We all know that motivated staff work better and harder. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your staff feel motivated and valued.

Officials at the helm of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) have realised the importance of ‘motivation mantra’ that clearly reflects in the series of special programmes launched by the organisation.

In an apparent bid to shore up revenues, the RTC lined up special drives such as Mundadugu, launched from February 25 to March 31, followed by ‘Aatmiya Pilupu’, a three-day brain-storming session conducted in Hyderabad and attended by the departmental higher-ups and representatives of all unions in the RTC.

The drive commenced on April 3 and focussed on highlighting the organisation’s struggle to tide over financial crisis. “We need to clear the accumulated loans to be able to think of profits. Individual responsibility is the key, as each drop in the ocean counts. Workers can contribute a great deal by foregoing leave, at least in the summer season, as it happens to be peak travel time,” said an official.

If Mundadugu was about educating the staff on the significance of quality; the need to lead a quality life, on the personal, social and professional front, Aatmiya Pilupu urged the employees to realign their expectations taking into consideration the economic condition of the organisation.

The workers were exhorted to raise the bar of their performance and sell themselves out of the credit crunch.

The idea was to make each individual feel that they have a part to play in the overall success of the organisation.

Currently, the State-run organisation has embarked on Viswas, a 100-day drive launched with an objective to improve revenue by focussing on punctuality of buses.

“Bus crew have been asked to avoid bunching up of buses in the bus stops. Maintenance of timing is essential.

An elaborate action plan has been chalked out and workers are expected to strictly adhere to it,” said Gopinadh Reddy, RTC's Regional Manager, Krishna region.

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