We often hear the term ‘Asli Maalik’ at Compare. A term which is an important thread in the cultural fabric of the organization. It means a task’s owner can be anyone from the team, it does not matter who is the team head or division head. The accountability lies with the individual and whosoever is the owner of the task will get all the support and necessary resources.
The talent acquisition process of the organization lays great significance on integrity, hence all those who become a part of team Compare come to work with 100% trust of the organization. We believe that individuals we hire, have the capability of taking on the accountability of a task and seeing it through.
The concept of ‘Asli Maalik’ has worked for us beautifully, for team members now make decisions thoughtfully, responsibly, and with more care. There is a sense of ownership which drives their performance. The young hands can take guidance from the experienced brains, but the work would have to be crafted and completed by the task owner.
It takes a lot of maturity at the end of the senior team members to understand and accept this culture. There have been instances when it took a considerable effort to explain the benefits we can reap through this culture. It is true that there have been errors and faults, but the idea is to ensure that the team members support the task owner to achieve the end goal. It is this spirit of ‘We all are a part of it’ that is helping us realize the true essence of ownership. An effort is being made to ensure that the team members are able to express themselves more freely and spontaneously.
The organization is rejoicing in a culture where problem-solving initiatives and creative thinking are encouraged. We are miles away from being the perfect epitome of ’Ownership’; the road is uphill, but we do have a map and it is going to make the journey interesting.