ARE YOU ON THE SAME PAGE?

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ARE YOU ON THE SAME PAGE?

 From the micro to the macro to the minimalist individual level & interactions, we end up asking; are you the same page?  Can we never be on the same page? Are even two experts be on the same page? Can we find the  medical equipment manufacturers / hospital / patient  or legislature / political executive / bureaucrat / the executors top to bottom on the same page?  The same page story has become an enigma, all of us trying to reach that mirage.

To be on the same page our  understanding of the system  has to be the same. There should be  no confusion on the role ; duties and responsibilities. The  purpose  should also be  crystal clear  with  commonalities  also known. The  nature of rules of interface  also should be known and so should be the  modalities.  Unison on high end thoughts and ideas in itself does not take us to the same thought process and much less to a  formal interaction sufficient enough to provide a tangible shape  to that thought.

Bringing the  whole institution or enterprise or various entities seamlessly at a macro level  is long drawn task with endless iterations but with visible improvements all along the way. An example can be  UGC, Univs / deemed Univs / autonomous institutions / other colleges / faculty / students / parents not being on the same page.  Had this found unison both in thought and practice, we would have elevated our educational system.

The question is  do we want to be on the same page or we have become very comfortable  with the present scenario?The second seems to be true based on the experience that individuals don’t try to come out of it, collaborate or  enterprises don’t make efforts to create interfaces to achieve the common goals.  All commonly accepted goals known to all. A very simple example being,  keeping one’s  house clean & neighbourhood filthy.

Being on the same page takes an effort from both the sides and needs the mindset of a  collaborator achiever  and not a  professional mercenary.

 WE NEED TO BE TRAINED IN “BEING ON THE SAME PAGE” MINDSET.

 Sanjay Sahay

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