Recently I came across a message from our former Chairman, Sohrab Godrej, in
the inaugural issue of Godrej News dated January 1990:
“A publication we
hope you’ll make your own. We are sure this will provide us an opportunity
to open up a two-way channel of communication amongst ourselves to share our
hopes, achievements and joys. This journal is one such tool, which could
prove effective only with your participation.?/font>
Relationships are the key
element of change. The relationship between you and CHANGE can be nurtured
through healthy communication channels.
Quality is the power that sustains
our Company. Productivity is necessary for our continued existence. These
truths apply both personally and professionally! Through your critical
feedback, we can keep Quality and Productivity intertwined, with the
embodiment of one leading to implementation of the other.
In the process, if
you have to criticise CHANGE, go ahead and do so. It will not be construed
as criticism of CHANGE, but as critical thinking about CHANGE by you. Focus
on what you want CHANGE to achieve, and then suggest how this can be done in
a manner compatible with both you and CHANGE. Acknowledge what it does,
reach out with understanding. CHANGE provides a forum for every one of you
to express your views, and gives them the visibility and importance required
to produce the desired results.
Comments and Suggestions Received from Readers:
Photographs should be clear and big and humour of high standard only, says
M. Dasan (Personnel Administration).
More information on flora and fauna of
Garden Township that is Pirojshanagar and a page or two for children only of
interest to them, says Kersi N. Gazdar (Udayachal Primary School).
better be short, says Kaustubh Shukla (Industrial Products Division).
Articles on Safety should be included, says S. K. Dalvi (Maintenance
Precision Equipment Division).
Recognise award-winning students, says S. V.
Manchekar (Upright Section - Material Handling Equipment Division).
Strength of healthy Industrial Relations to be highlighted, says P. B. Rao
All Divisions of Godrej Group to be profit centres by themselves. Competition to be encouraged among Divisions, says A.
B. B. Varma (Inspection - Locks Division).
Give brief history of various
Plants with photographs, and include recipes from various Indian States
contributed by employees, says Ms. Leena Phillips (Pune Branch).
page on Travel & Tourism, which will make interesting reading as we may not
be able to travel to these places, says Joseph Sequeira (Aerospace
Editorial should be simple and lucid, says Mithil Sakhardande
Articles from good Management books and a section on
Computers may be added, says Dharmesh Salian (Fort Showroom).
This is How Some of You Have Responded:
Helps build enthusiasm and motivation. Well-balanced magazine for managers
and workers, says Ansari Abdul (CNC - Locks Division).
All articles make
interesting reading, says S. F. Ayem (Personnel Administration).
make one proud of the Company, says George John (Kochi Branch).
people who lived great lives from which we can learn a lot, and inspires me
in doing things better for greater achievements, says S. Srinivasan (Kochi
Gives an insight into the minds of people who have become an
institution in themselves, says A. M. Phadnis (Material Handling Equipment
Provides greater inspiration to everyone to contribute towards
growth to great heights, says H. K. Gandhi (Precision Equipment Division).
Shows that “Old is Gold? Even if computers have invaded our life, the
typewriter still has many takers, says Ashok Palande (Construction).
Fosters a sense of unity and
Makes me eager for the next
issue, says Mrs. Dianne D’Cruz (Corporate Services).
Achievements of other
Divisions / Plants boost overall morale.
Changale vichar, Changale gnyan,
Changale goon (Good thoughts, Good knowledge, Good qualities), says T. S.
Sable (Maintenance - Locks Division).
Yogya margadarshan kartat (Guides
properly), says D. P. Parulekar (Inspection ?Materials Handling Equipment
Teaches me philosophy of life and how to be a successful person.
Also, more and more people should contribute articles, says Mrs. K. S.
Chauhan (Udayachal High School).
Finally, I wish all our valued readers and
their families a very Happy 2003 filled with lots of joy and
The fruit of Silence is
The fruit of Prayer is Faith,
The fruit of Faith is Service,
The fruit of Service is Peace.