I have been completely MIA because of my relocation to a completely new city. More than any physical fatigue of the relocation (because I practically had to move just one luggage full of clothes), I am emotionally exhausted. And that is the reason I have been keeping away from writing anything. But I have finally realized that writing always keeps my sanity intact.
|I miss being around them!|
|The comfort of having a gang to always share your joys and sorrows!|
And this was the team where I met the boss who inspired me to write this post. In short, everything that I ever believed a good boss should be made of is compiled below. I hope my professional journey helps me identify and add more qualities to the list – and if at all I plan to work long, emerge as a good boss myself.
Another great thing about him is that he has always been someone who has treated his team members as humans and not just mere resources, which is by the way a common culture in consulting. He connects with people at a personal level. When I say that I mean that it is always a pleasant feeling to know that your manager takes interest in you as an individual. It means a lot, at least for me personally, when a boss actually encourages yours interests and hobbies. It always made me feel amazing when Varun used to read my blogs and appreciated them!
With him, work was always fun. While I was around, I know that Varun made sure that life doesn’t get monotonous and too strenuous even when the projects involved lot of high pressure and tough deadlines. In short, he is fun to work with! He makes sure that the environment is always healthy to work in!
|I look completely high and stoned in this picture. But then again, this is one of my favourite pictures!|
Varun is the kind of manager who knows what kind of deliverable is to be given when. He has a clear vision, mostly, and makes sure that he also respects the sensible and reasonable opinions of his sub ordinates. And all this because he is knowledgable enough to do that.
Being my manager, he did set clear expectations and goals for me, which definitely helped me grow as a professional. His consistent feedbacks were a constantly helpful in making me aware of the my shortcomings. And that way, I believed he managed to build a very good team with very less communication blocks among everyone.
All this, because he has worked in these kind of set up for more than a decade now.
Thanks Varun 🙂