FAREWELL 2012, WELCOME 2013
HT ShineJobs Correspondent
It’s the 52nd week of the year, a time when employees look back, introspect at the year gone by and wish they could have done better. Perhaps an extra 10% salary hike, a forever elusive promotion that was hard to come by in a year that had its share of economic problems, could have been better.
So, what does the end of 2012 mean to employees? Are they ending it on an optimistic note or wish it could have been better? While some think it was an “exceptional” year, others are satisfied that they at least made an attempt to achieve their goals even though all didn’t come to fruition. There are others who are promising themselves to work harder and smarter no matter how the economy performs.
For Binay Tiwari, global marketing head, Vserv.mobi, the
year was an exceptionally great year. “My company did exceptionally well and that gives me immense satisfaction that the efforts that I’ve been putting in have borne results. Last year, I was the general manager. This year I became the head of marketing and got to form my own marketing team. I’ve travelled more than I’ve in my entire life. The year was exceptional for me in that sense. At a personal level, I’ve got no time to chill and I intend using my winter break to spend some time with my family.”
Ask Nilesh Shah, director, Axis Bank, and he tells you that he’s ending the year with “mixed feelings.” While some of his goals have been met, he has faced dissapointment on other fronts. “But I have the satisfaction that I made an attempt to achieve all my goals. To work (karma) is in my hand, results ( fal) are God’s grace,” he says.
HS Bhatia, chief marketing officer ( Videocon consumer durables), Videocon Industries Limited, feels that he could have done better. “We had planned to launch hi-end products this year and successfully managed to do so. One of our products is unique and placed us ahead of the Japanese and Koreans in terms of technology. We managed to give a boost to our brand perception, turnover and research and development set up.
The economy is fairly robust and the consumer durables industry is doing very well. However, as a true professional, one should not rest on one’s laurels as goals are set only for benchmarking for a specific period. Hence, I firmly believe that I need to reset my goals for 2013.”
Ashwani Arora, research head, Market Xcel, says he had been entrusted with certain tasks and has not met them entirely and that leaves him dissatisfied and unhappy at the end of the year.