January 29, 2005 @ 4:00 am
Started off the day with a few games of squash.
(For those of you who have an American inclination, this game is similar to racquet ball).
Chilli, the Devil and I running around in a squash court (with wooden flooring) trying to “ball the wall”. In essence, that means hitting the ball on to the wall.
It was a very good start to the day, and at one point of time the three of us were able to see certain spots in front of our eyes. That was a good enough indication that we were exhausted.
We then saw a Kannada movie crew getting ready at that club. Some extras, some not-so-extras.
Got into office and been trying to fix a problem, but to no avail.
For the first time yesterday, my leadership skills were put to test.
A couple of members of my team were having issues in working together.
After hearing both of them out, I understood that none of them was at fault. The easy way out would have been to put them on different modules, but that was not possible. I had to keep them on the same module since they both are knowledgeable about the different aspects of that module.
Hmmm…I pondered over this for over an hour and then I was able to solve it perfectly well.
Both the parties are now happy and the module is going to be delivered on schedule.
I actually felt good about my decision (which, if you really want to know, is based on re-organising the work assigned to both of them…slightly more technical than what this blog warrants).
Usually, technical problems are easier to solve than those involving humans.
I am human, technically speaking.
Albert Pinto is in town and the gang is going to be meeting him this evening.
Another weekend dinner with the gang, with generous doses of jokes, humour, (Jokes and humour are two different things in our case), staring, commenting, feeling depressed, introspecting, caring-a-damn, coffee-ing and of course abusing each other.
What a well-knit gang!
Ladies and gentlemen: Go home and read something better. Or join us for dinner tonight.