We all have known this fact and have many a times seen and experienced it that whatever the mother does or feels or thinks it all gets reflected on the baby who is still in the embryo. It moulds the baby’s nature and likes and dislikes to some extent. Hence it is advised to always be happy,think right,eat healthy and stay away from fights or some abnormal happenings in life.
The moment the baby is out in this world,it starts taking inputs from it’s surroundings..the people around and the environment plays an important role in the making of the tiny human being into a person who would be certain X or Y when he or she grows up. Children do pick up a lot from the elders around and again the elders are supposed to be careful to not fight in front of the children or not misbehave in any manner.Also to spread positivity and teach children good things and give them a wise school of thought !
Come to the corporate world. It matters a lot on how the way the employees have been brought up in their respective families and the culture and environment where they have matured.Secondly, it surely matters more as to how the HR manager is dealing with the employees and what level of maturity does the manager posses. Though you might argue that not every employee reports in to the company’s HR manager. Agreed,totally !
But I strongly feel that the attitude of an HR manager towards the organisation and it’s functioning matters a lot as to how employees perceive their contribution to the organisation. And employees will always look upto to the HR department in totality to learn or unlearn.Employees when not happy with their reporting managers or being at a cross with their managers,come running to the HR only.That’s the only place they have to come to..and if they are not being treated properly or consoled they will find a way out..that is exit the organisation for lack of understanding and care required from the company as a whole !
And there are times when you really need to pamper your employees and at the same time keep them walking on the tight rope of performance and targets…just like a mother does to her child..a balancing act of pamper and restrictions.
If an HR manager starts thinking in this manner,I guess lot of attitude problems will be solved at the surface level only. An HR is the woman of the family [organisation] who has all the strings and he/she has to be super careful before pulling or releasing any string !
For applying this thought one has to be totally committed to the organisation,which ironically is a rare thing these days !