I would like to start with a quote of Mr. W. E. Deming:
"Quality is everyone's responsibility and we never
have to stop getting better"
We are here again with the new edition of Pragati. PTC is celebrating this month as the Quality month. You must have noticed things taking place like banners, posters, boards having some good slogans or policies on Quality. But, one should always be aware that just reading those policies or slogans will not help. What will help is implementing those things in our life. Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
Aristotle once said, "Quality is not an act, it is a habit". Let's change our ways of doing things. Let's become quality conscious. Let's act on quality. Let's take a pledge:
"I will be kind, careful, and caring in everything I do, I will always do my very best and hope that you will too."
With this pledge, I offer you this newsletter with the news, views, and events of last month.
On the beautiful evening before Deepawali, the festival of lights, we had our second presentation. The presentation was successfully conducted by HR Executive Ms. Aparna Arora.
Our CMD Mr. Sachin Agarwal talked about leaving old bad habits in the new premises. He emphasized to hold good habits tight with you and adopt new good habits to improve your personality. His encouraging words gave new enthusiasm to all attendees. He re-emphasized on cleanliness habits and safety norms.
Furthermore, Deepawali Rangoli Contest winners were announced and gifts were distributed.
The eve gets concluded by greeting warm Deepawali wishes to each other and by having a yummy! snack party.
On the occasion of Deepawali, Deepawali Rangoli Contest was organized in the AMTC by Ms. Aparna. Six teams participated in the contest. There was great excitement in the participants as well as their department colleagues for producing their best to win the contest. Participants from different department was:
Contest was judged by Mr. Sachin Agarwal and Mr. Alok Agarwal on the following criteria - . Idea, Cleanliness, Perfection, and Area Covered. Here is a list of Winners:
It was a great experience for me to roll out Pragati for the first time last month. In the first newsletter, I experimented with a technology called forms; through which I created a quiz for all the members of PTCIL to participate directly from their desks. I gathered their responses through the form itself and compiled it.
Though I hoped for some whooping entries, only seventeen employees participated on that quiz. Anyway, not bad for the first time experience. Out of seventeen participation, only two entries have all the correct answers. Hence, there are the two clear winners for this contest with all correct answers.
The winners are Mr. Ashok Ji Sharma from the Planning department and Mr. Maninder Singh Punn from the CAD department. Congratulations to both of them!
They win a specially designed Coffee Mug for Quiz 1.1.1. I wish many more wins for them and to all our PTCIL family members.
Few days back, I came across an info-graphics; I would like to share it with you all. I went through it and I would say that this has had a profound effect on me, "reinforcing values I believe in and reminding me on a daily basis of the attitudes and habits that I know I need to embrace in order to become successful." The info-graphics has nine big differences between successful and unsuccessful people.
Here are five of my favorite:
Successful people embrace change. Unsuccessful people fear it. Embracing change is one of the hardest things a person can do. With the world moving fast and technology accelerating at a rapid speed, it's imperative that we embrace these changes and adapt, rather than fear them, deny then, or hide from them. Successful people are able to do just that.
Successful people talk about ideas. Unsuccessful people talk about people. Instead of gossiping about people - which gets you nowhere - successful people discuss ideas. Sharing ideas with others will only make them better.
Successful people accept responsibility for their failures. Unsuccessful people blame others. Truly successful leaders and business people experience both ups and downs in their lives and careers. But they always accept responsibility for their failures. Blaming others solves nothing. "It just puts other people down and absolutely no good comes from it."
Successful people give others all the credit for their victories. Unsuccessful people take all the credit from others. Letting people have their moments to shine motivates them to work harder, and, consequently, makes you look better as a leader or teammate.
Successful people continuously learn. The only way to grow as a person, professional, and leader is to never stop learning. You can be a step above your competition and become more flexible because you know more. "If you just fly by the seat of your pants, you could be passing up opportunities that prevent you from learning (and growing!)."
At the end I would like to quote the greatest electronic gadget designer and entrepreneur Late Steve Jobs, Founder Apple Inc.:
"Customers don't measure you on how hard you tried. They measure you on what you deliver."
I hope that you like this edition of Pragati. I would like to have your suggestions and contributions for our next edition. Send your feedback at Pragati@PTCIL.com. Before signing off, I would like to share a joke with you: