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Must-have business ethics

When firms become too large and fall in the category of corporates, interaction between the promoters of the business and customers or consumers diminishes significantly. Corporates then employ people to cater to customers and attend to public
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On streamlining best practices

The culture of one organization doesn’t work in another, some say. Others feel that best practices can be replicated and there are standard ways of implementing them. We invited G P Sudhakar, consultant, Siemens Communications, and L Prabhakar
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Leader, unpackaged

Popular concepts on leadership are getting outdated. Razzle and dazzle may not necessarily be the hallmarks of true leaders.     The thought first occurred in an interview the Businessgyan team had with Muthuraman, MD of
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Incy Wincy Spider...

Looking for inspiration for business strategy from Nature There is an old African saying that goes like this: “Every morning in Africa a LION wakes up. It knows it must outrun the weakest gazelle or it will starve to death
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Mission Critical

A step by step approach to establishing direction, strategy and motivation in your organization A business cannot make much progress unless a fundamental change in the employees’ attitudes is brought about. Your employees have to be
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Strategy is Bunkum! Or is it?

Understanding what it stands for might hold the answer. My friend was exasperated at the very mention of ‘strategy.’ “I do not believe in it!” He proceeded to tell me how their company had spent a lot of time and money in
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Standing by innovators

If you are an innovator, there are chances that the government could be your best friend. Surprised? Then read on to find out about a government institution that have been doing commendable work in supporting indigenous innovators. There was a
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Take innovation seriously

Only if you innovate, can you sail through good times and bad. In the recently concluded CeBIT 2004 technology conference in New York, Business Week economist Michael Mendell presented a paper on innovation and its equation with economic growth
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Truly a secure business

“The current business trend is an indication of raising security awareness in India,” says Rajiv Basrur, President, Zicom Electronic Security Systems. “But it was not always so. When Zicom began operations in 1995, it was truly an
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Are ideas welcome ?

In the closing decades of the 20th Century, several enterprises, striving for business excellence, adapted innovative ways of stimulating employees’ creativity. Maruti Udyog regularly stopped their Assembly Line for a while, to enable

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