In 1999 when the Super Cyclone swept over Odisha it devastated Bhubaneswar and Cuttack especially the latter. I hadn’t witnessed the cyclone as I was in Balasore during cyclone. But when I returned back to Cuttack I was dumb founded seeing the degree of devastation. I remember there’s rubbish everywhere because of the broken trees, water logging on the roads and houses, bent electric poles and so on. There’s no current in the whole city. There’s a question in everybody’s mind how and when the Cuttack will come back to normalcy… when the electric current will come back and people will be relieved. I remember within17 days the current came back, the poles stood straight and tall, the broken trees were removed and there was no water logging. Cuttack people were relieved.
All these could happen because of the help of the workers from our neighbouring state. They were efficient, sincere and hard working. They had a good work culture which made all of us appreciate their able help during our time of turmoil.
What does the phrase “Work Culture” means? I searched in Google to understand and mention that here. I liked this one which is very simple and clear to understand. It goes like this: “Work culture refers to the mentality of the employees which further decides the character of the organization.” We can ask, what it means in case of a single individual. The work culture of an individual represents his/her character and his/her attitude towards the work he/she does.
My boss always says, “Entanglements” at work place makes us insincere. If we are entangled with other things then we are not sincere at our work.
Entanglement and Focus are enemies of each other. When we are ENTANGLED we are not focussed in our work. And when we are FOCUSSED at work we can’t be entangled in any other things.
Our work culture will display whether we are FOCUSSED or ENTANGLED.
Let’s keep interacting throughout this week on the week’s topic: “Work Culture.”
Author’s Bio: Chiradeep Patra is a finance man who works in a NGO at Kolkata. He is a writer, motivator & counselor.