Green Crusaders

Green Crusaders

The Alarm Life, as we know it, is on the threshold of catastrophic change. In terms of our environment. In terms of our society. Human beings are responsible for having created this tragedy. In order to atone for our sins, as a first step, we…

What will our children inherit from this Mumbai Aarey massacre?

What will our children inherit from this Mumbai Aarey massacre?

Financial Management Historically, most organizations have been organized in siloes. These siloes have names: Purchase; Operations; Human Resources Development; Marketing; Accounting; and so on. These silos (functions) are managed with a trilogy of practices: Financial Planning; Financial Control; Financial Improvement. They collectively populate the budget.…

CLIMATE CHANGE: Tomorrow is Today

CLIMATE CHANGE: Tomorrow is Today

Collective Responsibility There is no organization that can claim immunity from the destructive effects of a changing climate. The same holds true for individuals too. Who is responsible for the changing climate? We all are. Organizations, as well as individuals. In the words of Bittu…

Performance Excellence: An Elixir for Greater Profit Margins

Performance Excellence: An Elixir for Greater Profit Margins

We all need to adopt a Performance Excellence model in our respective organizations / institutions, for survival and success. This is a fact. Not an opinion. Performance Excellence, as explained in the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Model is all about delighting customers, employees,…

Performance Excellence: Leaders are Accountable & Managers are Responsible

Performance Excellence: Leaders are Accountable & Managers are Responsible

The Performance Excellence Criteria for the Malcolm Baldrige Model has an admirable logic. This logic is traceable to the teachings of Dr W Edwards Deming. In India, the  IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award (based on the Baldrige) has an impressive track record. Over 150…

Is Mumbai a Hatchery for Problems?

Is Mumbai a Hatchery for Problems?

Sporadic and Chronic Problems The job of a manager is to solve problems. Problems surface in two avataars: Sporadic and Chronic. In the case of a sporadic problem we need to treat the symptomatic evidence of the problem. On the other hand, in the case…