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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Vacuum of Being Leaderless

Today ( July 20,2004), was a day that was marked by a unique but a shocking news. The organization that I work with suddenly had no leader. The top man of the company decided to leave the organization. What ! Are you kidding me! Disbelief, dismay, shock were the first reactions to the news. The top man was not only the President and CEO of the organization but was also one of the founders of the company. When one of the founders of the organization chooses to take that huge of a decision it raises legitimate doubts and questions in every employee and further in every person associated with the organization (clients, vendors).  It is an interesting quagmire for every employee of the company at this point of time. Every employee is going to percieve and interpret the news according to his/her individual framework and that directly impacts the moral and vitality of the organization. From where I sit as an individual, it is wait and watch  principle, for I  am fundamentally an optimist and belive that things happen for the good. However at the same time being naive and ignorant about the chaos that must be prevalent at the top management would be foolish. So till next time... hoping for good things to happen...


  • Can MECMS be the reason for the friction?
    Funnily, It is not a shock to me, though it is connected to my future as an employee.May be after 911 no news was a news to me, I don't know.
    He left as CEO, but will he be a board member because he had 20% share?
    I am interesetd to know how this part can be translated to financial aspects on him/company.

    By Blogger Binkam Johnson, at July 21, 2004 at 7:20 AM  

  • As an employee we are a part of the ocean not knowing what caused the thunder and the rain and silently believing that the showers will not affect the ocean as somebody will definitely take care of it :) Should we not be concerned?? Speculation floating around majorly concluded in the term " Difference in Opinion..." but that makes me curious that the long lasting friendship and the legend represented by the so called Panch Pandavs would not break just because of it.........Question is do we not atleast want to know what opinion bought the highest votes(4/5) or does it really matter??

    By Blogger Zinni Jha, at July 21, 2004 at 7:42 AM  

  • I believe MediCaid business and risk involved in it must have been the fireball for this ultimte move by The President.
    No doubt everyone is quite inhibitious at this time. Would the Facade be transparent? Time will convey the message.
    Being the players at my level at the organization the best I could belive is being POSITIVE and hope that careers would nurish as it was earlier!

    By Blogger Gangesh, at July 21, 2004 at 7:45 AM  

  • Disbelief, dismay, and shock -- absolutely agree on those sentiments. I used to feel very proud about the fact that we had five friends at the top who could not be separated. That sense of pride has been shattered and I am certain that this event has raised many questions and doubts in people's minds. I am also an optimist and always believe that change is good, or can be used as a trigger to make things better. I'll also wait and see, and from my point of view, there is absolutely no change in my commitment towards this organization.

    I think that some of you might jump to conclusions about the cause of this rift ... it is certainly not one thing, or one project like MECMS. We may never know all the reasons, but then they won't be important to me if I see the right steps being taken to deal with what has taken place.

    By Blogger Vivek Gore, at July 21, 2004 at 7:57 AM  

  • A change in leadership when the organization was going through a dynamic change is not good… a shake up is good when things are static.. but at a time when things were already in motion.. not the best thing to happen… but then a lot will be decided by how the other partners and all of us handle this change…the organization is steering in a new direction… let’s handle the sails in the silent storm..

    By Blogger Amish Mehta, at July 21, 2004 at 8:24 AM  

  • My heart goes out to the top 4 of this organization. I wonder what they must be going through. On one hand they have to deal with this situation on personal front where they have lost what they had when all 5 were together. On the other hand they have a lot of silent questions and speculations floating around from everyone else in the organization. To top it all they have to keep the straight face and smiles for us hoping it send the message to us that all will be fine soon. I don't even have any advice for them at this point other than to hang in there till this storm passes by.Lets all try and help them through these rough times by standing besides them.
    As far as this organization is concerned, I think it is standing tall and can withstand the tremor because its foundations are good.

    By Blogger Ashoo Oberoi, at July 21, 2004 at 1:57 PM  

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