This post took more time than I anticipated! But I have been wanting to post this since I left Delhi(well, is that a piece of news to you?!). 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.
This post is completely inspired and dedicated to my boss from the previous organization. I am going to tell you about how difficult it is to move on when you have worked with the best bosses. I have spent a good amount of time there, despite my present organization being my 5th organization in the last three years. The time I spent in Deloitte was pretty challenging but I had an amazing team to work with and thus things were tolerable. More than teammates, they were the friends who made life pretty easier. Though I had times when I worked with people who were not the best of leaders, however, my team’s bosses were pretty amazing and probably the reason why I find it difficult to move on so soon!
|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 your 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 a 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 subordinates. 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 constantly helpful in making me aware of my shortcomings. And that way, I believed he managed to build a very good team with very fewer communication blocks among everyone.
All this, because he has worked in this kind of set up for more than a decade now.
Thank you Varun 🙂