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Tuesday, February 12, 2013


              MANAGEMENT GURU --“EXECUTION” DT 10th Feb. 2013

   1    I happen to read the book written by LARRY BOSSIDY & RAM CHARAN. Both have 35 to 40 years of experience in many layers of management of USA Industries.

    2    Almost a decade would have been over I think, since Industries introduced the concept of STRATEGIC PLANNING. Accordingly the recent belief lay in EXECUTION, apart from other old management concepts. We were / are borrowing ideas from west on the theory of management of Industry, however though we do have eminent Institutes and teachers in India. I think I don’t remember what was available before, THE MANAGEMNET BY OBJECTIVE. The professional management in private, Public and Govt, started with MOB.

  3  When profit was reasonable concern, and services were real concern, MOB were implemented with right orientations. OBJECT was defined from profit to quality.Competions were healthy and public not only knew the business organizations but also were aware of the management officials and directors, EXECUTING THE OBJECT OF IT.

  4   Then came the west theory of marketing strategy. There was high pitch fever in the market. Advertisements became the life line. Public were forgotten; practices on ethics flew away; profit became the Mantra; rather a tight do or die policy became a floater; Personnel were never known to people or press ,since “how many kings came in and got fired in the board meeting “ went beyond control. There was VERTICAL GROWTH WITHOUT HORIZANTAL FOUNDATION. It was Darwin world in Industry, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST.

   5  Now the stages of management operations have reached a stage, where, the analysis of the top US companies, lead to a conclusion that, the inevitable MANAGEMENT GURU is EXECUTION-STRATEGIC. Every methods adopted had only measured, COST-PER-MAN-HOUR in its plants, but had no companywide measure for real productivity.  Hence the need for EXECUTION and the failure understand and practice execution, negates all that were learnt so for. Though in knowhow, neglected and had to face the firing of the board. For example because the DELL COMPUTER changed the execution to MADE-TO-ORDER only, could increase the profit, by reduction of inventory. Execution is discipline.

     6   How execution is different from prior management theories? The CEO convenes the conference to analyze thread bear, the plan of projection, activity and planned periodical achievements;   The allocations are made down below, for certain pattern of reporting, under the belief that ,having explained the plan of action must win; then why CEOs lse their jobs?; because it shall be followed up closely, making alterations then and there ,if so needed; IT IS NOT WATCHING FROM THE TOWER THE GAME, BUT LEADING INFRONT AND PLAY THE GAME. CEO has to and in turn, all below to down under, move together as a team, to win. There shall be a check whether or not the plan is understood and EXECUTED as needed. Reward the doers; expand the personnel capabilities thro coaching; and KNOW THYSELF—are the mantra of execution. Under execution,  THE JOBS ARE NOT DELEGATED, BUT PALAYS THE GAME OF CHESS , BY PICKING THE RIGHT TOOS AT THE RIGHT PLACE, WHERE TOOL IS ALSO PEOPLE. Plan of review in all levels is not the track records of the reviewed, but the deliverance of the commitments, on each project. 

     7  The process is

 (1) Making the link with strategy and operations. (Planning for short, mid and long term objectives.)

 (2) Developing the leadership pipe line thro continuous improvement, succession depth, and reducing retention risk. (Performance and Talent review of personnel over execution of commitments, on various years and projects and not just the countable track records.)

(3). Dealing with Non-performers. (Counting the merits and demerits of the performer and evaluating according to  the preponderance of probability of increasing the potential by corrective methods deployment.)

(4)  Linking HR to business results. ( It is not computer based review, but analysis of one to one process of correction and rejection from the existing to another or exiting, on basis of opportunities. )

The fittings of the right people for the right jobs are evolved out of and the success rate is optimized.

    8  So there is only one question of HOW to make the strategic plan? If SP satisfy the status of

1 Assessment of external environment.

2 understanding the existing customers.

3 understanding the current markets.

4 Best ways for the growth of profit against the obstacles to growth.

5. The study of the competitions

6. Capability of the business o evolve and execute he strategy

7 Balancing of the short and long term projects

8. The markings of the mile stones for the objective.

9 Evaluating the critical issues already in store.

10 Sustainability of making money.( taking into account pricing at different levels, cost factor, working capital, revenue increase, investments, competitors strategy)

                      9   Does it end here? NO, few more reviews and questioning the strategy is ultimate.

1     How well the units of business well understood the plan and the competition, in and out.

2     How strong is the organizational capacity to execute the strategy?

3     Is the plan scattered or focused sharp?

4     Are we choosing the right ideas?

5     Are the connectivity with the people and the operations clear?


      10   So one can understand that “commitment to work’, “sincerity of purpose’ and team work by a good lead”     are termed as EXECUTION. Also this theory would apply mutadis-mutandi to Individual efforts also. The management faces and phases do keep changing, but one thing is certain, THERE IS NO GAIN WITHOUT PAIN. At the same time,  also to remember, Bhagavat  Gita management theory MAIN—DO YOUR JOB WITHOUT THE EXPECTATION OF THE FRUITION. 

      11 Also The west is rolling out properties ,which were known even in TIRUVALLUAR PERIOD. “Idanai ivan mudikkum endroindhu adhanai avan kan vidal”;  “Ulluvadellam Uyarvullal”; “Enni thuniga karumam, thunindapin ennum enbadhu izhukku”----SO MANY CAN BE QUOTED UNDER MANAGEMENT THEORY.Is there any better management book than GITA?

K RAJARAM     IRS          




Saturday, January 5, 2013

Masculinity of Vivekananda

                     Masculinity of Vivekananda

    It is strange that masculinity of Vivekananda Image described in Hindu as reported written by someone has come to raise another bout. I don't understand. 

           Most malaise and crimes against women have become uncontrollable only because MEN ARE NOR MEN AS CREATED IN VEDIC CULTURE. This remarks are equally applicable to throughout the world according to the system they were modified from barbarism once. PURUSHA AND PRAKRITHI ARE TWO IMAGES OF THE SAME ONE SUPREME AND BOTH THE SEX EVEN IN SCIENCE DO HAVE THE X AND Y CHROMOSOMES, WHERE THE X AND Y ARE WITH THE MEN NOT ONLY FOR PROCREATION BUT ALSO TO BECOME "THAYMANAVAR" OR "ARDHANAREESWARAR". 

            Masculinity which meant the acts of MAHA VISHNU with valour ,confidence and courage to face the turmoil had come to misunderstood for "torturing physically and mentally women, raping  hitting them hard and make women crawl for mercy". Vivekananda represented the dignity of the women as a man ; his folded hands with the sprouting chest teaches me the self-confidence, come what may may to protect the dignity of this society and women. His Guru Ramakrishna Parama hamsa did pooja to the feet of his wife Sarda devi, treating her as sakthi. In the words of "brothers and sisters" and in "ARISE AWAKE ,STOP NOT" VIVEKANANDAR glow in the image of  a real man. Rama is REAL MAN who would have only been read but not seen but the people of this country had witnessed VIVEKANANDAR. Hence in order to cross over the moral weakness and create an image of masculinity  what’s wrong if   VIVEKANANDAR photo is projected? 

              Mostly men became useless creature, especially in the current periods ,only because of imaginary projections of the Media viz PRINT AND VISION. There are moral coaching to show the the character in the natures of men and women. Men have become girlish and women tom-boyish. A boy who invariably marry a lady of younger age, who had gone ahead with the experience of this world than the lady, in the cloak of respect to women , hears to the advice and implement without the realization  or analysis of good and bad, and needs her money for GRANDIOSE OF LIFE. She is forced to add more weight to her roll ,which is already more than the mouthful. The process of habit this manner, makes her totally different. Man thinks he is the lion but never adopts the strength of that LION at all. 

             In my opinion torturing of the women mentally and physically by men is a greater crime , happening to day , than the RAPE.  There shall be punishments to mend the BRUTE AND FOOLISH MEN, and save the SOFT NATURED WOMEN BECOMING HARD CORE. Then men shall be trained right from childhood TO BE A MAN  and not TO BE A VESTED INTEREST SUCKER OF THE BLOOD OF WOMEN. The author and the HINDU are taking the image of vivekananda rather than rajni or kamal hassen or sharuk etc.


Thank u   K RAJARAM    IRS     


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