Over the last fortnight, I have resigned from my last assignment after 130 days of insanity and moved on to a new one.
I am sure, the first question coming to your mind will be, Why? When? Where?, I would try to answer all of these questions over the course of this post and also in the process do a little of self introspection as to why did I feel so stretched and lost in my last assignment.
1. Sales without Passion – Not Working for me
I am not a typical sales man you know, by typical i mean, a person who can sell anything under the sky, for me to sell a concept requires me to be as passionate about the idea, every day of my work, I have to belief in my product, only then I can confidently suggest it to my clients. unfortunately,that passion in me was missing in the last assignement.
2. Attained the Challenge- Now What?
The only fun part in the last assignment for me was, in the initial 3 months , when I had to prove that i was capable of selling as a sales guy, those were also the most exciting days for me @Shine, getting good deals, being the darling of the team and so on, but it soon left its charm and i started to feel whats next?, I mean it was good to be getting in numbers, but soon it became mundane and boring and I felt completely d-motivated.
The USP of my last assignment was, you being street smart, working around clients genuine concerns and making the sale, rest was up to the client servicing team to follow, although we were told that we should be servicing the client and so on, but the moment you planned to visit a client for servicing, your boss would be getting mad at you for wasting away your time on a client that was already in and not working on this months number. There was no creativity involved as in, giving out of box solutions to client and making him happy.
4.No VALUE for People
This was one of the most important factor for me to move away from this assignment, there was no value for customers or people in the team, it felt as if every one was there for only one purpose, CHEQUE, no trust, no faith, and although, it may sound strange, i did found these values missing in my work place a very big turn off for me.
5. Concept of “One Time Sale and then Never to be seen again!”- A BIG NO FOR ME!
With we being a start up the things were not so bright product wise, and also client servicing wise, people were more focussed on making the product perfect for the next customer than for the existing customer.
6. Loads of Red Tape and Pointing Fingers- A Characteristic of a Big Organization
I hate big organization, where the best thing that happens is people shrugging off their responsibilities and pointing fingers at others for product failures, there is no team work and idea sharing, with only one thing happening of loads of email exchanges.
7. Inhibiting my Talent- “Baby you were a no show for me from that day itself!”
How do you find it when one day your boss calls you up and says to stop doing what you do best and that is Stop Writing!
I have nothing else to say!
Well, I submitted my papers in the first week of December and was happily out of it my end of the week.:)
I am lucky enough to have got an opportunity to work along with my alma mater, thats is IMT-Dubai as India Representative handling Marketing and Operations in India.:)
It really is an honor for me to work along side my alma mater and the profile offered is also what i had been thinking of working on.:)
By God’s Blessing, i would do good in the role and live up to expectations of my B-school.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of You!:-)