Brexit shook the entire world. Next it could be Grexit, Departugal, Italeave, Czechout, Oustria, Finish, Slovakout and Byegium. Only Germain & Turk-In, joked people on a lighter note on this historic event. Rexit news is still raging. Messixit news stunned football fans ! Amidst all this is celebration of “DAYS” !! Dad’s Day, International Yoga Day, World Music Day, Chartered Accountant’s Day & Doctors Day. My pick is World Music Day (21st June)….and a reflection on Music and Management.
Just imagine a team where truly ‘Together Each Achieves More’ even while showcasing the individual talent. They enjoy their work and ensure ‘sheer customer delight’. There is personal excellence, harmony, innovation, customer interaction, healthy competition and more. Wondering which is this dream team and whether this is actually possible or not ? Well, those of you who are music rasikas (connoisseurs) will agree with me that an Indian Classical Music Concert is a personification of brilliant team work !! Nothing is orchestrated / practised in advance as a Team. Yet the artistes emote soulfully through their performance. Individual brilliance sparkles the team delivery. While some concerts are sublime and soulful, some have the majestic gait of an elephant. Yet others are high-voltage performances creating a ‘tsunami’ like experience. The songs range from devotional and divine to playful and teasing to peppy and fast numbers – in all producing sheer ecstasy through music !
They say music moves mountains, music melts hearts, music cures, music unites and now I say music teaches management too.
Out of the long list of updates that we are carrying in this issue, the most impacting one is the Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC) of 0.5% from 1st June, 2016. The tiny % cess has kicked up a storm already. Well, as it stands, if you got an invoice which is unpaid, you will have to shell out KKC from 1st June onwards though there was no KKC at the time of receiving the invoice. Now, service tax is all of 15% including Swach Bharat Cess and KKC. Have a choice ?
5th June is World Environment Day. We must crib about the doomsday nearing us as part of the Environment Day celebrations 🙁 We are used to whipping ourselves for ruining the Mother Earth, increasing the concrete jungle, drying up water bodies, polluting the air, depleting wild life etc. etc. Well, all is not lost. There are problems galore and the daily grind, but we need to have a positive set of glasses to see solutions around, look for happy moments, experience the beauty around us, enjoy what we have instead of cribbing about what we have not or shall have not.
This struck me when a few days back, my client, an Australian couple talked about the pleasant, sunny weather of Namma Bengaluru, its warm people, the vibrancy, the beautiful canopy of flower-laden trees, the carpet of yellow, red, blue, lavender flowers welcoming them, not to mention the choice of restaurants, the choice of outdoor activities and the overall spirited ambience in this Silicon Valley of India.
I said yes, lets soak in the little things around us and enjoy life’s breath-taking moments…….before the taxmen begins to levy some enjoyment tax !!