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Suhas Aradhye

Suhas Aradhye is the Managing Director and CEO of Patni Healthcare Limited.

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'Inspiring Quotes That Make Me Happy at Workplace'

Some of the people I idolize are Kiran Majumdar Shaw of Biocon, Google CEO Sundar Pichai for their views on innovation at workplace.

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“Smile on patient’s face makes me happy, as you have made a significant contribution to their lives” Suhas Aradhye, CEO and MD

For personal space and tasks good nature is what inspires me. One of the few things that inspires, opens up one’s mind and inculcates good nature is meditation. It broadens one’s knowledge base and knowledge is true happiness. “I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.” By Bill Gates, is what my thoughts are personally aligned with. I insist the younger generation to meditate as they will learn to stay calm, take decisions appropriately and draw parallel in the present and future scenario.

For professional tasks and targets, I section them on monthly basis, which makes it easier to achieve. “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” By Bill Gates is what keeps me going while I look at my professional targets. Constant perseverance is the key professional satisfaction and happiness.

As mentioned by Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, “Valuing team work is important. It is important to build an organisation where people want to work together and set up collaborative cultures.” Apart from professional targets, there are also team targets, generated by CEO and MDs of the organization. For example, at Patni Healthcare, we have four hospitals with every centre having one centre head. Presently, I’m hand holding some of the centre heads, while couple of them will now become self-sufficient.

The moment the centre heads have become self-sufficient, I feel utmost happy. This also means that now I don’t have to hand-hold the centre heads, which will make me redundant. Though, this may sound weird to some, as CEO would be redundant if the centre heads are self-sufficient and capable enough of managing on their own, but I’m sure many CEOs would agree that it gives happiness as you have created a different leader out of their capability.

For me, the source of happiness lies in creating some challenging tasks within the organizational tasks, which puts you out of your comfort zone. It basically means destabilizing yourself, setting a challenging target/task and achieving the same. With this, you know of your capabilities and everytime you set higher target and achieve it, you become confident that you can achieve any challenging task. "I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times" by Mr. Mukesh Ambani , speaks of change, innovation and breaking down barriers to grow in life.

“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together” by Mr Ratan Tata inspires me to give back to the society. No development is really development if done for a selfish purpose. In order to achieve wholesome growth we need to help others we meet in the path. Contributing back to the society gives one a certain sense of happiness which is one of a kind.

Interestingly, I’m not a medico, still my passion is to drive healthcare sector and establishing hospitals. Healthcare is a challenging sector- reducing overall cost, increasing revenues, achieving break-even, making hospitals self-sufficient. However, all these targets and tasks do not seem difficult at all, if you have an inspiration and zeal for something. Many times, I feel happy when I see patients happily getting discharged from the hospital. The satisfaction of their face is the most valuable thing in the world, which keeps me running and motivated all the time. The happiness is because you know that you have contributed significantly in saving their life. This is the biggest source of happiness which inspires me at workplace. “The hands that help are holier than the lips that pray- Robert G. Ingersoll” signifies the same values and emphasizes on the role of healthcare players.

Apart from this, whenever I feel dejected I prefer meditating and listening to chants. I also take a random stroll on unexplored roads and many of my best ideas have been generated when I was on such a walk. “A person who is happy is not because everything is right in his life, he is happy because his attitude towards everything in his life is right.” By Sundar Pichai, rightly demonstrates how happiness is not dependent on anything else than one’s attitude towards his work and life.

Some of the people I idolize are Kiran Majumdar Shaw of Biocon, Google CEO Sundar Pichai for their views on innovation at workplace. Similarly, I adore Indian cardiologist and entrepreneur Prathap Reddy and Devi Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya, for their immense contribution in creating a different model in healthcare which provides quality healthcare. Both of these great gentlemen have done amazing campaigns which has touched the lives of millions.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this publishing house


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