Fundamental Elements of an Organisation

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  • Fundamental Elements of an Organisation

    1. 1. Laying strong foundation of an organisation... <ul><ul><li>Maneesh Prasad </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Some of the basic elements <ul><li>Corporate Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Rigidity of Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Reactivity </li></ul><ul><li>My 2 cents </li></ul><ul><li>Many a times we are so overwhelmed by the greatness of an “opportunity/idea” that we tend to overlook these basic elements which would revisit and could shake the foundation of the organisation. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Corporate Mission <ul><li>Sum total of </li></ul><ul><li>“ Individual Objectives ” </li></ul><ul><li>in an organization is: </li></ul><ul><li>“ CORPORATE MISSION ” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Corporate Mission <ul><li>Mission should be aptly supported with </li></ul><ul><li>What do we want to achieve? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term 2-3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term 5-7 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mission has to be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members of the organisation can relate to </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Corporate Mission <ul><li>An organization is NOT created out of separate unrelated forces. </li></ul><ul><li>Or else it will be like </li></ul><ul><li>“ Assembling Broken Pieces of Mirror ”, </li></ul><ul><li>to see the reflection </li></ul>
    6. 6. Corporate Mission <ul><li>Corporate Mission </li></ul><ul><li>is not only meant for </li></ul><ul><li>“ Corporate Profile” and “website” </li></ul><ul><li>Many a times we have corporate profiles which look fancy but the more you try to read out of it it confuses you in terms of what the company does and where it is positioned. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Collective vision <ul><li>“ Collective Vision ” </li></ul><ul><li>is shared by all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...it is something... which will kick start: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>360 Degree Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>where each and every member of the organisation thinks about the organisation </li></ul>
    8. 8. Collective vision <ul><li>Should lead to </li></ul><ul><li>“ Corporate Thinking & Learning ” </li></ul><ul><li>It is important for the unit to graduate from </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on-Management </li></ul><ul><li>where only the leader thinks </li></ul>
    9. 9. Collective Vision <ul><li>It inculcate </li></ul><ul><li>System Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Collectively working on tactical moves. </li></ul><ul><li>An increased “ Collective IQ” </li></ul><ul><li>Leading to... SHARED VISION </li></ul>
    10. 10. Collective Vision <ul><li>Collective vision can avoid... </li></ul><ul><li>Delusion of learning from experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning horizon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breadth of vision in time & space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delusion: an idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder. </li></ul><ul><li>Idiosyncrasies: a mode of behaviour </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>I My Position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like in a ‘steel company’, the staff may say I have hammering steel ad this what I will do my life. With time one needs to have – retraining of staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The enemy out there </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please do not look for excuses. It happened because… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The enemy and friend is all within us! </li></ul></ul>Rigidity of Perspective
    12. 12. The Change Around Us... <ul><li>Close your eyes and go back to year 1993 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manmohan Singh is Fin Min and people think it is the highest he could have ever gone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bill Clinton has just become Prez & Lewinsky is unheard of. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phone is for Page3 people or Tata/Birlas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An instant message is something you send via a chap on bike </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email is for the researchers and academicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Googol is for 1 followed by 100 zeroes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon is river in South America </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. The Rate of Change... <ul><li>What is Google/Amazon… </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Instant message – Email </li></ul><ul><li>Google last count of pages indexed – 8 Billion >> global estimates – 3000 Billion </li></ul><ul><li>Growing at 25,000 pages an hour </li></ul>
    14. 14. Change & it's Impact Horizon <ul><li>In the year 1455 Gutenberg, published Bible using moveable type in Mainz, Germany. Imagine a market research company going around in 1468 asking people about the impact of Gutenberg invention </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson: We invariably over-estimate the short term implication of new communication technology and grossly underestimate it’s long term implication </li></ul>
    15. 15. Corporate Reactiveness <ul><li>Being proactive is many a times reactive approach in disguise </li></ul><ul><li>At times we are too aggressive in fighting the enemy out there </li></ul>
    16. 16. My 2 Cents <ul><li>Corporate Structure influences behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Structure in human systems is SUBTLE </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage often comes from new ways of thinking </li></ul>
    17. 17. ...My 2 Cents <ul><li>Small changes can lead to big result- but best lever in not always obvious </li></ul><ul><li>You can have your cake and eat it too! But not at once </li></ul><ul><li>Dividing an elephant into two half does not result in two small elephants </li></ul>
    18. 18. Finally... <ul><li>Together we build an organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Individually we only nurture our ego! </li></ul>

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