Jul 23, 2021 / By Amrit Raj / in Execution
Ever since we dreamt of building our company, we had an objective of selling the services of Laboratory Equipment, Furniture and Digital Education in the Educational Institutions. After dealing with the overall segments, we addended the Turnkey Solutions to our domain. Thereafter, in due course of time after a lot of hardships we started receiving orders for setting up the interiors of various institutions. We had planned the “Know-Hows” & “Where-About” of intricate specifications for the same. We initiated with designing & furnishing of Principal’s Room & Staff Rooms of various schools in vicinity. Later we modified our SOPs & started planning for the nearby states accordingly, in order to expand our reach. We started receiving orders from rural areas on a higher frequency. We simplified our process by strengthening our base systems. We grew in terms of revenues as the bucket size & risks involved in this domain was already known to be huge in comparison with the others.
We received huge orders from remotely located places in Jharkhand. There were many difficulties in executing the projects considering the location. Now, after successful accomplishments we won’t call them difficulties, rather would term them as challenges.
We were awarded a contract for furnishing the rooms for the Dignitaries along with the Video Conference Rooms. I am just penning down the challenges encountered & their respective troubleshoot implemented for each & every instances.
First Challenge: Limited Time
Timeline for executing the entire work was 15 days. We took it up as a doable challenge and went ahead. Normally, it’s the mindset of various service providers is to falsely commit time and later compromise with either quality of work or delayed execution. Apart from this, but in every odd circumstance, there are short time visits of various guests, inspections etc for the scrutiny of the place. And then the action plan has to be adjusted to accommodate the same request. Because it is our belief that while executing any project, one needs to empathize with your client and work with it.
It’s the battle against time which you have to fight with yourself so as to challenge and then applaud yourself silently for the feat. In this case, it was our team which could foresee the challenges & think for Action Plans A, B, and so on.
Second Challenge: Site
Each site is different which posses a range of challenges. There are many which you can’t foresee even after extensive planning. But you have to tread through troubleshooting as they come. Some of them are coined below:
Third Challenge: Logistics
Serving at a remote location, a lot of difficulties when there are no basic amenities for the staff to be fed, shelter, work environment. We had a tussle with the scenarios pre-installed over there. We could not bear the Hotel expenses for the entire team up-to 20-30 odd days. We could have done that but the OPEX would have been damaged. Hence we opted for a rented house (2BHK) at a nominal cost & getting a roof above our head for the due course. However, in this scenario, in spite of the daily challenges faced - one thing was enhancing for sure & that was our bonding. We used to have enumerable discussions for our execution plans in MS Project for the parallel activities to have a critical path.
Saying NO to some situations is easy, but after having done this, I could say that some YES’s are not that tough to break you but only evolve yourself. All I can say is that we stood as ONE to solve the problem of MANY.
We hope to serve more vibrantly in the coming days and will keep you posted with other exciting stories. Till then, happy surfing our website www.labkafe.com for various new editions.