes from now.
Ok, flashback time! I was in middle of an annual summit which saw our Middle East chief speaking of opportunities in GCC Countries. He wanted my peer group to have exposure to these countries and asked if any of us were interested to do short term assignments there. I promptly raised my hand and showed interest. Soon after the break, our CEO took over and he asked one of my peers Vishwas to make a trip to Middle East. I was perplexed as Vishwas had not even offered himself as a prospect. I immediately sensed that I was “missing out on something” as Vishwas was not the kind of guy who fixes things offline. Vishwas was my peer and about two years senior to me in the organization. It did not ring a bell; no one told me why I was royally ignored on that day.