Mr. Kulkarni should know, because in this age of job hopping and frequent career changes, he retired as an assistant general manager in 2007 from Harihar Polyfibres—a unit of Grasim Industries engaged in manufacturing of dissolving grade pulp while heading the Central Control Lab in the quality control division; he hung up his boots after a satisfying 35-year-long stint. Mr. Kulkarni, who joined Harihar Polyfibres in 1972 after getting a BSc degree, was in charge of suggesting remedial measures to maintain quality within desired limits and was responsible for the day-to-day quality of the product with respect to process variations as a member of the quality assurance team. Mr. Kulkarni, who found a work-life balance, achieved both success and happiness while at Harihar Polyfibres.
It was precisely this desire to share his experience and motivate students of KIAMS to achieve both success and happiness in life and work, that Mr. Kulkarni addressed the students. In his inimitable style, he disarmed the students and broke the ice by inviting them onto the stage to give their views on success and happiness, after they had pondered over the meaning of the two words. He thus established a level playing field between himself and the KIAMS students by ensuring that in a discussion on happiness and success, there were no barriers of ‘teacher and students’, ‘right and no wrong’.
While talking about human nature, he punctuated this with anecdotes on how to interpret body language, gestures and gait to discern the qualities of the other person. During the interaction, Mr. Kulkarni impressed on KIAMS students the need to set high targets and widen one’s thinking. “Managing one’s body language and correct etiquette at the workplace are essential to survive and prosper in a corporate environment,”
For more informatio please log on : http://www.kiams.ac.in