You and I may come from different places, with different backgrounds and different beliefs but what matters is how we use our diversities to create something that will work towards the greater good. That is what working cross functionally looks like.
Union minister of state for power, coal, renewable energy and mines Piyush Goyal on the 9th September 2016 while speaking at the Ministerial review meeting of senior officers of the Ministries of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, highlighted what role in his opinion, team spirit, coordination and determination play while determining success.
Calling them the essentials steps in the ladder of triumph, Goyal also highlighted a very important fact- that of accepting failures. He emphasized on how not only does failure teach us how to accept that things in life won’t always go our way but it also pushes us more and more to deliver.
Failure fuels our drive and before this article turns into a sermon let’s look at the other interesting highlights at the event.
In attendance was the most celebrated cricketer of our country, Yuvraj Singh.
Not only did the man create waves with his sixes on the pitch, he is a live inspiration to all of those out there fighting a battle with death everyday.
Adding to what Goyal said with respect to failure, Yuvi (as his fans call him) said that fighting and accepting failure is very important as is the will to bounce back twice as strong.
“Criticism can put you down, but teaches you to explore yourself and improve”, he said.
Well known as team player Yuvraj spoke about how the joy of performing better as an individual is short lived however the glory the performing together as a team, encouraging and motivating each other lasts forever. it is only the success of the team that gives you a sustained sense of achievement
During the day, there were presentations by the Secretaries of the Ministries on the detailed action plans of their Ministries for the near future. There were also presentations by senior officers on important subjects like UDAY, Mobile Apps (GARV, URJA, TARANG, UJALA, VIDYUT PRAVAH, DEEP, URJA MITRA, URJA NET PLATFORM), Rural Electrification, Waste Water Management, Coal Import Substitution, Use of Technology to prevent Coal Theft, Rooftop Solar Energy Solutions, Electric Vehicles, inter alia.
Each of these presentations spoke about the principles of each of the companies including stakeholder participation, use of technology to improve transparency, accountability & governance, skill enhancement and job creation, energy efficiency, real time performance evaluation of the schemes at ground level through third party and incorporating competitive ethos on inter sector, inter ministry and inter state levels – all to collectively drive our nation towards progress.
Wrapping up, Goyal boosted the morale of his officers telling them To “Shun Status Quoism and be a Game Changer”, asking them to overcome historical challenges plaguing our system.
This meeting went beyond just talking about ideas and schemes for a better future.
No doubt there was sufficient brain storming in the room and some wonderful ideas were discussed, what really came out of it was an understanding.
Everyone was an equal asset with equal importance to their ministry and yet to bring about change- some real, substantial change, it was essential that they each respect the other and work harmoniously towards the victory of our country.
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