Under the “Samsung Scholarship program”, five meritorious students from the first-year batch of the management course will be selected to avail the scholarship which will take care of around 60% of their tuition fees in the second-year of their course at the institute. […]
Infosys BPO in collaboration with IIM Bangalore has developed a highly customised case study that can be used in business schools to impart industry specific knowledge to management students. The program integrates practical experience and expertise with theoretical concepts. […]
Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Aditya Birla Nuvo, Wipro and Bharti Airtel leads the corporate reputation list in India, Nielsen’s corporate image monitor survey reports. Infosys dropped to seventh position from the previous second position, while Wipro retained its fourth position. […]
A job satisfaction survey by the Corporate Executive Board found that the number of dissatisfied workers continues to increase in IT industry. The survey found that the willingness of IT employees to exert high levels of discretionary effort has gone down to its lowest levels. The recession and its accompanying reorganizations and layoffs have been corrosive to IT employee job satisfaction. Over a third were planning to change jobs once the job market improves. Tech workers are under constant pressure to keep up and want to be in jobs where they can learn and grow. […]
If you are a software professional, you would have come across various software development models / frameworks – such as Waterfall, Spiral, Agile, SCRUM, Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development, etc.. There are some interesting ‘models’ which you would have experienced in your rojects, but forgot to call it with a name. Scott Berkun has posted a few such funny but well-known development models, and there are a few hundred comments added by software professionals from there experience. I have copied a few selected such methods. (Yeah! I am following the Copy Paste Blogging Model! 🙂 […]
Great ideas, specific articulations of them and the books which present them transcend genres. The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig who is a professor of strategy and international management at IMD, Switzerland will most probably, be always found in the business section of the bookstores around the world. It just shouldn’t shouldn’t be so as it is a book which is as genre crossing as any, which should be read by many more than the people who would browse that section and is one which will surely be judged as one of the most important business books ever written. […]
The Satyam episode is over, and well too. The government and the populace couldn’t have hoped for a better ending, with the farce of needing to ‘nationalize’ Satyam if no bidder other than some carcass eating Private Equity funds turned up to take it over thankfully avoided. Barring some class action lawsuits or some past acquisitions that Satyam made blowing up on Tech Mahindra, Satyam has moved away from the front pages – except for when we hear about Raju’s sentence. And the pace of our judicial process ensures that the Ramalinga Raju episode will drag on for much longer. It also seems that the government appointed directors are on their way out after doing a sterling job.
So, as good a time for the second and final part of the post-mortem. […]
So what happened at Satyam? This will be a two part series trying to bring in some perspective – now that the big picture has by and large emerged and the media cacophony has died down, its a good time to try to make some sense out of the sordid Satyam scandal. Rather than the chronology of events, looking at the people who played the lead roles in the plot perhaps more enlightening and indeed, more interesting. […]
Once, an assumption was that any leader was an industrial manager. He had to assemble a bunch of specialists, show them the ‘vision’, tell them what they have to do and then ‘manage them by objectives’.
Find the numbers. Show and use carrots and sticks on the ‘worker’.
…..my argument is – this is incorrect :-). Read the rest of the essay to find whether you agree.
Many months ago, I got an opportunity to moderate a panel discussion on ‘Creating Social Awareness among students’. The participants were teachers from various schools in Trivandrum city. Except for one, all teachers were vociferous […]