01 Oct When The Workplace is Something More Than A Place of Work
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle
Quite true, isn’t it? But how do you measure the pleasure in the job you do? You could always tell me that if you enjoy working at what you do best, it construes as pleasure in the job, leading to perfection. Earning your dream salary is another measure; add the perks and the measure goes a notch higher. But if you ask me, the best measure would be to work in a place where your skills – both work-wise and talent are equally supported. “Nurture” is the word which explains it best.
When most companies are quick to encourage skills that are relevant to the job, very few companies look at employees as something more than just the role they are hired for. They may pay well, have all these so-called perks, but at the end of the day, it is just a job. This works well for some time, but not at all times. After a certain time period, frustration may set in leading discontent that cannot be easily replaced no matter the salary or the perks. The way I see it, a company’s team is akin to a plant. Just water it and adding fertilizers now and then is not enough. You need to cultivate it in more ways than one to see it grow in a healthy flowering plant. Sunlight when the weather is not really smiling, the shade when the sun is in a bad mood, a change of fertilizers when the one you are using is not bringing the desired results and though you may not always see it, appreciating the plant for what it is (yeah, they are as sensitive as we are!!). That’s the nurture part I was telling you about and MyNextHire is simply great at it. How do we do it? Here’s how:
At MyNextHire, we make sure the workplace is more than just a place of work. We really “cultivate” – nay-“nurture” great team members. I really do not want to use the word employees when talking about MyNextHire. When you want your team to take away more than their work experience and pay cheques or want them to bring to the work desk something more than their qualifications, experience or skill set, you don’t call them employees – you call them team members. Each and every team member is a part of the company’s Continuous Learning initiative. Don’t be put off by the term Continuous Learning – it may seem so ‘worksey’, but it is in fact, far from it. It is a great initiative when team members showcase their talent – from card tricks to vedic math to quilling – you just name it. Like the ‘Environment-Friendly Bags’ session by Astha. She is a Software Test Engineer at MyNextHire. See what I was talking about – the talent and the skill combo? It was a great session creating shopping bags from newspapers (that’s another best from waste activity).
Easy to make, environment-friendly and a session that sure to relax even the most stressed out person. A talent that I am sure will be passed on by each team member who attended the session to someone in their family or to their friends. That’s the biggest takeaway – influencing other people’s lives in some way or the other – for the better!