You must be impressed with the ‘Idea’ AD and this time it is back with the ‘Walk when you talk’ idea.
Abhishek Bacchan, appears as a doctor in ‘Walk when you talk’ AD, and this is definitely out of an ordinary AD, but then, I wouldn’t expect anything else from the “Idea” AD; I love to see the AD and it’s one of my favorite AD since it’s placed in line with my emotion and I hope with some of your emotion as well.
Is it just an AD in changing the health and mindset of people or an AD to increase mobile connection sales?
I’m not even sure whether you would call it just another AD or maybe a hidden message for doctors or traditional seasoned managers, whom I have correlated it with after seeing this AD. The context of the roles is different but the conscious prescription is the same: ‘Practice what you preach’ – ‘Walk when you talk’
So, would I like to be classified under ‘walk and talk’ or ‘talk and talk’?
I certainly do not want to die yet another ‘talk and talk’ – preach and preach supervisor under any context.
I have realized this in Germany that I do not want to be a great tester, best supervisor, best test analyst but I do wish eagerly to be a ‘team-defender’, so that I can preach to the team members what I have learned from my mistakes for several years by being a tester and on the deeper domain.
I also do not want to create and possess the best method of personal growth and make my profile very impressive on LinkedIn – yet I do want to keep my passion for testing skills alive in my profile. I don’t want to be treated as just another resource for the billable, but more to do with how valued I will be for the team.
I don’t like to create a bit of suspicious of skip-level meetings amongst the team members, but I would like to be fairly judged by the team in writing and have no known name or identity of the team members.
I don’t want to prove myself as an accomplished supervisor by showing sizeable numbers of direct-reports under my belt, but I’ll like to be the single point of contact for my team’s fear. I don’t want to be called as an excel expert manager, who worries about numbers or percentages of work done, but I’ll like to be part of a self-management team.
I don’t want to be a clever supervisor, but I would like to be a fair and clear ‘Team-Defender’.
Now, please don’t think of this as a highly intellectual statement, I belong to the same class of individuals classified as tester, test lead, or test manager.
I know the importance and have the knowledge of test operation, test management as well as the painstaking, backbreaking, mind-numbing effort that goes into making those pretty-looking presentations in PPT and updating the spreadsheets every minute.
However, it is like one of those moments when some severity 1 and priority 1 defects fall in place from production and create panic at all levels of management and you have to celebrate it by announcing it to the management that ‘We have verified the defect on-time’
The inner mind of my boss would have said “Hooo…the team has saved my butt, lucky by chance” and hence, here I’m a step closer to the blessed state of knowingly doing what I’m supposed to do with my team members – ‘walk when you talk’
Well said by the great Sir Ji, chief architect of India (CAI):
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching“
You must be thinking, who the heck is great Sir Ji, CAI? Yes, you’re right!
About the Author: This is a guest article by “Kajal Das” – a tester working for LHS Ericsson in Germany as a senior test expert and having practical telecoms CRM domain testing knowledge. He acts as a point of contact between various telecoms service provider customers in determining all aspects of CRM testing being done in a practical and useful way.