The whole world has a meaning to it. In larger sense what I mean is the entire world has some order to it. The food cycle is one of the best examples of such a system. Similarly for a country we a have government system. For literacy we have educational systems like schools and colleges. These systems are in place so that they maintain some meaning to the proceedings and off course for a better way of living. Just imagine if the entire world were to be with no rules or values. We all would be nomads fighting with each other. Similarly at the work place we have certain values that help us achieve our goals at the office.
To have a successful career you must also be aware of what your organization stands for in the society. You have to know what are the motto, vision, and mission of your organization apart from the quarterly results. One might be excellent at his work and has very authoritative style of work but still finds no respect among his colleagues because the organization needs the employees to be empathetic and requires participative attitude towards all the co-workers including the subordinates. For example in the case advertising agencies or media houses one never knows what is coming next. These organizations can never set routine procedures to accomplish their daily tasks due to the nature of their work. They require one to be ever alert and keep all the options till the last moment. So they might be more liberal in their rules and not have a formal way of functioning.
In the case of educational institutions most of the work is predictable and a standard protocol can be established and put in place for all the employees to work with. The odd occasional change can brought in place as a scope for improvement or for just innovation. So this clearly shows us how embracing organizational values along with our work style is a vital factor in our career growth.
Generally organizations are considered a serious place where one has to just do his job at any cost and always have a formal demeanor but today’s unpredictable, turbulent and tough competition needs the employees to be sensitive to the cultural background of his colleagues. In case of MNCs based outside one has to be aware of what is culturally accepted in that part of the world. As each organization has their own values as per their business and environment they are established.
Organizations not only hire people to work for them. Work can be taught to any person who has a basic education. What an organization really looks into when you knock at the interview door is – Will you fit in the organization, will you be able to imbibe their values and then work accordingly to their core values, which is nothing but their vision, mission or motto.
Always ensure that you are never in the organization for its reputation or pay package they offer. That will never satisfy you completely, as humans we also seek mutual respect from other people. This is possible only if we share similar values. Make sure you do a reality check whether your personal values, morals allow you to do the job whole heartedly; mere qualification should not be the only yardstick to join an organization. This will enable to you to do the job without any internal conflicts. End of the day being an excellent player is not enough; you need to know the rules of the game to survive in the first place.