Dussera 2011 @ Grafica celebrated with festivity
Everyone waits for Dussera as a day to be celebrated with lot of festivity. But I eagerly wait for Dussera to present my company’s progress report to all my employees. I make my presentation one day before Dussera because it’s the day DMI institute was inaugurated. So this makes me remember that big day of my life every year.
On the auspicious occasion of Dussera all employees of my company were in their festive mood to celebrate with lot of enthusiasm on October 5, 2011. The celebration involved performing poojas and prayers in the factory and offices.
As the day neared to Dussera, I sat down to prepare my company’s progress report and pictorial presentation covering various activities, events, exhibitions, new developments, innovations, achievements, etc. highlighting the performance and activities of the company during the year.
Before starting my presentation, I welcomed all the newly joined employees. Also in my two-hour long address, I underlined the philosophy of the company which helps those newly joined employees to understand our aims and objectives. I always believe that its not just the product which sells but it also depends on how one deals with customers and satisfy with prompt after sales.
The focus of my presentation was on: innovation, quality, productivity, customer satisfaction which I consider as the strong foundation of Grafica. I think by being transparent with your employees we can inject a sense of belongingness and confidence in their minds. I make sure that right from Security, Housekeeping, Canteen Staff to Top Level Management and my Core Team are all present during my address.
The motto of the company was made very clear to the employees. I want Grafica to be No.1 Company in the screen printing machinery business. For me No. 1 does not only mean in terms of sales volume only but No. 1 in terms of customer satisfaction. I want Grafica to be the best company in the world as far as customer satisfaction is concerned by providing quality products and technical support.
I dwelled upon my company’s real strengths and opportunities in the market; quick measures required to overcome the various weaknesses and threats in view of the stiff competition in the market. I also revealed about Grafica presence in the market.
Every year we have broken our own records by launching innovative products in screen printing. Last year NANO-PRINT, NANO-SCREEN MAKER 5-in-1 & NANO-SHARPENER and NPL Package. This year we celebrated the success of NANO-PRINT plus and NPL plus Package. Following this we also had two more products to announce NANO-UV 18″ & 24″.
Just before Dussera, I was felicitated by BMPA for DMI’s efforts and success in the field of education in screen printing. I felt the award belonged to entire team at DMI. Hence I handed over the memento to DMI team while the entire Grafica family cheered them.
Since Grafica has already started its export to US & EUROPEAN countries it was also important for me to highlight that MADE IN INDIA products are well accepted in the global market.
I explained how to be productive and become quality conscious in all areas of operations. I also drew special attention of the employees on specific areas which I feel is more important for every company such as energy saving, minimize use of paper and plastics even in their personal life and the most important aspect was to maintain CLEANLINESS whether its home, factory or public places.
Investing on Education has alway been on the TOP of my list. The proof is DMI… As this is our 6th year and I am proud to announce that we almost trained more than 1200 printing professional through DMI Workshops.
Beginning this year, as a corporate social responsibility, we have also started offering educational support to all our employees’ children by donating complete educational materials comprising of note books, stationery, school bags, uniforms etc. This activity is taken care by Yashomati Dhirubhai Mistry Foundation an initiative of Grafica Flextronica, in memory of my beloved mother. In order to encourage our employees’ children we have also taken initiative by offering financial assistance and scholarships to deserving students. I feel education is an important component next to health.
After education Healthcare of our employees and their family is also been my most important priority, hence we have covered most of our employees under medical insurance.
Because if anyone want to achieve growth make sure that your employees and staff are taken care of their basic needs including their transportation. This also means the company should be responsible to create better and hygienic working environment because don’t forget that large part of our life is spent at our workplace. I don’t hesitate to write that the condition of TOILET & WORKPLACE reflects your companies image.
I also revealed various future plans and developments envisaged for the next financial year 2011-12. At the end, I expressed my gratitude to all team leaders and their team members for taking Grafica to greater heights. While thanking all employees, I emphasized that each and every member of Grafica and DMI family is important and part of company’s growth.
After my presentation there were rewards for best performers from various departments in three groups 5 years and above, 10 years and above and 15 years and above.
My presentation followed by a delicious lunch and enthralling entertainment program which lasted till 6.30 pm.
The entertainment show with over two dozen performances was a big hit and beyond my expectation. I told the employees this was the real reality show wherein employees got a chance to prove his/her hidden skills by performing on stage – be it singing, drama, dance, poetry, drawing, instrumental music, etc. There were huge cash rewards for the most entertaining group and individuals.
When employees were given a chance to perform on the stage they excelled in their artistic skills. I believe in the same way they can perform extraordinarily if they were given a chance to perform with new responsibility to engage more on innovation and creativity.
I end this note by thanking all my customers, suppliers, friends and well wishers without whom Grafica could not have reached to this success.
Finally, I also have to say good bye as I will be flying to New Orleans for SGIA show as Grafica would display its range of products at Booth No. 2901 with all DMI creative samples. I would be updating on this event with photos so stay connect to my blog to see what’s going around in SGIA 2011.
Just after my return from SGIA, I will have to rush to New Delhi for PAMEX 2011. So if you are visiting Pamex 2011 at Pragati Maidan New Delhi then make sure we meet at Hall No. 3, Stall No. 3072.