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The Open World, gives us a chance to rebuild our institutions.

Today we are surrounded by technology, which is rapidly changing the way we do things, without us even realising it. With the ability to share information easily and the ability to collaborate, there is a wonderful opportunity for us to change the
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Leaderless organisations can be unstoppable

Wikileaks being Prosecuted and how naturally a stronger Whistle blower platform will emerge. All the force that the US government is using to shut down Wikileaks, possibly will only lead to the creation of even better platforms for whistle blowers.
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The key to Motivation

Financial Rewards can cause a negative impact on overall performance. The traditional approach to motivation is the carrot and stick approach. This worked very well in the 20th century when most tasks were predictable. Today a lot more is required
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I Know Best! Do You?

An emerging new trend to building organisations where participation and collaboration are the keys to success..... The Traditional Organization Structure has been designed to scale up one brilliant idea that the founding team got right. People
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Nurture the Intrapreneur Within

People management in the SMBs has not always been on their top priority list. The importance of People management has long been ignored by many. This has lead to a lot of instability in smaller organizations where financial constraints already exist
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Clear the Weeds

Organisations are made up of people and it is the people who make a system work.   The differentiating factor in today’s competitive business environment is employee productivity. Customer acquisition and retention in the long run
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Under the shade of the MindTree

Here is a company that practices everything that it preaches. Recently MindTree was in the news for its lecture series and ‘Ping Me’ helpdesk on some of the burning topics in IT. The moment you enter MindTree office, you feel the
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Succession Planning

Succession planning is crucial for HR managers seeking to retain talent within the firm. Some true horror stories:   1.  A person, let's say ‘N', became the CMD of a dynamic Rs100 crore telecom company. He had
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Collaborative Settings

Team Talk “‘Team’ and ‘struggle’ are two words I hear a lot,” says a researcher who has listened to managers, facility planners, and team members from a diverse group of companies talk about their efforts to
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Outline of organizational designs & structures and linkage to innovation

Talking of innovation, it needs to be noted that when applied in the organizational context, the term innovation cannot be used to describe individual instances that are more the exception than the rule. Innovation needs to be institutionalized