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The VaCA framework – Adding value at work
Corporate hiring decisions hinges greatly on a candidate’s ability to deliver the requisite value. It is
not the qualification that gets people jobs. It is the value creating ability (VaCA), developed during the
course of acquiring a qualification, that gets the job. The difference is in thinking. One who thinks it is
the qualification that got him the job will in all probability feel the job is done. The other who thinks it is
his value creating ability that got him the job will keep honing and maximizing his potential. And that’s
the difference between the leader and the laggard in a corporate arena.
How do people create value at work? The figure given below captures six, most important but by no
means exclusive, factors that enable a
person to add value at work in a
continuous and consistent manner.
Possess strong knowledge of field of
work & the job
It is the first stepping stone to the glory
of being the most valued performer.
Leave no holes in the foundation. One
must ensure that he knows what he
claims to know.
Know & adapt to corporate working
This is the most important and essential
element of VaCA framework. There is a
lot of talk about Indian culture and MNC
culture, family run business (vs) professional set up culture and etc. Now what is corporate culture
and why is it so important? Often in industry workshops and seminars we hear some one responding
to the other person that ‘it’s not how we do it’. This phrase embodies corporate culture. In simple
words, it is the way in which things are done, perceived, handled, responded, acted upon and valued.
Given below are the elements of corporate working culture.
? Governing Principles of the corporate
? Working Relationships
? Employee Involvement
? Capacity for managing change effectively
? Customer Relation