02 May, 2006

"HERO" in the organization

Well, I have been attending a course on Strategy,Operations and Information during my MBA by Prof. Tom Haut, who is BCG head for APAC region and his wriiten several articles for HBR and taught at Harvard Business School. He says "If you want to be the hero in organization" you need to start asking right questions, you need to goto different departments and start building relationships, do networking and make friends with the powerful people there. You need to do things right as there would always be people with comments "I know this thing and how it can be done but then they never implement it" You need to understand the Operating system of the organization and may be draw a flow chart of processes and divide it into critical components and see where is the problem.
This is so easy to speak but so difficult to implement like the blind village story. "In a village of blind, there comes an elephant and head of the village asks everyone to draw how the new creature looks like? some one caught the trunk, someone caught the legs, someone jumped over its back and were trying to fix the problem" so the idea is its not easy to draw the big picture always but thats how a Hero is different. Innovation, fast cycle time, adaptation and doing the right things first time and being nible is just the beginning today. Continuous improvement in practice and a great knack for implementation is the key. Intercompany partnerships is the success factor for coming age. Collaboration ,Cooperation and Coordination is the funda for being successful.
So, who is the Hero ? one who fixes the problems and fixes the largest number of problems, one who finds the right solutions to complex problems most no of times and one whose art and craft is being followed by others in an organization.

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