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Dear Readers,

A walk around a city on a summer afternoon can be exhausting. What keeps one going is the joy of the sights and sounds of the city accompanied by unending ingestion of varied cold drinks and short breaks under a tree.

Any system that overheats begins to misfire.

This is true of cars, computers, machines, organizations and individuals.

Cooling mechanisms such radiators, fans play the role of cooling cars and computers

In case of organizations it is culture that acts as a coolant

At Greenovoc we believe that the organizational culture should balance between the intense efforts required to grow the organization – that are certain to generate heat- and the intermediate cooling by way of progressive HR policies.

We constantly strive to make our workplace productive…. yet balanced.

Atul Kulkarni




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Just a thought..

Burnout

Philosophy

Busy lives at some point or the other are afflicted by burnout mainly because they are involved in a multitude of activities simultaneously, continuously and regularly. All three words imply a never ending string of activities and tasks that one feels compelled to tick off, only to find another list ready, for the same attention. The word ‘Busy bee’ probably has its origin in this ceaseless endeavour. It is said that Mindfulness is a great attribute to practice because it keeps the mind sharp and helps the achievement orientation. Yet, Burnout is a common phenomenon and it does have an impact on the health and performance of the individual. The main reason that has been identified is that we get too busy and forget to do that what is most simple and doable i.e. take a step back and rest. As a form of exhaustion burnout is characterized by a constant feeling of being swamped by work, responsibilities and must do activities.

The reason why we felt like addressing these issues is that in the opinion of most, burnout is related to work. Unrealistic targets, bickering team members, confusing job profiles or boredom with the job could be the main reasons for an incoming burnout. It saps one of energy, is emotionally draining and distracts one from work thereby leading to decrease in productivity. Any decrease in productivity may result in a dent in career progress and personal satisfaction.It must be noted that long- term burnout can result in a drop in immunity and make one more vulnerable to colds and flu and other related discomforts. .It therefore becomes pertinent to understand the symptoms of burnout and practice a regimen to avoid it. Ventilation of grievances with a person in authority is an effective way since communication is a proven important aspect for creating a healthy work environment. Talking with trusted co-workers, friends, or family does help because their support can help in coping with the stressors of the job. Another highly effective but often ignored way to deal with burnout is to get enough exercise because it helps in enhancing sleep quality and improving mental health. Both these factors are known to help in prevention of burnout. Most importantly we need to focus on ourselves internally. Mindfulness can help one identify when one is feeling overwhelmed. Awareness of one’s emotions and the underlying causes is essential to cope with challenges of life and work.

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

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Dear Readers,

Is it the objective of business organizations to make it's stakeholders happy ?

Happiness being such a nebulous variable and almost impossible to measure, no business managers could objectively include "enhance stakeholder happiness" in their KRA. But deep within many would agree with it's value.

As Albert Einstein has said- Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted

One rather indirect way of making the workforce happy is striking a healthy work life balance

It is about putting the company in the goldilocks zone.

Goldilocks zone is the zone around a star where it is not so hot that all the water on any planet in that zone will evaporate nor is it so cold that there is no scope for any liquid water.

We need organizations where the heat to perform is adequate to convert ice into water but not so much that all the water evaporates into vapour.

Atul Kulkarni




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Just a thought..

Chronic complaining… the fountain of toxicity

Philosophy

On a recent trip to a weekend gateway, I had the opportunity to interact with a big group of families from different parts of the state. In the morning they seemed to be a gregarious fun loving motley group of people committed to make the most of their mini vacation. Yearning for some quiet me- time, I plonked myself in a corner, happy to be the listener. A few minutes of listening made me realize with a jolt that most of the individuals in the group were mainly complaining, not only about the facilities at the resort, but about everything right left and center: maids, husbands, wives, children, friends, colleagues, money (rather the lack of it, while they were put up in a high end holiday home) work, health, traffic, politics, so on and so forth. Every conversation was woven around what was wrong and how someone else or the system was the cause of their unhappiness!

The overall tone of the conversations of my fellow holiday revelers was an eye opener. As the day wore on, I became aware of the toxicity that was slowly seeping into the group dynamic. We go away on holidays hoping to rejuvenate ourselves, but more than the holiday apparel, we carry the invisible baggage of our worries and troubles and get so burdened by it, that the holiday seems to stress us out more than de-stressing us. Chronic complaining is a malady that afflicts many. In fact, many individuals take pride in the fact that they have the incessant capacity to complain without realizing the impact of their actions on the people around them. Each of us has a limited amount of resources both tangible and intangible at our disposal. The real challenge in life, is to make them work for you, in the best possible manner. The joys and the sorrows that come our way are inevitable and the proportion might vary from person to person. Yet, none can deny that happiness does come our way in some way or the other and it can be enhanced and multiplied by giving up certain unproductive and energy dissipating habits.

Life is a miracle; joy, happiness and laughter are its blessed manifestations. Do not let these precious jewels drown in the river of chronic complaints; instead hunt for more of these glittering jewels and keep them away from the dull negativity.

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

New Partnerships & New Opportunities An exciting year ahead!




Dear Readers,

Business success is founded on loyalty

The customer A who walks that extra mile to buy the company's product.

The employee B who defends the company's interest even at personal cost.

The supplier C who honour the commitment towards a company even when there is shortage of material in the market.

These manifestations of loyalty are obvious

What is not obvious is that the hard work put in by the company that has triggered these responses

Maybe the company has given super service to the Customer A in the past

Maybe the company has supported Employee B in her growth objectives

Loyalty is an outcome of building bonds

And as the Greenovoc credo goes, we build bonds (not only in chemistry) but between people....

Atul Kulkarni




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Just a thought..

Philosophy

Loyalty , elusive yet sought after!

The business scenario has been fast changing over the last couple of decades. New ideas, new tools and new concepts have set out new successes and new standards of performance. The fast paced, internet driven, digital environment has helped companies achieve more than what they could have imagined. Yet, certain attributes have persisted; loyalty being one of them. Whatever be the nature of business the pillar of ‘People’ cannot be discounted. People do not mean only a collectivity of human beings, but rather all those attributes that make the humaneness predominantly evident. Year on year companies all over the globe have always recognized the loyal contributors, on the basis of their long service, their rise in the organization or for having stood with the company in good times and bad. Personal relationships have either stood steadfast or crumbled on the existence or non- existence of this attribute. In his book ‘The Loyalty Effect: The Hidden Force behind Growth, Profits, and Lasting Value Frederick Reichheld has pointed out the pitfalls when loyalty takes a backseat. He asserts that many major corporations lose and have to replace half their customers in five years, half their employees in four, and half their investors in less than one, all because loyalty is ignored.

However remote the work environment today is, loyalty is still highly valued. Loyal customers and loyal employees is what all companies truly aspire for because this lethal combination has proved critical to the long standing success of most. No wonder then that, loyalty programmes have been a central thought for the Marketing and HR departments. Loyal employees not only work hard for their pay, but they are committed to the success of the company. They put the company’s interests ahead of their own and are always striving to improve themselves and their role. On part of the company, its support, its investment in the employees’ talent and future and recognizing their contribution, is equally significant. But one must remember that loyalty is not a quick shot in the arm: it takes time to build and needs an effort on either side.

Richard Branson’s words of wisdom summarize the interlink aptly when he says, “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to”. Medha Saykhedkar

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

Another proud moment

Mr. Sachin Joshi, CEO- Greenovoc Specialty Coatings Pvt. Ltd. delivered the Prof. N. R Kamath & Mrs. Ruzena Kamath Memorial lecture on March 31, 2022 on the topic ‘Sustainable Paints & Coatings- Need of the hour’. The highly appreciated lecture was organized by the Indian Plastics Institute, Pune Chapter.




Dear Readers,

Congruence is the secret of organizational success.

Congruence of the products of the organization with the environment.

Congruence of employee goals with the organizational goals.

The way environmental congruence manifests is through sustainable products.

At Greenovoc sustainability is our raison d'etre

Employee goal congruence is manifested when every employee becomes an intrapreneur at heart.

At Greenovoc, we believe our people growth is driving our business growth as we cross new customer milestones every passing month.

Fasten the seatbelts, as we gear up for a dizzy ride ahead.....

Atul Kulkarni




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Just a thought..

Mindfulness… Sense the Mind

Philosophy

Deep sighs, listless eyes, furrow lines and an autopilot existence... this is how most of us feel. Anxious, unsure, irritable or bored are words that very often describe our state of mind. Something seems to weigh us down, maybe because we seem to have lost the vital awareness of things around us… better known as Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing. It also means not being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. When adopted as a way of living, it accrues positive benefits for health, happiness, work, and relationships because when we concentrate on what’s happening around us, our mind is less likely to drift. As we deal with the world’s increasing complexity and uncertainty, mindfulness can lead us to effective and resilient responses to the quagmire of problems.

Mindfulness can be cultivated and practiced in daily life. It needs neither equipment nor a special facility, yet it can unleash our natural curiosity and revive our warmth and kindness. When we become more aware of the present moment, we begin to experience afresh, the things that we have been taking for granted. Listening attentively when people speak is a great way to anchor thoughts, so is breathing in the fragrance of flowers, taking in the sights & sounds of the daily commute or hearing the chatter of birds on the window sill. Seeking out nature is also a sure shot way to making mindfulness a habit, because there is something so awe-inspiring about nature that it easily quiets the mind. Mindfulness is a commitment. It is about seeing the world with greater clarity so that we can take wiser and more considered action to change those things which need to be changed. We need to allow mindfulness to become a crucial component of everything that constitutes our life.

Begin today, right now, just be there and let us regain ourselves

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

Recognition at the International Level!

Our CEO, Mr. Sachin Joshi was invited to share his knowledge and experience of developing & manufacturing Sustainable Zero VOC, Water based, Environment friendly Anti- Corrosion Coatings at the 3rd International Virtual Conference ‘Corrosion Industry 4.0 Forum’ held on February 25, 2022.




Dear Readers,

The new year will be the same as the previous one unless.....we do something different.

Change does not happen, we have to make it happen.

If we were to project the position of a car that is going to the airport based on where it is facing, we would find that it would miss its destination 99 % of the time

Continuous course correction based on current location, immediate environment and the final destination is the way and is an never ending process.

At Greenovoc our new year resolve is to become that agile and responsive company that can deftly manoeuvre the changing environment with clarity about our purpose which is to help clean up the earth before the future generations move in.

Atul Kulkarni




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Just a thought..

Philosophy

The editorial set the tone for this months Just a thought and what better word than Change to express what we feel. Change is the only constant is now a clich, often used but not as easily embraced. What is it about the word that creates contradictory emotions, a fear in the minds of some and excitement for the others? Apparently, the word seems small but carries a lot of weight!

A cursory glance at the various meanings of Change in Merriam Websters dictionary made me wonder at which suited us best. And I realised one meaning was not enough to articulate what we are doing. To begin with Change means to alter to make different in some particular. Obviously by doing this, we have taken it upon ourselves to ensure that monotony of the daily grind does not set in. To transform is also another interpretation of Change. The word transform indicates a radical move and a sense of urgency. All of us at some time or the other have felt the need to do just that, irrespective of the results. It was quite a surprise when I recently happened to meet a couple who make it a point to change house every three years. In their 25 years of married life, the couple who are in their mid- fifties have changed 8 houses and are looking forward to the next! They firmly believe they are doing their bit for the environment because they do not hoard things.

It makes shifting homes extremely easy! By the way, the couple is highly successful in their professional life and they attribute it to the fact that their goal is always the next house and so working with full focus gets them the benefits. This could be an excellent example of radical thinking. Change also means, to give a different position, course, or direction; this belies a persistence to do what we believe in i.e. better the environment and peoples lives. Obviously then we need to replace old and conventional thought & practices of doing business and of hiring people. In the process we have had to replace a few- people and processes. But then that is Change and we are undergoing a modification; we have started experiencing a momentum which again validates the fact that Change needs to be welcomed.

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

Our organization is growing- A warm welcome to the new team members

Happy to announce our association with major names in the Pharmaceutical & Chemical sectors where we have made a big headway with CORRONIL- 0767, our high performance anti -corrosion solution for arresting corrosion in the most aggressive conditions!




Dear Readers,

As one more year draws to a close, the world is precariously placed with issues such as global warming, extinction of species and other environmental concerns being at the top of the mind of sensitive individuals and organizations.

We at Greenovoc are committed to a making a difference in the new year.

Every year is a bundle of some pleasant and some not so pleasant memories. It is the ability to learn from past failures that makes individuals and organizations great.

We rededicate ourselves to chart out new ways that will emerge from our learnings of the past year.

We rededicate ourselves to trusting our belief in our destiny and be fill ourselves and the world with new hope.

We rededicate ourselves to a sustainable earth.

Atul Kulkarni




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Just a thought..

Philosophy

Another year gone by! This is the inevitable thought in the minds of all, as another year comes to a close. It does not matter, whether the past 12 months were joyful or painful or a mixed bag; it's not too late to end the year thinking about the learning and lessons. Many people would also be evaluating their lives and planning New Year resolutions because of an old European custom which says - �What one does on this day one will do for the rest of the year.�

Irrespective of our experiences, we must accept that every passing year adds wisdom to life. Like all things around us the passing year too is viewed in different ways. For some, it is the time for reflection and for some rumination. No doubt then, thoughts about the passing year have been expressed by many, in words that are bound to linger in our memory because, they personify each thought giver�s distinctive perception of this annual phenomenon. Here are some of my favourite pearls of wisdom from those who have traversed life year on year and crafted their own unique perspective!

�An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.�

_ Bill Vaughan

�I�ve become fascinated by the idea that it�s really achievable to make two or three small improvements in a week and by the end of the year, its 150 improvements.�

_ Darrell Hammond

�Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn�t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, a little more loving, and have a little more empathy, and maybe, next year at this time we�d like each other a little more.�

_ Judy Garland

Finally, the way you think about 2021 will affect how you welcome in 2022.

Come, let us build our mental strength, infuse motivation, sharpen our skills and get ready to tackle whatever life throws our way the next year. WELCOME 2022!!

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

We are happy to announce:

The expansion of our team.

The addition of new customers.

The appointment of new channel partners.


Way to go Greenovoc !!




Dear Readers,

Life is a shipwreck-

But we must not forget to sing in the lifeboat

A quote sometimes ascribed to Voltaire

We may or may not agree with such a dark prognosis of life but the wisdom of this quote is unmistakable.

Whistling in a lifeboat is an attitude

Organizational attitude manifests as organizational culture

An organization that finds reasons to celebrate when the chips are down will find a way out.

We had reason to celebrate in the last month

We got our ISO 9001: 2015 certification

The general business environment looks bullish

This is time to celebrate

Atul Kulkarni




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Just a thought..

Philosophy

November 2021 began with the celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights and joy. The festival itself stands for the indomitable spirit of hope and enlightenment symbolized by the singular, steady radiance cast by the humble lamp. Celebrated the world over, it is one tradition that has seen different avatars. It may have been subdued during the first and second waves of the pandemic, but it was definitely an upbeat and effervescent mood this year. Celebrations are a social gathering or enjoyable activity held to celebrate something, a day, an event, a journey, a birth, or success and we humans find reasons and occasions to celebrate almost everything!

In the words of Roald Dahl, the celebrated British novelist and wartime fighter pilot, �Our life is full of a great number of small events and a small number of great events�. What we celebrate and how we celebrate may vary, but our appreciation of the importance of celebration is nearly universal. Life at work is always busy, but celebrating accomplishments and milestones makes us happy and happiness never fails to motivate. At work it becomes even more important to celebrate because it allows us to recognize good effort, keeps up communication, helps people stay engaged and prevents burnout by allowing breaks from monotony and stress. Most importantly celebrations are a great way to build bridges among people and strengthen relationships. No wonder then, they pull down prejudices and push up acceptance!

Give up those excuses to not celebrate. Make celebrating a habit and let the cheers and smiles do their work of lighting up each day.

�For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance...�

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

Greenovoc Specialty Coatings Pvt. Ltd. is now an ISO 9001: 2015 Certified Company wef. 11-11-21 .. a milestone in our journey towards excellence !!

We owe ourselves a CELEBRATION !!


Philosophy


Dear Readers,

If we thought that Covid19 disrupted lives, it was only a trailer of the havoc climate change can potentially cause.

But there is hope in the air. Countless individuals and organizations globally are relentlessly working towards creating technology and lifestyles that will help mankind cross this test of civilization.

We at Greenovoc are proud to belong to that group.

Our environment friendly green coatings are beginning to make a difference in the lives of our partners and we are proud of it.

At times it may appear that the path is uphill and hope is dwindling but....

Let us be persistent

Wishing everyone a very happy Diwali!

Atul Kulkarni




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Just a thought..

Philosophy

With Diwali round the corner and Christmas waiting in the wings, the pall of gloom cast by the COVID-19 Pandemic seems to be lifting. The festival of lights denotes an eternity symbolized by the lamp, which says, �Doesn�t matter if I am small and the lone one, what matters is that I burn to spread the light; I persist�. Persistence in layman�s terms is the act of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. It also means the continued or prolonged existence of something. Persistence is not only valued in business but in personal life too. In fact it is that one quality which silently yet definitely leads to self �development. None, in this order of things has escaped the reality of �ups & downs� and traditional wisdom respects the �downs� as much as the �ups� mainly because it believes that after a lot of hard work in dealing with the downs, the resultant rewards are bound to be a source of joy. Persistence will motivate and sustain you to take consistent action with extreme determination.

The strength of a personality and that of a business mainly stems from a conviction in itself. �Try and try till you succeed� is one moral that each society teaches its people, simply because it is a time tested tenet that, consistency of action will produce the desired results. It was a firm belief in the value of persistence which probably led to Dale Carnegie, the guru of self -improvement to quote thus �Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.� Persistence persists, in the sense that one is never a finished product, rather a work in progress which accords us the opportunity to do something to make ourselves proud! No doubt then that Patience, Persistence and Perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Don�t stop striving; get ready, sprint, run and reach.

Choose Persistence today, tomorrow and the next day!

A Happy Diwali wish for all!!

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

Sharing of Knowledge continues unhindered�

Mr. Sachin Joshi, CEO of Greenovoc was invited to present a paper in the National conference Oil, Gas & Surface Treatment Conference. He presented his paper titled ,"Zero VOC Green Coatings" on 26-10-21

The more you share, the more you gain !!




Dear Readers,

There seems to be hope on the horizon as the GDP growth rate for India for the year 21-22 is projected to be above 9%. This is the time for the entire economy to gear up to participate and contribute to this evolving story.

How individuals and organizations respond to this opportunity will determine the trajectories of their growth. The key word here is respond. In fact the word responsibility is derived from the word respond which in turn has its root in the Latin word �respons� which means answer or offer in return.

Going by the clich�, we are going through times of rapid change. We have to take responsibility for the situation. Those who do not change with the changing times will remain bystanders and those who answer that call of change by offering something in return can brace themselves up for a super ride.

We at Greenovoc have re-dedicated ourselves to make the next six months count.

Atul Kulkarni




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Just a thought..

Philosophy

The term �Organizational Bystander� introduced by Marc Gerstein recently caught my attention especially since I was contemplating certain occurrences in my professional life. Organizations are complex entities and therefore a challenge when one tries to understand certain behaviours and attitudes. According to Gerstein, Organizational bystanders are individuals who fail to take necessary action when important threats or opportunities arise. They often have crucial information or a valuable point of view that would improve an organization�s decision-making capability, but for a variety of psychological and organizational reasons they do not intervene appropriately.

Organizations, particularly those in their infancy assume and bank on the wholehearted participation of all its employees irrespective of their designation and responsibility. The concept of being a bystander presumes that certain employees will not take any proactive step even if they come across a potential wrong doing, as against those who believe that action is required for the good of the organization. Bystanders,are said to be passive observers either by choice or on account of circumstances which include avoiding a potential upheaval. But it is not only in case of wrongs that being a bystander could be detrimental for an organization; it is even more serious when bystanders ignore opportunities. Going beyond one�s role to draw attention to potential opportunities would be a welcome initiative for any organization. Not only does it imply enhanced business but an inherent robustness in the organizational culture. Not being a bystander is also an assertion of the fact that at the workplace we are all under a social contract to help each other and the organization. When committed employees run out of work to do, they find out what more they can do to add value to the people around them. Encouraging this as a normal way of work is as much the responsibility of the leadership as it is of the individual.

Happy working together towards achieving common objectives!

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

Hearty Congratulations to our CEO Mr. Sachin Joshi, who on September 25, 2021, presented a highly appreciated research paper titled 'Sustainable Coating Solutions for Marine Environment' in the International Conference on India Corrosion Technology Forum.




Dear Readers,

The recently concluded festival of Janmashtami is marked by Dahi Handi celebrations.

Observing Dahi Handi leads us to contemplate on the nature of team performance.

It is a joy to see entire teams perform in harmony. The crowd erupts when a team of Govindas break a precariously positioned pot. The performance personifies teamwork, courage, dedication and skill.

Performance = Results + Actions & Behaviour

Both results and quality of efforts count in performance.

Performance at all levels is required for organizational success

The Pyramid formed by the teams are metaphorical in this sense.

The stolid players at the base of the pyramid are the foundation on which the player on top of the pyramid achieves glory.

Let's hope that the world is soon freed of the epidemic and engines of all teams- festive and business start revving at top speed

Atul Kulkarni



 


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Just a thought..

Philosophy

Poems have a way of reaching to the hearts and minds of readers. In so few words , so much more can be said and so this month I chose to explore the poetic route to express what teamwork means for Greenovoc.

What makes an organization ?

The question has eluded even the most seasoned veteran

It is the ambition of a shared dream And a vision so clean

No one upmanship, no bruised egos

And a message to 'let go' so we could all fit in like pieces of Lego

United we must stand, if the winds of change are not to strand,
Our efforts to make the world a wee bit grand.

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

Our CEO Mr. Sachin Joshi presented a paper titled 'Sustainable High Performance Coatings For Corrosive Conditions' at the ICCM 2021, 2nd International Conference on Industrial Corrosion Control & Management on 30-08-21.

CONGRATULATIONS !

The more you share.. the more you learn !

Philosophy


Dear Readers,

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Since it is half full, we realize that "we can do it" and remain positive Since it is half empty, we continuously strive to fill it up. And the glass is magical

However much we fill it, it remains half empty!

And that's the game; Like the Olympics with the motto Citius - Altius - Fortius (Faster - Higher - Stronger)

Olympics stand for continuously raising expectations and performance through constant improvement in techniques and methods, teamwork and the passion to excel.

We salute all Olympians. Even if they have not won medals, they have lived the spirit of the game. They are all winners.

We at GREENOVOC wish to emulate them.

Atul Kulkarni



 


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Just a little more�

Philosophy

India has administered 45 crore doses of COVID -19 preventive vaccines. Though we have a long way before the entire population is vaccinated, a little more every day has made a difference in bringing down the case load and fatalities.

What if the same principle was applied to our work lives? I always believe people come to work because they have something to give and get. If there was no work, there would be no opportunities for exploring the potential within ourselves. Why then is it that we hold back sometimes? Is it because we have subconsciously aligned work with the tangible benefits while ignoring the intangible? It is said that those who are willing to go the extra mile are the ones who exhibit a spirit of excellence, which leads to success in all aspects of work and life. Napoleon Hill acted upon and popularized the QQMA formula. It pushed him to go the extra mile in any endeavour. QQMA stands for the quality of service you render, the quantity of service you render, plus the mental attitude with which you render the service.

The �just a little more� is a concept dedicated to that one idea. where each of us can go a little beyond the line of duty to do something to add value to the workplace and gain so much more in terms of personal development, satisfaction or plain happiness.. It could be something as simple ensuring that the desk is clean and neat. The �just a little more� is a sort of mindfulness in its entirety. The workplace is as much mine as everyone else�s and therefore my just a little combined with everyone�s little could lead to a real big. A ten minute early start or ten minutes extra spent reading an article could lead to a combined reading time of 80 minutes per week not bad at all! One extra customer call each day will result in 25 additional calls per month. Small things just lead to a big impact.

In the daily grind of success and failure, we gather experiences galore. But when success becomes the core; it is always because of just a little more!

Philosophy

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Philosophy

Greenovoc Specialty Coatings Pvt. Ltd successfully completed the ISO 9001: 2015 Certification Audit on 19-07-21

Kudos to the team!

Philosophy


Dear Readers,

Every organization will pass through situations where things may not happen exactly the way they were planned. Stress is our typical response in these situations.

However, it does not always need to be so because we are have an alternative response available viz. humour.

Office humour is a component of organizational culture.

  1. Humour allows us to make difficult conversations.
  2. Humour diffuses stressful situations
  3. Humour creates a bonding between employees across the organizational hierarchy
  4. Humour records organizational history. Humorous incidents remain for long in organizational memory

An example of office humour:

In a meeting where there were hot exchanges between the Sales, Finance and the R&D heads

The CEO diffused the situation by quipping that-
Our Sales people believe that the glass is half full
Our Finance people believe that the glass is half empty
and our R&D people say that the glass is twice as big as necessary!

Let's encourage organizational humour.

Atul Kulkarni

 


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Just a thought�

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Laughter - The Best Medicine ( Undoubtedly !)

I have been a committed reader of Reader�s Digest and a proud owner of a large collection since 1990. One of the most sought after features of this magazine has been �Laugh! It�s the best Medicine�. This wonderful collection of jokes and funny anecdotes picked up from all over the world is evidence that humour is an integral part of all cultures, work included.

I believe, a good joke and a nice bout of laughter never fail to make an impression and also lighten the heart.

Here are some jokes that are bound to tickle your funny bone.

Reader�s Digest, May 2011...

My boss didn�t come in to work today.
He called this morning and said he was having a vision problem.
When I asked what was wrong, he replied, � I just can�t see myself at work today.�

Reader�s Digest- May 2009..

The other day I went to work with both ears bandaged.
My boss asked what happened. � I was ironing a shirt when the phone rang and I accidentally answered the iron instead of the phone!�
�That explains one ear� said my confused boss. �But what about the other ?�
�The person called back."

Reader�s Digest September 2011..

After I was adjudged Best Teacher by my medical students, I asked them why they felt so.

�When the back benchers doze off, � one young man replied, � other teachers take offence and ask them to leave the class. But you don�t mind even when the frontbenchers doze off. �

Keep Laughing!

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


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Our Sales Team and the CEO attended an E-Conference on Sales Excellence for 10X Business Growth organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mumbai.

Continuous learning leads to great results...

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Dear Readers,

Building a learning organization is the dream of any company.

All humans are learning individuals. How do we leverage this reality to grow our organization?

Training is the most commonly found approach for learning. At Greenovoc, we are committed to train our employees.

It is true that our employees will grow with the organization but it is truer that our organization will grow with our employees.

With this philosophy we are putting a training regime in place where we hope to nurture our people into becoming the best version of their own self.

Of course, training is not the only way of learning. As has been said "Adversity is the best teacher". But for adversity to be a teacher, one has to process the adverse experience, stay with it, not avoid it, and understand what it has done to us and how we are reacting to it.

We are going through adverse times. Let us all emerge from this stronger and wiser.

Atul Kulkarni

 


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Just a thought�

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Adversity� the great teacher

The months since March 2020 have been characterized by the advent of adversity. The trying times are bound to leave a long lasting impact on lives and environment. Yet, the very nature of life will propel us all to move on, albeit as changed individuals with altered perspectives, goals and mindsets. The teacher in adversity ensures that the lessons learnt are not forgotten and the learning gained from it, converts into an opportunity for a complete makeover.

One of the reasons why we are so rattled by adversity is because we take things, people and situations for granted. Though identified with a sense of stability, these result in a sort of comfort zone that often leads to predictable decisions. Time and times are always uncertain and being grateful and expressing gratitude for all that we have, is one way of insulating ourselves from the gnawing feeling of helplessness. We develop courage by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. It is therefore said that �Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. In the words of Haruki Murakami �Once the storm is over, you won�t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won�t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won�t be the same person who walked in.�

Finally, when adversity strikes, it makes more sense to test oneself, look up and move ahead. When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don�t give up. �Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.� These words of E.B. White are highly significant because, they hint at the non- permanence of adversity. The sun will always rise, after the night.

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Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


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A Virtual Conference on City Gas & Natural Gas Forum was organized on May 7 & 8, 2021 by IONEX. Mr. Sachin Joshi our CEO was invited to speak on the theme of Corrosion & Mitigation. His presentation was well received and highly appreciated !

 

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Dear Readers,

As a start-up born in a turbulent environment, we can relate to this quote from the book Anti-Fragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Anti-fragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the anti-fragile gets better"

This is a state that is worth aspiring for and striving for.

Organic systems often exhibit anti-fragility. A simple illustration of this is the fact that exercise should sap up our energy but, it makes us stronger!

Organizations in order to become anti-fragile have to acknowledge that they are organic which implies they are made of and are run by people

Thanks to our people, in April we continued to march on with a major export consignment successfully despatched in the midst of the lockdown shocks.

Thank you for sparing your time and keep reading....

Atul Kulkarni

 


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Just a thought�

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Maturity- a trait of elegance!

At the work place and in personal lives, maturity is highly expected yet, seldom explained. Understood mainly in terms of the responses to situations and expressed through indefinite words, maturity is that stepping stone which could catapult one in the direction of self fulfilment. Maturity at the workplace begins with, having a positive attitude towards the job, which is not only about giving oneself positive mental strokes, but also observing and keeping oneself updated on the new developments affecting one�s job. Many would be surprised to know that small things, like good habits and mindful behaviours are essential constituents of maturity.

The most common cause of conflict at the workplace is the inability to accept responsibility for one�s mistakes. Owning up to a mistake opens the door to the heart of the aggrieved and puts them in a mind-set where remedial actions are quickly thought of and accepted. Senseless bickering, instead of rational responses serves no purpose and when one realizes this and makes it an integral part of behaviour... maturity has set in.

Maturity is born out of responsibility and definitely leads to better mental health. Mature individuals understand that, for any change to happen it has to come from within and this is where success or failure develops. What then is the benefit of maturity? Apart from a highly satisfying and respectful self- image, maturity also leads to better self-reflection.�Once self -reflection improves, the desired goals can be accurately identified, setting oneself on a crystal clear path towards their achievement!

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Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Dear Readers,

These are challenging times for everyone. The uncertainties arising because of COVID-19 have a dampening effect. We are taking this challenges as an opportunity to build our organization- to build our processes and to build our team.

Processes are an embodiment of organizational habits. Just like good habits, they are painful to form, but once established become great enablers of success. Like habits, once established, processes become automatic and move the organization into a virtuous cycle of continuous improvement.

We dedicate this issue to 'Habits' and 'Processes'

We celebrated our foundation day last month and our growing organization enjoyed a day at an adventure camp at Vangani near Mumbai. After all isn't celebration also a useful habit!

Thank you for being a part of our journey.

Atul Kulkarni

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Celebrating our Foundation Day- Team Building, Adventure & Fun
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Just a Thought�

Many amongst us put so much thought into the process that we forget to start the process. Imagine if the doctor just thought, but did nothing if one had a heart attack? Mother Teresa, in a poignant moment had once advised a doctor, �Hands that help are holier than lips that pray�. A crisis drives action like nothing ever. But why wait for a crisis to strike? A daily dose of actions focused towards a particular goal will reduce the anxiety and uncertainty of a �what if� situation. The benefit- a habit of doing, instead of mulling! We are creatures of habit. A habit is an action we do regularly, often without thinking. Some of us are habitually tidy, or messy, or early, or late, or rude, or courteous, or happy, or angry. These are all habitual ways of being. Unsurprisingly then, our habits become who we are; they become our character. A habit like Procrastination has a dulling effect; It slows the doer and puts a brake on progress. Many of us procrastinate for various reasons, and the best way to give up on this habit is to just do it because the journey of a thousand steps begins with the first step!

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar


Dear Readers,

Writing this editorial for the first newsletter from Greenovoc Specialty Coatings Private Limited evokes mixed feelings of reflection and hope. Greenovoc is a child of the Coronavirus Pandemic and had to quickly adapt to the world of Zoom, Google Meets and Bluejeans. We recruited employees, scouted for vendors and communicated with each other, online. Thanks to the power of technology, my fellow directors and I, have seen the work environment transition predominantly from the manual to virtual throughout our working lives spanning the last three decades, and we have remained excited about it.

We at Greenovoc not only want to benefit from the technology leaps made by others but believe in actively participating in this process, to make the world a better place. We believe that our revolutionary water based green coatings are our way of participating in this human endeavour to leverage technology to make the future brighter and better for generations to come.

We thank you for making time to read this newsletter. We hope this monthly newsletter will keep you informed about the events and developments at Greenovoc and we look forward to building and sustaining a meaningful professional relationship with your organization.

Atul Kulkarni

 


Induction of New Team Members
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Mr. Sachin Joshi explaining Greenovoc's philosophy to Team Members

Just a thought�

One of the pet peeves of most organizations is the concept of accountability or rather the absence of it. "Accountability is to take complete responsibility by�a person or an organisation for what he/she or the organisation did or failed to do (which was their duty) and must be able to give a satisfactory reason for the same."

Accountability implies two aspects, the ownership involved and the accompanying authority, without which accountability would essentially be a fa�ade. Interestingly, the issue mostly raises its head when something goes wrong and the blame game starts. When we don't take accountability, we go into the spectator mode. But, if things start to go wrong and people take ownership, then they step into the solution mode.

Characteristics of an Accountable Employee :

  • Accountable employees rarely depict a victim mentality. Accountability comes from within.
  • Accountable individuals know that negative emotions can adversely affect productivity, so they don't let a�bad day�or an emotional colleague get in the way of accomplishing what they need to do.
  • Highly accountable people don't throw others under the bus for their own missteps or inaction
  • Accountable people derive satisfaction from delivering what is expected of them without hankering after praise. Praise is just a bonus.

Accountability is not a one-time mode and being selectively accountable is not a good strategy because it makes one lose credibility and respect. No wonder then, high potential, valuable employees are seen as being accountable at all times.

Dr. Medha Saykhedkar

 

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