Friday, July 3, 2009

REAL WORK AND ACTIVITY TRAPS -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL










THE MEANING OF REAL WORK

the owner of the favourite restaurant of a big city went for a surprise visit.

for the past 6 months the hotel had CHANGED FROM A HUGE PROFIT MAKING
MACHINE TO A LOSS MAKING UNIT--he wanted to check out why- personally.

the staff and cooks were the same--- the only change was the new sprightly
manager of the restaurant--who joined 6 months back.

the owner asked the manager --how is my hotel doing?--

manager says ,we have been accredited iso 49000 since i joined-- we have
4.99 marks in HMSA ( that is something like our own TMSA ) -- i have
streamlined the paperwork-- here are the pie charts--here are the trends
in colour-- here are the consumptions and the averages-- we have
centralised our accounts and purchases and economised on vegetables and
meats --here are the figures --this is the last inspection report of the municipality
--we scored 100%-- blah blah --he was on his own trip--

the owner got upset ,walked off and called the stewards--in private.
what do you think is the problem? why have all our regular customers
deserted us? why are the chairs empty?.

the stewards said--lot of them sat for half an hour and before cooks
could get the soup ready --they got up in a huff and cursed us and went
away. we are also resigning--we too don't like to stand here the whole
day picking our noses , waiting for the cows to come home --we are losing
out on tips--

then the owner went into the kitchen-- and found the cooks caught in THE
CHAKRAVYUH OF ACTIVITY TRAPS doing tabulations on A4 size papers ,
averages, inventories , cleaning, pressure testing pipes, stencilling ,
polishing pans and buttons of their tunics, testing fuel -- the whole
kitchen smelled of strong metal cleaner/ detergent instead of food--

he asked the chief cook who was walking past him in a tearing hurry--

----are you coming or going?

--the man says -WHAAA?


EXTREME EXAMPLE OF ACTIVITY TRAP-- A CHIEF ENGINEER OF A SHIP WHO HAS BRAINWASHED HIMSELF THAT-- THE PURPOSE OF HIS SHIP IS TO TAKE HIS MAIN ENGINES FROM POINT A TO POINT B.

how many of you have lost the plot and are caught in the chakravyuh of daily activity traps?



CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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17 comments:

  1. Dear Captain,
    My life has changed a lot after reading your blogs.... totally thinking in a new way, I thank you very much and feel blessed..... I am very positive nowadays and happy..... I enjoy doing yoga and meditation..... Its a major turning point in my life..... Thanks a lot Captain....

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    1. hi vvp,

      i will be happy if you are NOT a SELF LOATHING INDIAN.

      have you noticed -- the entire effort of the BENAMI indian main stream media is focussed on making the HINDU indian hate himself ?

      THE HINDU SPIRIT WILL GET A EXCELSIOR SURGE WHEN THE GANGA IS CLEANED UP.

      this holy river has flowed for thousands of years -- in the past 10 years of the UPA rule, this river has gone to the dogs.

      mt next post will be about GANGA MANTHAN.

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  2. In IT programming lot of such activity traps exist ..... I think one of them is LEAN

    some how i used to always feel this whole business of MBA is activity traps.

    we engineers make better managers if you see many cases.

    i know people management is a tough job in itself, but these MBA's give lot of crap

    what do you think ?

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    1. I agree with you. If you really see out of all the MBAs in India including all institutes, best to worst, only a small percentage say, 0.1 % of managers are really managers. So, if you just let people do management without MBAs, I am sure more than that percentage will be good managers.

      MBA is all crap business for these colleges, serves no good really. Why do you think they have all set up these colleges? Because India needs MBAs? Nope, To make money, of course and people just buy their shit. People from all across the country go to worthless institutes, spend their time, money and rich get richer. So many MBAs I see stay unemployed and many work in banks just opening A/Cs to begin with. It's all crap..

      As per my understanding, we need managers in villages, not the MBA type, but those who are supported by government. All the government needs to do is stop the big crocodiles, MNCs from eating the small fishes, but rather it supports them, be it Modi government or Congress, the fishes are common people having small businesses. Development has to be village centric, not city centric, where you take loans from the World Bank and some malls get built up and say, we are doing development.

      A little development done by the government in the cities, who really does all the work? All those senior executives? No, the labourers, who work hard for pennies, who live in slums or ugly colonies. They do all the hard work for pennies. Who are they? They are those people, who dwell in slums in cities, every city has slums, they come from villages as they do not get any work there.

      Their work has been snatched away by the MNCs and no attention ever given to the villages, their small businesses, some skills they possessed, all has become of no use. British systematically destroyed our economy, culture and the process is still going on, no difference.

      I hate these crap MBA institutes and that's why I had to write down what I feel. It's not to the point, but I hope, you got my point.

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    2. hi an,

      if you use BAD WORDS i will not publish your comments in future.

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  3. My company is an excellent example of your above post, instead of selling machines our sales & marketing team is busy in making Ppt & Excels just please few.

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  4. Dear Capt.,

    Just read your comment on how you tracked down two Romanian colleagues who stole expensive equipment and having a good time at an Indonesian joint. I wanted to share a disturbing incident which I am yet to come over. My car parked outside my house on the lane (outside my compound, adjoining my boundary wall) suddenly caught fire in the dead of the night around the fuel tank area. We woke up to the sound of bursting tyre and tired in vain fire fighting with water and sand risking our lives. What looked as a small fire slowing engulfed the entire car and only a bare charred frame remained by the time the fire brigade dowsed it down.

    It was a terrible experience and my kids do still talk about it. Happened a year back and I am still not able to figure our whether it was a foul play or some technical malfunction / short circuit in the car. I cannot think of anybody of intentionally doing this but again how can a completely switched off catch fire on its own. Though I have a gated compound, I don't know if it would be safe to keep my car in it in open. I would be grateful if you can advise on the same.

    B. Rgds,

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    1. hi n,

      someone set the car on fire.

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  5. Thanks for your reply. Sure now that it was a foul play.
    Do you think I should continue parking the car away in a rented garage or inside my gated compound in the open and install cctv for security?
    B.Rgds,

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    1. hi n,

      keep inside gated compound.

      capt ajit vadakayil
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    2. My kind apologies if i am bothering you, but you are the best mentor.

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  6. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/elections/bihar-elections-2015/news/BJPs-Kailash-Vijayvargiya-who-called-SRK-anti-national-now-likens-Shatrughan-Sinha-to-a-dog/articleshow/49727114.cms

    I HAVE SAILED WITH SOME INDIAN CHIEF ENGINEERS --

    THEY THINK THE PURPOSE OF A SHIP , IS TO TAKE THE SHIPS ENGINES FROM POINT A TO POINT B .

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2009/07/real-work-and-activity-traps-capt-ajit.html

    HOW DID I RUN A JOLLY GOOD SHOW AT SEA-

    I IDENTIFIED CREW AND OFFICERS WHO WERE HOPELESSLY LOCKED IN ACTIVITY TRAPS.

    I CALLED THEM GAVE THEM A ONE HOUR LECTURE. WITH A WARMING- IN TWO WEEKS TIME, IF I DO NOT SEE CHANGE --

    OUT YOU GO FROM MY SHIP !

    IT ALWAYS WORKED.

    BJP MUST SACK SHATRUGHAN SINHA

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  7. hello captain...

    do you have a moment to talk about the Chakravyuh? I would like to know your thoughts on it from a military perspective... also, have you taken a moment to consider how life changing your blog is? I come every day awaiting new enlightenments. thank you so much my captain.

    your humble follower

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    1. hi tj,

      the ancient wisdom in india is derived from bird and animal life. our jungles has the best animal life.

      today it is in our genome.

      in ancient india princes who would be kings were taught by a STRANGE but EFFECTIVE method.

      they were told stories by gurus and made to figure out the MORAL OF THE STORY

      as you can see--only a CONSCIOUS brain can tell the moral of a story-- a computer cannot do it.

      http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/02/super-panchatantra-capt-ajit-vadakayil.html

      there are a couple of CONSCIOUS mammals ( can pass colour/ mirror test ) like asian elephants / dolphins/ bonobos etc )

      i one saved myself, my crew and my ship by following deep indian jungle wisdom--

      NOTHING ELSE COULD HAVE SAVED ME.

      http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2010/12/super-typhoon-bart-perfect-storm-capt.html

      I DO NOT TELL MY READERS WHAT TO DO

      THOUGH I MAY BOLLOCK JEWS AND WHITE MEN HOUR AFTER HOUR -- IT IS JUST PART OF TRUTH EXHUMING -- I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST THEM.

      I HAVE BEEN A SHIP CAPTAIN FOR 3 DECADES

      FOR 30 YEARS , I LIVED A VERY RESPONSIBLE LIFE-- NO BAD WORDS- NO BLOODYING NOSES -- SEE A SHIP CAPTAIN MUST SET AN EXAMPLE

      MY POSTS ASK READERS TO USE THEIR CONSCIENCE -- DONT TRUST ME-- TRUST YOURSELF

      CHAKRYAVYUH was a military formation like a HURRICANE or a TORNADO --sucking in and eating up everything in its path --

      -- and as soon as the sucked in people were getting comfortable ( in ancient times the rules prevented attack from behind ) , the human vortex would move the opposite way suddenly .

      enemy soldiers get sucked in into the vortex and is left behind the path of the HUMAN TORNADO as mincemeat and blood .

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  8. Hello captain
    I chant shivatandav stotram every day since I read your blog
    I read about amavasya and fasting
    Should I shift my every Monday fast to amavasya? ??

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