Wednesday, May 18, 2005

My New Office (With Old People)

This is my first week anniversary at my new office. Its been one whole week since I have started working here. Actually its 2 whole years when I was off work doing my MBA. So getting used to the older days of work will probably take some time. I haven’t yet got over the habit of sleeping in the afternoon, one thing that I constantly did during my last semester. This thing doesn’t just get off me, I am still sleepy as I write this post, but nevertheless there are no excuses for being lazy and having no excuses is the only excuse I can make for being lazy :)

Anyways, before I discuss my first week at work, rather the first week of the second innings of my work, let me give you a brief background of my first innings i.e. the place where I used to work earlier.

It was eOP (please don’t ask the full form… people have given all sorts of name to it… and if anyone needs it, it will be provided on demand). Three years of hard-core work and yet I enjoyed it only because of one reason. We were all one family at eOP. No managers, no VP’s, no Executives etc. all were part of one family and the work culture out there was so informal and fantastic that we would spend 3 continuous days in office and not even feel exhausted. Such were the days… then we all had to part from eOP. I parted for pursuing further studies, to so called re-educate myself and move from technology to more of a techno-functional background. And so I did my MBA for 2 years.

Now that I am back in the office space, the new place that I work for is a complete and exact opposite of what eOP was. This place is full of oldies and believe me oldies with a lot of attitude. This is a 50 year old company and the legend still continues. There is no trace of IT in here, and that is what I am exactly supposed to be doing… study the business processes, suggest a solution and implement the same.

This is a profile that I like and I always wanted this kind of profile but it is the people here that’s a challenge for me. I am the youngest one out here and the problem here is that people here are respected for seniority and not ability. In any case this is a much bigger challenge and it involves changing the attitude of these people towards IT and me (in the same order of importance), which makes this profile even more interesting. All that I have learnt about “Managing People” will be put to the acid test (or alkaline test or whatever).

I have a 1940’s made PC with a 5 ¼ floppy drive (oh it is PIII and 256 MB RAM) to be precise, but I don’t have a problem. I used to have a high end computer earlier at eOP, but yet I am happy because my profile currently doesn’t need a XEON processor machine. I may or may not get a laptop… I don’t care about that because for the last seven days I have been enjoying whatever I am doing.

I am sure that I will make a difference here regardless of how much time it takes for me to do that. One week, one month, one year or whatever. I am sure that by the time I leave this place people will have a different attitude towards computer and me (again in the same order of importance) and if I am able to do that, I would consider it an achievement :)

6 comments:

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Hey...missing the old place..thing with experienced ppl arnd is tht they wud want u to respect only their ideology n in a while u wont b surprised with the number of rumours...

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