Aug 14

Patriotism and Corporate World: 4 VITAL Reasons to Salute the Ordinary

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Most countries are quickly turning ‘nationalistic’ these days. We see in social media of all geographies, the passions are rising. The soldiers of the respective countries are remembered and celebrated lot more. I also see posts like – while-brave-soldiers-are-dying–we-live-in-comfort-doing-nothing.There are … Continue reading

Jun 25

Setting the Limits : Span of Control is NOT About Headcount

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What is span of control? You have heard this. Span of control is the number of people you could effectively manage. Essentially it is about how much one person can handle. Because of this reason, there is limited people reporting … Continue reading

Mar 03

Shiva – Shakthi and Product Design

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Every Feb/March, comes Shiva Rathri celebration in Indian sub-continent and world over. The enigma of Lord Shiva and Shakthi has many different explanations and yet there is no universal answer. On one extreme, Hollywood uses erotic man-female interpretation since it fits commercial needs. On the … Continue reading

Jan 10

Indian Innovation: Time to Promote ISRO from Heart to Head

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In India everybody loves ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). While many issues pull down the spirits of the country, one of the the entities that bring cheer is ISRO. A true worldclass technology organization. Whenever a satellite launcher or spaceship is … Continue reading

Jan 08

Bell Curve Is Here to Stay Even If You Got Rid of It

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Many organizations are ditching Bell curve. The observation by Gauss became a religion. The the good Bell curve went bad. After seeing that using it has become counterproductive, many organizations are getting rid of forced ranking.  It should be the … Continue reading

Jan 07

Performance Management: How Bell Curve Got Screwed

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Bell curve is well known, rather infamous. Now junked by many companies, it seemed very good way to improve organization performance management. It helped to ensure that performance ratings are well differentiated. It helped to reward the high performers and … Continue reading