ON CORPORATE HEALTH IN INDIA vs.PERFORMANCE!

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ON CORPORATE HEALTH IN INDIA vs.PERFORMANCE!

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CORPORATE HEALTH IN INDIA!

“Our latest research highlights the potential for the majority of companies anywhere to improve their overall health as a firm and how this can correspond with enhanced performance.

Around 80% of the global firms that too0k concrete and proven actions on health of the workforce saw an improvement.

There are 4 distinct areas forward looking leaders must invest in so as to build a healthy performance driven organization.

The first most important step is choosing the performance culture or what we call the recipe!

That shall drive the whole organization’s overall performance pace.

Adopting that recipe as quickly as possible and addressing the mindsets that compel new forms of behavior on the work floor, building a committed team of people at all levels vertically so that they FEEL involved, and finally developing a real time and fast feedback loop to monitor progress and course correction as…

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ON CORPORATE HEALTH IN INDIA vs.PERFORMANCE!

CORPORATE HEALTH IN INDIA!

“Our latest research highlights the potential for the majority of companies anywhere to improve their overall health as a firm and how this can correspond with enhanced performance.

Around 80% of the global firms that too0k concrete and proven actions on health of the workforce saw an improvement.

There are 4 distinct areas forward looking leaders must invest in so as to build a healthy performance driven organization.

The first most important step is choosing the performance culture or what we call the recipe!

That shall drive the whole organization’s overall performance pace.

Adopting that recipe as quickly as possible and addressing the mindsets that compel new forms of behavior on the work floor, building a committed team of people at all levels vertically so that they FEEL involved, and finally developing a real time and fast feedback loop to monitor progress and course correction as and when needed.”

[Chris Gagnon et al: Organizational Health: a Fast Track to Performance Improvement”]

In India, we have large caps like Hindustan Unilever, midcaps like ITC, small caps like Nirma and even micro-cap firms in their thousands. All of them are not equally high performing.

I don’t doubt that their HR managers are deeply involved in taking these forms forward, to be accountable enough to the shareholders that put their trust in them, if not for any other; but HR (which today is a far different kettle of fish than Personnel Management of yesteryears!)  is a continuously expanding discipline with infinite potential and infinite possibilities simply because a firm is held afloat by human beings who , themselves, are susceptible to varying emotions and varying levels of stress from day to day.

It’s not only ongoing innovative approaches and methods that are needed from, day to day but also the spunk to rise to the workforce expectations and to keep them free from stressful scenarios.

WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THIS SUPER TONGUE,ENGLISH?

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HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE YOUR MIN-LAW OR WIFE?

Use wind appellations to get that metaphoric tang on your tongue! Like using that Faustian metaphor for evaluating feminine beauty, filched from Marvell’s line ”Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?” to describe Helen!

To compliment her, if you feel like it viscerally, just ejaculate as if in a pleasant shock of surprise,

”Oh my Jesus! Your facial appearance shall launch a million ships!”

Or use that Yeatsian comparison,

“Your hair is so lovely its golden glow shall surely illuminate a huge hall and inspiration enough  for a thousand men to thresh corn and barley at midnight!”

“Oh my MIL you mean? She is a Saharan harmattan!”

“My wife Reena? She is no less than a hurricane in the flesh!

“Mary is nothing if not a tornado when she blows a fuse!”

“Susan is a cyclone

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WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THIS SUPER TONGUE,ENGLISH?

HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE YOUR MIN-LAW OR WIFE?

Use wind appellations to get that metaphoric tang on your tongue! Like using that Faustian metaphor for evaluating feminine beauty, filched from Marvell’s line ”Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?” to describe Helen!

To compliment her, if you feel like it viscerally, just ejaculate as if in a pleasant shock of surprise,

”Oh my Jesus! Your facial appearance shall launch a million ships!”

Or use that Yeatsian comparison,

“Your hair is so lovely its golden glow shall surely illuminate a huge hall and inspiration enough  for a thousand men to thresh corn and barley at midnight!”

“Oh my MIL you mean? She is a Saharan harmattan!”

“My wife Reena? She is no less than a hurricane in the flesh!

“Mary is nothing if not a tornado when she blows a fuse!”

“Susan is a cyclone, if anything! Never gives me a moment to relax!”

“Neena is a sweet breeze on most days but a microburst at times!”

“Her mom is a willy willies! She keeps on investigating me from top to bottom!”

“My FIL is a regular haboob but my MIL is a trade wind most of the time!”

“Good Morning, dear doctor! Jincy is nowadays in the doldrums for some reason and I can’t guess how I can console her!”

Have a great day!

A CITIZEN PICK-POCKETING MINDSET!

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received_10210544356700528.jpgTHE GOVERNMENT’S PICKPOCKETING MINDSET!

Agreed that Give and Take has been an integral approach taken by all governments as far as remuneration to the citizens for services rendered is concerned. The person is duly honored for his services with a remuneration but then part of his dues is taken back by the government in exchange for the many services it offers him such as physical protection from harm.

In principle this is the raison d’etre behind any tax, and especially that for Income Tax!

Any tax is —or should be—based on a sound principle: the taxed person is eligible for some kind of service by the taxing authority.”Rajaswom” it was called at one time when monarchs ruled different parts of this country; in return they protected the commoners and ensured, with the police and the feudal army that they never came to harm. The amount per se was also not…

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A CITIZEN PICK-POCKETING MINDSET!

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THE GOVERNMENT’S PICKPOCKETING MINDSET!

Agreed that Give and Take has been an integral approach taken by all governments as far as remuneration to the citizens for services rendered is concerned. The person is duly honored for his services with a remuneration but then part of his dues is taken back by the government in exchange for the many services it offers him such as physical protection from harm.

In principle this is the raison d’etre behind any tax, and especially that for Income Tax!

Any tax is —or should be—based on a sound principle: the taxed person is eligible for some kind of service by the taxing authority.”Rajaswom” it was called at one time when monarchs ruled different parts of this country; in return they protected the commoners and ensured, with the police and the feudal army that they never came to harm. The amount per se was also not much, and eminently affordable, thus convicting he king of the commoners’ all round support.

Once the British started ruling this nation after decisively defeating the Mughals, they shamelessly displayed their petty-mindedness by imposing taxes left and right., so they could take home hefty packets of Indian wealth. One calculation is that they filched from this nation’s resources > 100 billion during their 250 or slightly more years  from 1700 till 1947; thus India which once topped all other nations on this planet in wealth and variegated resources ended up as the poorest nation on Earth and occupying the 105th rank among the poor nations of the world.

Post 1947 its Indians in corridors of political power both at the State and at the Centre pickpocketing other Indians in a free for all through the past 69 years till today.

If you are paid Rs 10 by way of remuneration for the work you do, its certain that 3 shall be taken back by the job giver by way of income taxes—which leads to the inference that NO ONE in this country is really expected to grow rich if at all that can be prevented. In the case of Income tax, the meagre consolation that we have is that only those with some income need fear income tax-and not the beggar in the street. Capital Gains tax is only targeted only at those citizens coming into a lot of money through sale of property or any other asset. Section 80 has many subdivisions offering the tax payer liberal concessions.

Altogether a mosaic picture.

New Delhi thought up an atrocious tax linked idea recently-an Inheritance Tax for those that inherit landed property from their own parents born and brought up in this country India. It’s as if you are some kind of Autolycus that has pilfered these assets from your own dead parents! That old Shylockian principle of slicing off meat from the choicest parts of the potential victim.

Pierre Joseph Proudhon, an anarchist of the 19th century, thundered “Property is theft”. [Theft presupposes that whatever gets stolen belonged to someone else. But then how can your parents be called thieves please? Secondly, if something had to be property worth thieving, theft itself can’t be property, right?]

But what we fail to understand in the case of inherited property is how it can be labelled as theft and then taxed! In the Indian context, the state itself seems to think that even inherited or bequeathed property of any kind is theft of some kind from the previous generation and is therefore eminently taxable!

The basically Soviet notion of homogenizing and forcefully ironing out the citizenry –by relieving the rich of their “excess wealth” and undeservedly rewarding the lowly born with perks looted from the former–thru a levelling regulation of one kind or another has been distinctly acknowledged to run through Indian governance all these decade thanks to late Nehru’s infatuation for it, despite its total irrelevance in the light of human caliber and talent and skill being so vastly different from each other! Such a Robin Hood mentality couldn’t have survived anyway in the world since it grins at ground realities!

In my view, the government is being equally wrong and it’s barking up the wrong tree if and when it wants to prevent smooth transmission of wealth from one generation to the next by buttonholing every Indian citizen for a tax portion for simply inheriting some landed assets from his father and mother!!

Let’s fight injustice of this kind together please!

Have a Good Day!

YOU AND I RISK ENDING UP SLAVES TOO THESE DAYS!

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SLAVERY AND ITS MANIFOLD AVATARS!

WARMING UP:

Let’s begin with some facts and ground realities, and then move over to analysis, the psychology, and the consequences!

>40 million people around the world have been victims of modern slavery in 2016 according to UN data.24.9 million among them were forced into labor and >15.4 into forced marriage.

In the private economies, 16 million people were in forced labor, with 9.2 million females among them. 3.8 million persons were forced into sexual exploitation; I million children were also pushed into the same. State imposed forced labor ruined the lives of another 4.1 million.

99% of the victims were women-almost all in sex industry and 84% also pushed into forced marriage faces. Thus both women and girls have been disproportionately affected, accounting for >29 million or 71% of the overall total.

Children have fared even worse. Of the total 25% –viz. 1 in…

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