Gandhiji had to be thrown out of the train in South Africa for his adrenalin to pump, resulting in the exit of the British from India. The 20-20 Indian cricket (world champions) team was the underdogs till the tournament started and at some point in time they were on the verge of exit. Captain Dhoni was frank enough to accept the fact that ‘lack of confidence by former indian cricketers in his teams ability to win’ irked him and his team mebers, which resulted in better teaming. The movie, Chuk De India – also portrays a similar situations. The current tour of the Indian cricket team is another example. The Australian’s tried to bully them, and it resulted in better teaming.
The same situation prevails at work. Very often the best performance comes out when one is challenged!. This is what is lacking in the Indian IT field. We are not challenged, or rather, the challenges are not visible to the average IT worker. We donot have a common enemy. Having a common enemy to fight / to play the game is a must for every Indian (my view)