From: As tols to Arshad Ali
Talk it Out
Posted On Sunday, May 08, 2011
Blessed with the gift of the gab, Jatin Virmani likes to talk to subordinates and family members once done with work...
The kind of industry that we are in, after office hours it is pretty much about building relationships. It’s the latter hours of the day when our brand ambassadors (F&B managers, bartenders etc) have some time on their hands. And at that time, it is very enriching to talk to them. They are in a free space and so full of ideas.
I make it a point to interact with them. A lighthearted conversation with these people helps me in understanding the next big thing to be, in our business. The exchange of ideas and opinions is more like a meeting of friends because people are not very formal at that time, like they would be in an official meeting. One would be surprised to see the kind of outcome of these interactions. Several complex problems are solved. People are not afraid of speaking up during this time and the spiral of silence seems to have been done away with. I listen to all of them with a lot of patience.
Post 7 pm, I try and spend all my time with family. I like to know how my daughter’s day at school was and she does very enthusiastically tell me different events at school and at home. It is very nerve soothing to talk to her, because she genuinely talks her heart out, assuming that daddy would love to hear things or that he would find a solution to any problem she has. I love to see her trust in me.
I discuss work and office with my wife and she takes keen interest in those. I do it because many a times she has pointed out important facts or solutions that I seem to have overlooked. Sometimes when I feel extremely stressed out and like to pamper myself, I go for a swim.
Virmani is owner, Global Wines & Spirits
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