There has been so much chaos after tech giants such as Wipro, Cognizant and many others announced mass layoff of employees for lean management and cost cutting measures. Losing a job can be traumatic and very devastating for an individual. Imagine drowning in a well of financial worries such as house loans, education loans, supporting a family etc.
It is natural to feel sad and dejected, but is this the way to deal with this unfortunate situation?
Vishwas Mudagal, a well known motivational speaker, shares his views on this subject and tells you how to stay positive and combat this situation.
“Layoffs are a reality in the industry that we cannot escape. There are many reasons why layoffs happen, some are pure business decisions, some are cost cutting measures and sometimes trimming of under-performing staff. Whatever the reason is, it hurts bad for those who get the axe. It’s traumatic both from professional and financial angles. But please remember – “Inside every adversity lies an opportunity.”
You can feel bad, but use this time to look back and introspect. Work on your weaknesses, pick up latest skills / tools, and get better at communication. Think about why you got fired. It’s mainly because of a perception that was built around you and someone felt you need to be on the list. Or because you failed to achieve your targets/KPIs/KRAs. Or someone didn’t appreciate your work! Do not despair! Use this opportunity to turn around your life! Think about what you always wanted to do, or perhaps even start your own company.
Chase your dream but be practical. It’s time to be a Phoenix! Rise from the ashes! No one, no one can put you down! “
Yes! Use this time off to introspect on how you can get better at what you do. You may also end up choosing a career that is completely different from the previous one. Take that leap of faith and don’t give up!
Did you face a similar situation in your career? Did you bounce back stronger? How did you beat the odds? We would love to know your experience in the comments section below.