FAREWELL 2012, WEL­COME 2013

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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.

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