Stages of Corporate Life

corporate life

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”

As You Like IT – William Shakespeare


According to William Shakespeare the human life is divided into seven different stages the first being the birth of a child/infant and the last termed as his second childhood. On similar lines, I thought of classifying the various stages of a new entrant from college into a world full of challenges, opportunities and competition. Where success is not defined by the opportunities you grab but by the opportunities you let go. Where apart from passion, commitment and energy you need to have the ability to take risks. Where you would learn to work in teams and that you can’t survive in silos. Whatever you have dreamt in the past of achieving in future is put on a real test to evaluate your mental and emotional stability.

Welcome to the World of Corporates.


An Infant is Born:

The birth of an infant in the corporate world symbolizes the time when a fresher enters or joins a company directly from campus. He is unaware of what his future will be and what beholds in the coming times. He tries to seek answer to his queries (mewling) in order to give his best and to secure/attain a place in the organization.

Whining School-boy:

He learns the tricks of the trait and is finally acquainted to this professional world wearing rose colored glasses and entering this art gallery with big dreams and aspirations and is soon pulled down to the ground with rope of responsibilities and expectations. The poor entrant is always nervous and doubtful about his decisions and thus unintentionally troubles and annoys the big fishes in the net and gets smacked (whining)

The Lover:

Well! Everything in this universe has negative and positive effects. After getting smacked by the big bosses the fresher finally realizes the responsibilities he has on his shoulders and falls in love with his work and tries his best to design and decorate his lady (job responsibilities) with world’s best ornaments (ideas and presentations)

The Soldier:

Now he neither knows any difference between day and night nor he remembers when to eat and rest, only thing that runs in his mind is work and commitments, which is going to fetch him the entire world in terms of earning a good reputation in the society which might be short lived however he can put his personal life at stake for this very bubble reputation.

The Justice:

He is no longer a fresher now but an image with a round belly and beard with a formal cut which symbolizes his position in the corporate world and the big chunk of money that he has made. On account of his experiences he is full of wise expressions with latest examples and sans any doubts preaching everyone like a priest from outside but internally is a big fish ready to eat the small ones entering his world.

Let the Show Begin

Are you in for it???

Amit Bhagria
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Amit Bhagria
Amit Bhagria
Amit Bhagria


  1. says

    I’m an HR Professional and a first-time visitor. Interesting post.

    I once broke down my corporate life as such:

    1. Learner
    2. Implementer
    3. Creater
    4. Strategist
    5. Manager

  2. says

    And, LOL, speaking of #5, someone once asked me what kind of manager I was:

    1. The Enforcer
    2. The Yapper
    3. All Fluff

  3. afseen says

    i want a suggestion in our company we are not getting on time salary from last 1 year we are working hard but no results please suggest me about next step.

  4. vijay says

    yes,accurately today’s corporate culture has been emerging in innovative. so, life is full of dreams in 7 stages.

  5. AKPEN says

    The infant stage in organizations are so challenging.only the focused can trail through to the adult stage.keep reinforcing us with it takes to sail through the wihes

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