The factory is a joint venture of India and Japan with management control of Indian professionals but at the same time Japanese management has deep interference in operational activities as they have deputed their people as operations head, quality and engineering Head. Indian Management Board also kept one manufacturing head having administrative control over all affairs. Both these Operations head and manufacturing heads were reporting to Indian MD.
Half an hour before Ravi had a hot altercation with Sushant. Actually Ravi asked the new graduate trainee to submit his activity details for discussion, because in spite of repeated calling to Sushant, he was not providing the details to Ravi which caused delay in planning certain activities. Knowing about asking graduate trainee to provide activity details directly by Ravi, Sushant shouted on him in a derogatory manner as to why he asked the GET directly to provide details and bypassed him? Sushant's tone was on high pitch. He cautioned Ravi, his boss that this way he can't survive in the company and he (Sushant) was not afraid of anyone as he has seen many bosses who have failed to control him and ultimately left the company.
Both went towards Ravi's Office but on the way while passing through corridors of manufacturing area, Sushant was talking very loudly. He also challenged Ravi that he can do whatever he likes. He does not care for anyone. Ravi decided not to go to office with him and replied, "Sushant, I had to ask GET because you were not caring for my request since last 15 days and thing were getting delayed. I must know what you are planning and how you are going to deliver". Ravi reminded Sushant that few days back he was instructed to take along another Astt. Manager while visiting Tooling Vendor companies, but he avoided his instructions and went alone for visit. Ravi came to know only this fact when inquired from Astt. Manager about the outcome of visit and he revealed that Sushant did not take him along as he kept waiting.
Actually Sushant was blue eyed boy of Japanese Operations head Mr. Takimoka and whenever, his incidents were reported to him, he took casually and advised manufacturing head Gopalan and Ravi to adjust with him as Sushant was very old, senior and high potential manager and was delivering the things as per expat's desire. Sushant's ability to perform at high level put by putting his heart and soul without caring for working hours in completing tasks made him ignoring of following processes. Sushant did not enjoy reporting to Ravi or any other senior including Gopalan except operations head Mr. Takimoka.
Next day after morning meeting Gopalan met MD where Mr. Takimoka was also sitting in his cabin.
MD kept listening and saw towards Takimoka for a moment. "But Mr. Takimoka, You always gave very positive report about Sushant? What I am listening? Don't you think we should do something about this issue."
Before Gopalan could take HR head into confidence and brief him about incidence, He saw a mail from Sushant with copy to Takimoka, Ravi, HR head and M.D. Following is the mail :
Gopalan gave a call to HR head and Ravi and requested them to come to his office immediately. But, after reading sushant's mail, Gopalan was thinking in different direction.