Understanding Behaviour through Indian Frameworks

30th Jul 2016 By Raghu Ananthanarayanan

In recent years there have been significant changes in the environment, and there is a growing need being felt to prepare ourselves to confront this new era. There is a strong need for a holistic, integrative view on social processes and high stress on development and management of new ideas and thinking or a redefinition of frameworks of thought to confront the new environment with conviction and courage.

As technology grows, and with it the power of man to influence and indeed create his own environment, it becomes very important to examine the nature of the mind that creates and uses technology. Parallel to the growth in technology is the deepening interdependence in man’s living processes. Aspects of human interaction and behaviour that were potentially negative, were contained in the earlier millennia through many ways. Distances and spaces between self contained communities ensured much less interdependence and more resilience in the abundant nature to absorb the waste. Today, individual survival is not possible without the use of technological production processes that network the globe. The clothes one wears could be made of cotton grown in Egypt, polyester made in the USA, stitched in Taiwan with zips and buttons made in Japan! The existence of an abundant and inexhaustible resource is also a thing of the past. Man has to re-examine the basic assumptions he has made about himself and living processes. 

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Organisation Change Management

24th Jun 2016 By S Badri Narayana , Vijaya R

In this paper, we discuss about the effectiveness and appropriateness of Value Stream Mapping as a systems way of optimizing the product flow and the information flow in an organization. Value Stream Mapping brings to surface the inefficiencies in primarily two paradigms: the product flow, which is tangible; and the information flow across various functions, which is intangible. This is the only tool which represents both the product flow and the related information flow in the same document. The product’s journey from the raw material stage to the finished product, be it within an organization, or across organizations (suppliers, customers, until end users), is mapped in a sequential procedure. The information flow associated at each stage of the product flow is represented. Mapping always starts with the customer and ends with the customer, safeguarding the organization’s objective of catering to the customer’s needs as a primary intent. Value Stream Mapping activity is carried out in three stages – Mapping the current state, analysis of current state (waste identification), elimination of waste , drawing the desired future state (waste elimination) This paper aims to urge organizations to have a re-look at the wastes that they’re carrying with them in the process of catering to the customer needs.

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