It has been almost a year in Zevenseas family, some call it office too but that’s coz they are not yet a part of it :)…. Something I wana share about my work place...
A thirst to learn and a will to earn… I guess the DirectX in that proportionality is what it takes one to the level that they envision. To learn, not only do you need a good amount of interest and passion but also a good environment and equally good support. Colleagues (more like buddies) at Zevenseas are the exact catalyst to that. SharePoint is a technology but in essence its purpose is collaboration and I guess the literal meaning of the words stands for the meaning itself. Coming from a big organization, a MNC, makes you wonder at times that a relatively smaller organization may not be the best place to be if you want your career to move ahead… that’s Mistake number 3 you make… we will come to 1st and 2nd mistakes.
Zevenseas is one place which made me realize what I was missing out being in a big organization… "JOB STATISFACTION" … and the funny part is you don't even realize what exactly job satisfaction is and just remain a small part of a big company. I have a theory of my own, which I call as the "Garage-anics" ….which says,
A company is like a garage… whether be a big one or small one doesn't matter what matters is what role you are playing there… in a BIG company you get to be a tool, a spare part or a machine part… in any case a defined part of the system getting to play only your own role… lets make you a Tyre suppose… you will given a shaft to hang on and given a task to keep rotating… to which you will get your pay which could be good or bad (bases on how you feel about it ). Now what happens in the rest of the car is something you have no idea about.. You are just a wheel rotating and enjoying the view… you think this is how things roll and you get experienced … this is the second mistake you make!!! On the other hand in zevenseas you get to be a …. Wait for it…. No no.. Not Barney (HIMYM fame).. But a MECHANIC… a mechanic who gets to handle the whole car not just a wheel or Stephaney. You see all aspects of the functioning and yet get to roll away on the wheels of glory :) … and this is what gets you the experience you never knew you should have, this is what lets you move ahead of those who are happy being just tyres and keep on rolling may be at different speeds but yet at same level.
I have enjoyed every moment of work …. Hmmm not really work but more like a school of knowledge and fun and work keeps happening as a background process, Professionalism is still a very important factor one should have and it is always on list of everyday stuff… every day makes you responsible, independent and self-motivated. Fun and work make the best of party when their host is responsibility.
Hmm all what I shared is not to tell you how great our work place is … its not to tell you that you should come and join us… its something I wanted to share coz m happy to feel that way… coz m glad to have realized and found the meaning of Job Satisfaction… M glad to walk in .. Look at the office .. Work… pressure.. Fun… Microsoft Kinect… SHAREPOINT ….and at the end of the day all have to say is… wow.. "That was easy".
If you are still just doing a monotones job and not letting that Talented fun geek out of the shell to unleash the world of technology with the best of people ….if you haven't already thought about joining Zevenseas…. Then that’s the Very first mistake you have already made… !!!
A screen below shows the part of office where the best of SharePointers become the best of PLAYERS!! :)