The future of the company lies in the hands of its workforce. Any company should motivate its employees. Indeed, ‘Employee Motivation’ is a powerful tool not only to propel the company’s growth but also to improve the employees’ work-life productivity.
Overseas Cyber Technical Services Private Limited (OCTS) always prioritises the employees’ well-being. In trying to scale up its employees’ productivity, OCTS has been indulging in various initiatives since its establishment. In this vein, OCTS has recently rolled up the red carpet for Mr. Somasundaram Somalay, who shared his inspirational story and delivered a motivational speech that has instilled in the minds of the OCTS family a greater sense of positive outlook on life.
Mr.Somasundaram Somalay: From Nerkuppai To DuPont
Mr. Somasundaram Somalay is a dynamic go-getter with a vibrant mind. Hailing from Nerkuppai, a small village in the Sivagangai district, he went to the US where he worked at DuPont, one of the Fortune 500 companies for 30 years. Inspired by his father, who was a renowned Tamil writer, he devoted his life to helping and making a difference in the lives of the people in need.
Mr. Somasundaram has himself been part of various noble causes, focusing on women empowerment, rural development, health & hygiene, education, and more. He is an active member of the Tamil Nadu Foundation (TNF) and has successfully implemented over 1000 projects/ initiatives since its establishment in 1974. As part of his rural development activities, he founded Pepvil in Peppanayampatti, Madurai to provide employment to local talents.
The OCTS family felt privileged to have such a big shot here. During his speech, he shared the valuable wealth of knowledge and experience he gained in his life.
He gave it a humble start by introducing himself and his late father and beloved family which consisted of his wife, two daughters, and his young best friend – his grandson. He also gave a glimpse into his work experience, the missions he accomplished, and those still in the pipeline. Eventually, he took our employees into his insights which he backed by some stories of successful people and real-life examples.
The speech was really awesome and quite interesting, resonating with the tones of the young talents of OCTS. His fun and positivity-filled speech really served as a key to fire up the OCTS to believe in themselves and achieve greater heights in their life.
A Quick Recap of His Speech
- He stressed the importance of “walking before we run,” and having a diversified experience that will make oneself a better person.
- His speech underscored the significance of adapting proactive communication and attention to detail.
- Then self-motivation, which he said will help individuals to surround themselves with positive thinkers.
- He also delved into life’s invaluable wisdom such as humility, the value of money and time, maintaining a positive attitude, and fostering curiosity to learn.
- He gave a brilliant elucidation on ‘smart work vs hard work’ and optimism vs pessimism along with examples like ‘donut and the hole’ and ‘glass half full and half empty.’
- Not to mention, strengths and weaknesses took centre stage in his discussion. He mentioned, “Your strength is your weakness and your weakness is your strength.”
In a nutshell, it was a great feast for the ears. The OCTS family found it really useful and motivated.
Chris Roy, QBA:
“It was a fantastic presentation. Especially, I liked his thoughts on sustainability and networking amidst the difference in age group/background.”
Rajathi, QC Team Leader:
“Somasundaram sir is an energetic person. He gave a wonderful presentation and motivational speech with his life experience regarding safety, humility, project management, self-motivation, communication, and a positive attitude. Truly, it was a worthwhile time to attend the presentation.”
Shyamala, HR – Admin:
“I’m really impressed with his clearly articulating thoughts and ideas shared with us. I like his willingness to seek help and strong commitment to his jobs. I would like to thank him on behalf of OCTS for his Positive attitude and enthusiasm to make necessary changes in our lives. ”