Gandhian approach of being ethical OD leader and Confucius philosophy

In the light of the Virtue Ethics and its importance in the realm of business ethics theory. It describes primarily two virtues and those are Christian Bible virtue  Agape which means Love of benevolence and Confucius virtue Ren. It argues that all other virtues have come up from these two basic virtues. Further, it analyses … Continue reading Gandhian approach of being ethical OD leader and Confucius philosophy

How crucibles can be leveraged for better organizational productivity through humanism approach

Introduction Crucibles are the trying and testing incidents or events of life,  generally associated with the unpleasant ordeals in a particular phase of life, be it adolescent or middle age or as tender as childhood. It can also happen during the active working life/critical higher study phase in form of bereavement, broken relationships, chronic illness … Continue reading How crucibles can be leveraged for better organizational productivity through humanism approach

Changes in the organization through OD approach

“Every state is as we see a sort of partnership, and every partnership is formed with a view to some good,” remarks Aristotle in the opening line of the Politics. In both his Ethics and Politics, Aristotle offers in his account of Political Anthropology that “Man by Nature is a political animal” (Rodriguez, 2020). In … Continue reading Changes in the organization through OD approach

Steve Vs Sculley- How politics can derail Organisational Change

"Would you rather sell sugar water to kids for the rest of your life, or would you like a chance to change the world?" Asked Steve Jobs to John Scully, the President of Pepsi Co. Steve Jobs (Left) and John Sculley (Right) The year was 1983, Apple Inc. had started strong under the leadership of Steve … Continue reading Steve Vs Sculley- How politics can derail Organisational Change

A beautiful lesson on managing identity – story of pink and blue flowers!

I would like to start my reflection by a beautiful quote that I came across: “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization.” - Pat Wadors. It beautifully captures the essence of what an inclusion is. The need to acknowledge both common … Continue reading A beautiful lesson on managing identity – story of pink and blue flowers!

Structuring minds in groups!

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress, and working together is success.” –Henry Ford Ever wondered, what lies at the very foundation of human existence and survival? I believe, one of the important thing is collectivism, living together.    I believe the tendency to form coalitions and groups lies at the core of … Continue reading Structuring minds in groups!

Decision making behind the scenes – what, how and why?

Group decision making is an interesting process, through the various concepts and phenomenon that I came across through the class, it made me ponder upon the group discussions and decision making processes that I have been part of so far. I have been part of various committees in my undergrad and even now in TISS … Continue reading Decision making behind the scenes – what, how and why?

Covid-19 as a trigger for change in organizations

INTRODUCTION In a media briefing held by the World Health Organization to declare COVID 19 as a  global pandemic, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, WHO director general said, “Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, … Continue reading Covid-19 as a trigger for change in organizations

Creating Gandhis at workplace!

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation, the man of non-violence who stood firmly against the mighty British Empire and led us to independence, perhaps ours is the only country who got independence without war or bloodshed. Reflecting upon the life journey of Mahatma Gandhi, I could find some interesting insights, Leadership traits and associate … Continue reading Creating Gandhis at workplace!

When values clash!

“Democracy is self-government, over all the people, for all the people, by all the people.” – Gettysburg Address (Abraham Lincoln) Abraham Lincoln, delivered this famous quote in his Gettysburg address. Ultimately he stood for the people. He stood for the values imbibed in humanity and American constitution. He abolished slavery through 13th amendment to American … Continue reading When values clash!