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Monday, July 21, 2014

Playboy Manager


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Vinny Ahuja, the HR chief of Integrated Medicines division of Universal Medi Corp was in conversation with division's executive vice president- the number one at division's hierarchy, "Sir, can I schedule the interview for your personal secretary the coming Friday? I have personally shortlisted the best from the candidates I have interviewed."

Rupesh Lahiri, the executive vice president nodded, "It's OK, go ahead. Hope, she is the best. I was fed up with the last one whom I had to finally fire."

"Well, I exactly know your requirement by now. Anything else I can do for you, sir?"

Without answering, Rupesh Lahiri cut off the phone connection. Lahiri hated Ahuja but he had to bear with him because of the secret knowledge Ahuja had of him, the knowledge that could ruin his career.

Lahiri was the rising star of Universal Medi Corp. None had seen the kind of phenomenal growth Lahiri had achieved in the company. He had become the darling boy of the entire board. The members of the board of directors had already decided to include him in their rank very soon.

But Ahuja could definitely puncture this prospect because he knew why Lahiri had requisitioned the transfer of Sevak Lal from the Surgical Instruments division of the company where Lahiri was the boss before taking over the executive vice president's position in Integrated Medicines division.

Within an year of taking over Integrated Medicines division, Lahiri reorganized his setup to create a new position. He wanted to fill it up by positioning a real competent guy. And as per him Sevak Lal was that guy. Sevak Lal was his right hand man in many ways. Sevak Lal had worked for Lahiri as his executive assistant in Surgical Instruments division of the company.

But instead of directly asking for Sevak Lal, for his own reasons, Lahiri decided to go through the proper channel and roped in the services of HR of the division. That's the first time he came across Ahuja. He spoke with Ahuja, "Mr Ahuja, can you please help me in recruiting the best possible professional from the industry for this new position? You must have seen the reorg chart by now."

Ahuja replied, "I have, sir. I will start the process of recruitment the soonest. And sir, you can address me by my first name Vinny."

"Great. Do it fastest, on yesterday basis. Thanks Vinny and keep me posted."

Accordingly, Ahuja brought before Lahiri many competent professionals but Lahiri rejected each one of them for one reason or the other. He almost reprimanded Ahuja, "You are not helping me out. Almost more than three months are gone and I am still at the same place. Please get me the right person. And to make things easy for you Vinny, I will suggest Sevak Lal's name. Have you heard of him? He works in our Surgical Instruments division."

"I know him. But will his current boss release him?" Ahuja was not pleased with the idea of recruiting Sevak Lal. He had shown lot more competent professionals to Lahiri.

"I will like you to convince all the concerned persons in Surgical Instruments division and get Sevak Lal here soon in case you are not in a position to fix up some other guy."

"I will speak with all the concerned persons and make sure that Sevak Lal is transferred to our division soon." Ahuja was left with no alternative, he seemed to have already wasted three precious months of the company as per Lahiri.

After this meeting Ahuja got very curious. He thought, "Why the boss is so much interested in Sevak Lal despite the fact that I have shown him much better candidates? I must find the answer."

So he contacted his HR counterpart in the other division where Sevak Lal was working. These two HR guys were great friends having passed out from the same college. And Ahuja was stunned by what this HR counterpart told in utter secrecy, "Ahuja, listen carefully. What I am going to tell you is very explosive. A rumor kept on circulating in our division while Lahiri was the boss here. Rumor was about Sevak Lal being used as a pimp by Lahiri. Lahiri, it seems is a great playboy and Sevak Lal used to arrange girls for him. That may be one strong reason for Lahiri wanting Sevak Lal under his wings again. You know the habits die hard. Hope you understand what I am hinting at. Now don't ask me more, I wish to be kept out of it. However I will send your formal request of Sevak Lal's transfer to our chief boss here."

In the mean time Lahiri had spoken with Sevak Lal, "Sevak, please talk to your boss and get your transfer formalized. I want you here immediately. I am recommending a promotion for you and raise in your salary on transfer. This is just the start. You will keep on getting your goodies as in earlier times once you come here. So join me soon."

"I too look forward to serve you again sir," said Sevak Lal.

Within a few days after this Ahuja completed all the necessary paperwork and Sevak Lal was brought in Integrated Medicines division to work for Lahiri.

Sevak Lal occupied a house in the company's township that was at a few minutes distance from the office of Integrated Medicines division. In fact he insisted for it, "I need to be near the office. I need to give more time to this new department. If I live in the city I will need to commute a lot and I do not wish to waste my time."

The HR manager of Surgical Instruments division had given an idea of Lahiri-Sevak Lal modus oprendi. And so Ahuja kept an eye on the activities going on at Sevak Lal's house in the company's township. Sevak Lal was a bachelor and had no family. So he used to take lunch in the division's cafeteria and his house used be locked throughout the office hours including the lunch time.

Though for the first few days of Ahuja's surveillance of Sevak Lal's house nothing extraordinary happened, he continued his watch over the house. And one day he found that during the lunch time Sevak Lal's house did not have a lock on the main door of the house and Sevak Lal's car was parked outside the house.  Then after about half an hour or so he was surprised to see Lahiri coming out of the house instead of Sevak Lal. Lahiri looked around, got into the car and headed for the office. Ahuja hanged around making sure that nobody was watching him. After a few minutes a lady walked out of the house. She walked for a furlong or so where a car was parked. She got into it and drove away.

Ahuja captured the entire episode on his cell phone- a complete video. That evening, he rang Sevak Lal and said, "You know that in addition to looking after the HR function I am also responsible for admin and security affairs of our township. I am a bit concerned about the safety and security of your home in the township. I happened to see some unusual things happening in and around your house during the lunch time while you were still in your office. Please come to my office, I need to talk to you personally about it."

Sevak Lal got a shock of his life hearing what Ahuja was narrating to him. He simply replied, "I will meet you in your office immediately."

Ahuja locked up his cabin while he was negotiating with Sevak Lal. He mentioned to Sevak Lal in a no-nonsense tone, "Now that you have seen the video, will you please tell all about it to your master Lahiri or do you think I should approach him?"

"No, I will do it myself. Tell me what you want."

"Tell him that in addition to the video I have some more interesting stories up my sleeve. I know now why he fought tooth and nail to promote two of his most incompetent subordinates and pressed the performance evaluation committee to make exception to the company rules."

"What do you mean? He looks after the interest of his subordinates and so fights for the growth of his people. I know him well. What's wrong with it?"

"Yes, he does look after the interest of those of his subordinates who let him sleep with their wives. During the last performance evaluation round at least one manager had secretly told me about it since he was an eyewitness to Lahiri visiting the house of one of the managers who was favored by Lahiri. He keeps that video with him as a weapon in case he is wronged any time in future by Lahiri."

Sevak Lal couldn't argue any more. He knew it was true. He was a close associate of Lahiri in such matters.

He asked Ahuja, "OK. Now Ahuja, what do you want from me?"

"Go tell Lahiri all about what I know of him. Tell him also that I know about his elevation as a director on company's board. Now he should be in a position to press for my promotion as the group HR chief at the corporate level bypassing other four HR chiefs of various divisions, most of them being senior to me. The next round of promotions is around the corner. I will cooperate and play along if he agrees or you know what I can do."

And the meeting between Ahuja and Sevak Lal was over.

After a few days of this meeting, Sevak Lal met Ahuja once more and informed, "Boss agrees with your terms. Let me congratulate you, your promotion will be announced soon. Your new title will be Group/Corporate Vice President (HR). However, as a last assignment at your existing level, the boss has requested you to formally schedule an interview with a candidate whom I want him to appoint as his personal secretary. Here is her resume." Then Sevak Lal walked away.

Ahuja rang Lahiri this morning to check with him, "Sir, can I schedule the interview for your personal secretary the coming Friday? I have personally shortlisted the best from the candidates I have interviewed."

(Two years later Rupesh Lahiri was fired from the company unceremoniously not for the sexual harassment or sexual assault of the female employees but for screwing up company's one of the prestigious projects. Till the time he was seen as a vital instrument in bringing in tons of money for the company he was treated as a superhero by all despite the fact that two courageous female employees had filed complaints of sexual harassment/assault by Rupesh Lahiri to the corporate HR of the company to which even Vinny Ahuja had turned a blind eye).


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Alphabetic List of of Management Topics and Their Site URLs
(The term "management" here does not limit itself to just about business management but it encompasses management of all kinds of things like life management, home management, family management, health management, travel management, food management and so on).
Home Pages for All the Topics

1. (Home Pages for Brief Introduction to All the Business Management Topicshttp://management-universe.blogspot.com/http://management-universe-enotes.blogspot.com/ and http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com

2. (Home Page for All General and Psychological Counseling) http://counselingfamily.blogspot.com/

3. (Home Page for All Home Tips: Home and Family Managementhttp://home-tips-tricks.blogspot.com/

4. (Home Page for All Products: Products Knowledge Managementhttp://products-all.blogspot.com/

Topics Starting with Numbers

(5S Housekeeping) http://5s-housekeeping.blogspot.com/
(5S Housekeeping at Home: Home Managementhttp://5s-housekeeping-home.blogspot.com/

Topics Starting with Alphabets

A
(ABC Analysis or Pareto Analysis or 80/20 Rule) http://abc-pareto-analysis.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2011/07/20/abc-analysis-or-pareto-analysis/
(Activity Based Costing- ABC) http://activitybased-costing.blogspot.com/
(Advertising) http://advertising-mass-communication.blogspot.com/
(Anecdotes in Management) http://management-anecdotes.blogspot.com/
(Anger Management) http://controlling-anger.blogspot.com/
(Articles, blogs and knols of Shyam Bhatawdekar: Home Page) http://writings-of-shyam.blogspot.com/
(Assertiveness) http://assertiveness-skill.blogspot.com/
(Assessment Centers) http://assessment-centers.blogspot.com/
(Authentic and Free Management Notes) http://authentic-management-notes.blogspot.com/
(A to Z of Management Systems) http://a-z-management-systems.blogspot.com/
(A to Z of Quality Techniques) http://a-z-quality-techniques.blogspot.com/

B
(Balanced Scorecard) http://balanced-scorecard-system.blogspot.com/
(Basic Statistics) http://statistics-basic.blogspot.com/
(Behavioral Safety) http://behavioral-safety.blogspot.com/
(Benchmarking) http://benchmarking-system.blogspot.com/
(Body Language or Non-verbal Communication) http://body-language-communication.blogspot.com/
(Books- Best Books) http://best-book-list.blogspot.com/
(Books- Best Management Books) http://best-management-books.blogspot.com/
(Boundarylesshttp://shyambhatawdekar.blogspot.com/
(Brainstorming) http://brainstorming-technique.blogspot.com/
(Branding- Personal/Professional Branding http://professional-branding.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com/
(Business Ethics and Ethics in Management) http://business-management-ethics.blogspot.com/
(Business Plan) http://business-plan-preparation.blogspot.com/
(Business Process ReengineeringBPRhttp://business-process-reengineering-bpr.blogspot.com/

C
(Career Planning within Organizations) http://organizational-career-planning.blogspot.com/
(Case Method) http://case-method.blogspot.com/
(Case Studies in Management) http://corporate-case-studies.blogspot.com/
(CEO Roles, Qualities and Competencies) http://ceo-qualities.blogspot.com/
(Change Management) http://manage-change.blogspot.com/
(Child Development: Stories for Childrenhttp://stories-children.blogspot.com/
(Children’s Behavior Problems: Family Managementhttp://child-behavior-problems.blogspot.com/
(Coaching) http://coaching-skill.blogspot.com/
(Communication) http://communication-for-business.blogspot.com/
(Competencies- Life Managementhttp://shyam-bhatawdekar.blogspot.com/
(Competency Matrix/Competency Mapping: Success by Building Competencies/Skills) http://competency-matrix-mapping.blogspot.in/
(Competency Mapping) http://competency-map.blogspot.com/
(Competency Matrix) http://competency-matrix.blogspot.com/
(Conflict Management) http://manage-conflict.blogspot.com/
(Corporate Governance) http://corporate-governance-policy.blogspot.com/
(Cost Management) http://cost-management-control.blogspot.com/
(Cost of Quality- COQhttp://cost-of-quality.blogspot.com/
(Counseling at Workplace)http://counseling-skill.blogspot.com/
(Counseling: Psychological) http://counselingfamily.blogspot.com/
(Creativity- Out of Box Articleshttp://wow-idea.blogspot.com/
(Creativity and Innovation) http://creativity-management.blogspot.com/
(Critical Thinking skills) http://critical-thinking-skills.blogspot.com/
(Cross Cultural Etiquette and Manners) http://cross-cultural-etiquette.blogspot.com/
(Customer Orientation) http://customer-orientation.blogspot.com/
(Customer Relationship management- CRMhttp://customer-relationship-crm.blogspot.com/

D
(Daily Management) http://daily-management.blogspot.com/
(Decision Making) http://decision-making-role.blogspot.com/
(Delegation) http://delegation-skill.blogspot.com/

E
(Effectiveness and Efficiency) http://effectiveness-efficiency.blogspot.com/
(Effectiveness Management: HSoftwarehttp://humansoftware.blogspot.com/
(Efficiency Techniques: Work study: Motion and Time Study) http://work-study-measurement.blogspot.com/
(Efficient Work Methods or Practices) http://efficient-work-methods.blogspot.com/
(Email Etiquette) http://email-etiquette-manners.blogspot.com/
(Emotions) http://emotion-feeling.blogspot.com/
(Emotional Intelligence) http://emotional-quotient-intelligence.blogspot.com/
(Empowerment) http://employee-empowerment.blogspot.com/
(Enterprise Resource Planning- ERPhttp://erp-management.blogspot.com/
(Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneur) http://entrepreneurship-entrepreneur.blogspot.com/
(Entertainment Management- English Movieshttp://popular-movies.blogspot.com/
(Entertainment Management- Hindi Movieshttp://hindi-movies-choice.blogspot.com/
(Executive Etiquette and Manners) http://executive-manners.blogspot.com/
(Exit Interview) http://exit-interview.blogspot.com/

F
(Financial Ratios and Financial Ratio Analysis) http://financial-ratios.blogspot.com/

(Financial Services) http://finance-related-services.blogspot.com/
(Free and Authentic Notes on Management) http://authentic-management-notes.blogspot.com/
(Functions of Management) http://functions-of-management.blogspot.com/
(Food Management: Recipes, Easy to Cookhttp://easytocook-recipes.blogspot.com/
(Food Management: Recipes, Exotic) http://tastetherecipes.blogspot.com/

G
(Games and Icebreakers for Trainers) http://training-games.blogspot.com/
(Gemba Kaizenhttp://gemba-kaizen-improvement.blogspot.com/
(General Knowledge Management- GKhttp://general-knowledge-gk.blogspot.com/
(General Knowledge Management- Top 5/Top 10 of Everythinghttp://top-five-everything.blogspot.com/
(Genuine Professional- Long Articlehttp://professional-genuine.blogspot.in/
(Global Mindset) http://global-mindset.blogspot.com/
(Goal/Target Setting) http://goal-target-setting.blogspot.com/
(Good Boss) http://good-boss.blogspot.com/
(Great Professional)  http://professional-genuine.blogspot.in/
(Group Discussion) http://group-discussion-gd.blogspot.com/
(Group Discussion for Job Seekers and Students) http://group-discussion-gd.blogspot.com/
(Group Dynamics) http://group-dynamics-process.blogspot.com/

H
(Health and Safety Management) http://safety-health-management.blogspot.com/

(Health Management- Cholesterol Controlhttp://controlling-cholesterol.blogspot.com/
(Health Management- Homeopathyhttp://homeopathy-medicines.blogspot.com/
(Health Management- Exerciseshttp://exercises-plan.blogspot.com/
(Health Management- Quit Smokinghttp://quit-smoking-plan.blogspot.com/
(Health management- Swine Flu and Its Preventionhttp://swine-flu-precaution.blogspot.com/
(Health Management- Walkinghttp://walking-plan.blogspot.com/
(How to Be a Good Boss?) http://good-boss.blogspot.com/
(How to Get Promoted?) http://get-promoted.blogspot.com/
(How to Save Money?) http://save-money-ideas.blogspot.com/
(How to Save Money?- Long Comprehensive Article) http://manage-moneysaving.blogspot.in/
(Home Management- Home Page for All Home Tipshttp://home-tips-tricks.blogspot.com/
(HR Dynamics) http://hrm-dynamics.blogspot.com/
(HR Strategies and Functions) http://strategic-functions-hrm.blogspot.com/
(Human Capital Architecture) http://human-capital-architecture.blogspot.com/
(Human Relations) http://human-relations-aspect.blogspot.com/
(Human Resource Management- Comprehensive Coverage of HRM) http://human-resource-management-hrm.blogspot.com/
(Human Resource Planning) http://human-resource-planning.blogspot.com/
(Human Software- HSoftware) http://human-software-hsoftware.blogspot.com/

I
(I Am Liberated- Life Management) 
http://i-am-liberated.blogspot.in/
(I Am OK, You Are OK) http://life-positions.blogspot.com/
(Icebreakers and Energizers) http://management-games-icebreakers.blogspot.com/
(Internal Motivation or Self Motivation) http://internal-motivation.blogspot.com/
(Interpersonal Relations) http://interpersonal-relations.blogspot.com/
(Interview Skills) http://interviewing-skill.blogspot.com/
(Interview Preparation for Job Seekers) http://interview-preparation-jobs.blogspot.com/
(Interview Questions) http://interview-question-bank.blogspot.com/


(Johari Window) http://johari-window-model.blogspot.com/
(Just in Time Management- JIThttp://just-in-time-management.blogspot.com/

K
(Kaizenhttp://kaizen-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Knowledge Management) http://knowledge-management-initiative.blogspot.com/

L
(Lead Time Management) http://lead-time-management.blogspot.com/
(Leadership) http://lead-max.blogspot.com/ and http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com
(Lean Enterprise) http://lean-organization.blogspot.com/
(Learning Organization) http://learning-organization-profile.blogspot.com/
(Life Management- Latest HSoftware Model) http://life-effectiveness.blogspot.in/
(Life Management- I Am Liberated; Freedom from Shackles and Burdens) http://i-am-liberated.blogspot.in/
(Life Management: Success in Life) http://success-complete.blogspot.in/
(Life Management: My Exotic Dream: World Peace and Other Good Things of Life)
(Life Positions and OKness) http://life-positions.blogspot.com/
(Life Skills) http://life-skills-competencies.blogspot.com/
(Listening) http://listen-skills.blogspot.com/

M
(Management Anecdotes) http://management-anecdotes.blogspot.com/
(Managenent Books- Best Books) http://best-book-list.blogspot.com/
(Management Book- Best Books) http://best-management-books.blogspot.com/
(Management Games, Management Exercises, Icebreakers and Energizers)http://management-games-icebreakers.blogspot.com/
(Managing Life- Freedom from Shackles and Burdens) http://i-am-liberated.blogspot.in/
(Management in Life, Profession, Family and Society) http://life-effectiveness.blogspot.in/
(Management Information System- MIShttp://management-information-system-mis.blogspot.com/
(Managing/conducting Meetings) http://managing-meetings.blogspot.com/
(Management Notes- Free and Authentic) http://authentic-management-notes.blogspot.com/
(Marginal Utility) http://marginal-utility-concept.blogspot.com/
(Marketing Management Overview) http://marketing-management-overview.blogspot.com/
(Marketing Orientation) http://marketing-orientation.blogspot.com/
(Marketing Management Tasks) http://marketing-management-tasks.blogspot.com/
(Market research) http://market-research-function.blogspot.com/
(Market Segmentation) http://market-segment.blogspot.com/
(Mentoring) http://mentor-mentorship.blogspot.com/
(Money Management: How to Save Moneyhttp://save-money-ideas.blogspot.com/
(Money Management: How to Save Money- Long Comprehensive Article) http://manage-moneysaving.blogspot.in/
(Motivation) http://motivation-people.blogspot.com/
(Management Encyclopedia- Everything on Management and Leadership) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com

N
(Negotiation Skills) http://negotiating-skills.blogspot.com/
(Negotiation Tactics) http://negotiation-tactics.blogspot.com/
(Non-verbal Communication or Body Language) http://body-language-communication.blogspot.com/

O
(Objection Handling) http://objection-handling.blogspot.com/
(OKness or Life Positions) http://life-positions.blogspot.com/
(Opportunities in Recession) http://recession-opportunity.blogspot.in/
(Organization Development- ODhttp://organization-development-od.blogspot.com/
(Organizational Culture) http://organizational-culture-values.blogspot.com/
(Out of Box Ideas) http://wow-idea.blogspot.com/
(Outsourcing) http://outsourcing-contracting.blogspot.com/
(Ownership on Job) http://job-ownership.blogspot.com/

P
(Paradigm and Paradigm Shift) http://paradigm-mindset.blogspot.com/
(Parental Responsibilities- family managementhttp://parental-responsibilities.blogspot.com/
(Pareto Analysis or ABC Analysis or 80/20 Rule) http://abc-pareto-analysis.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2011/07/20/abc-analysis-or-pareto-analysis/
(Participative Processes, Participative Management- Democracy) http://democracy-liberation.blogspot.com/
(Performance Management: Wholesome HR System) http://performance-management-appraisal.blogspot.com/
(Performance Management and Appraisal) http://performance-appraisal-management.blogspot.com/
(Personality) http://human-personality.blogspot.com/
(Personal Branding) http://professional-branding.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com/
(Positive Strokes) http://positive-strokes.blogspot.com/
(Presentation Skills) http://presentation-effectiveness.blogspot.com/
(Problem Solving) http://problem-solving-skill.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge: Home Page for All Products) http://products-all.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Carshttp://cars-products.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Chocolateshttp://chocolates-products.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Flowershttp://flowers-products.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Greeting Cardshttp://greeting-cards-products.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Cell Phoneshttp://mobilephones-products.blogspot.com/
(Professional- Genuine Professional) http://professional-genuine.blogspot.in/
(Professional Branding) http://professional-branding.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com/
(Profit Improvement) http://profit-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Project Management) http://management-of-project.blogspot.com/
(Psychological Strokes) http://positive-strokes.blogspot.com/
(Public Speaking) http://public-speak-skill.blogspot.com/

Q
(Qualities of CEO) http://ceo-qualities.blogspot.com/
(Quality Circles History) http://quality-circles-history.blogspot.com/
(Quality Circles) http://quality-circles.blogspot.com/
(Quality Function Deployment- QFD and House of Quality) http://quality-function-deployment.blogspot.com/
(Quality Gurus) http://quality-gurus.blogspot.com/

R
(Recession: How to Avert Recession, How to Combat Recession and Then, How to Move Ahead?) http://recession-global.blogspot.in/
(Recession Management) http://recession-management.blogspot.com/
(Recession: Opportunities in Recession) http://recession-opportunity.blogspot.in/
(Recruitment and Selection) http://recruitment-selection.blogspot.com/
(Research Methodology) http://research-work-methodology.blogspot.com/

S
(Safety and Health Management) http://safety-health-management.blogspot.com/
(Sales/Selling Process) http://selling-process.blogspot.com/
(Sales Promotion) http://sales-promotion.blogspot.com/
(Save Money) http://save-money-ideas.blogspot.com/
(Self-awareness: Getting Introduced to Self) http://self-concept-awareness.blogspot.in/
(Self-concept) http://self-concept-image.blogspot.com/
(Self-concept) http://self-image-concept.blogspot.com/
(Self-confidence) http://self-confidence-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Self Development) http://managing-self.blogspot.com/
(Self Motivation or Internal Motivation) http://internal-motivation.blogspot.com/
(Shyam Bhatawdekar's articles, blogs and knols: Home Page) http://writings-of-shyam.blogspot.com/
(Shyam Bhatawdekar's Effectiveness Model- HSoftwarehttp://humansoftware.blogspot.com/http://human-software-hsoftware.blogspot.com/
(Six Sigma) http://six-sigma-system.blogspot.com/
(Six Thinking Hats) http://six-thinking-hats.blogspot.com/
(Soft Skills) http://soft-skills-competencies.blogspot.com/
(Soft Skills/Competencies: Details of Each Competency) http://soft-competencies-skills.blogspot.com/
(Spiritual Quotient/Intelligence) http://spiritual-quotient.blogspot.com/
(Stories for Children for Child Development) http://stories-children.blogspot.com/
(Statistics- Basics) http://statistics-basic.blogspot.com/
(Strategic Management) http://strategic-managing.blogspot.com/
(Stress Management) http://managing-stress-strain.blogspot.com/
(Stress Management: Stress Freedom: Long Comprehensive Article) http://stress-freedom.blogspot.in/
(Sub-contracting) http://outsourcing-contracting.blogspot.com/
(Success) http://success-achievement.blogspot.com/
(Success in Life: Life Management) http://success-complete.blogspot.in/
(Supply Chain Management) http://manage-supply-chain.blogspot.com/
(Supply and Demand) http://supply-demand-laws.blogspot.com/
(Swine Flu and Its Prevention) http://swine-flu-precaution.blogspot.com/

T
(Talent Management) http://managing-talent.blogspot.com/
(Team Building) http://team-building-working.blogspot.com/
(Telephone Etiquette) http://telephone-etiquette.blogspot.com/
(Three Sixty Degrees Appraisal System) http://three-sixty-degrees-feedback.blogspot.com/
(Time Management) http://time-life-management.blogspot.com/
(Total Productive Maintenance- TPMhttp://total-productive-maintenance.blogspot.com/
(Total Quality Management- TQMhttp://total-quality-concept.blogspot.com/
(Training and Development) http://training-function.blogspot.com/
(Training Games) http://training-games.blogspot.com/
(Trainers’ Qualities) http://trainers-qualities.blogspot.com/
(Train the Trainers) http://train-trainers.blogspot.com/
(Train the Trainers) http://train-trainer.blogspot.com/
(Training of Trainers- Comprehensive at One Place) http://training-of-trainers.blogspot.com/
(Transaction Analysis- TAhttp://transaction-analysis.blogspot.com/
(Tourism, Travel and Sightseeing Management- Indiahttp://india-tours-sightseeing.blogspot.com/
(Tourism, Travel and Sightseeing Management- Worldhttp://sightseeing-guide.blogspot.com/
(Tourism, Trave and Sightseeing Management- World Heritage Siteshttp://world-heritage-spots.blogspot.com/
(TRIZ: Inventive Problem Solving) http://triz-problem-solving.blogspot.com/

V
(Value Engineering/Analysis) http://value-engineering-analysis.blogspot.com/

W
(Winners and Losers) http://winners-losers.blogspot.com/
(Work Study: Method Study and Work Measurement) http://workstudy-measurement.blogspot.com/
(Work Methods or Practices: Efficient) http://efficient-work-methods.blogspot.com/
(World Class Manufacturing) http://world-class-manufacturing.blogspot.com/
(Writings of Shyam Bhatawdekar on Management) http://writings-of-shyam.blogspot.com/
(Written Communication) http://written-communication.blogspot.com/

Z
(Zero Based Budgeting) http://zero-based-budgeting.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hoodwinking by a Large Company


Shahane, the corporate HR chief of one of the largest companies of the country was teleconferencing with Winnekar, one of the most reputed management gurus of the same country. 

Shahane suggested, "Why don't you drop in at our corporate office one of these days? We need to discuss with you our latest ambitious project of training a new lot of some 1000 field officers in various soft skills. It's meant for our newly formed subsidiary in retail business called "My Store". We can't think of anyone other than you to accomplish this goal. I know you are the busiest management consultant of our country. Yet may I request your time?"

Winnekar grunted a bit hesitatingly. It did not convey any great enthusiasm, rather it conveyed a good degree of disinterest. He was already quite busy with other assignments. He would find it difficult to squeeze in one more assignment. Winnekar's reluctance did not go un-noticed by Shahane at the other end of the telephone line.

Shahane quickly supported his request by adding, "Sir, I will make all your travel and stay arrangements. My company will foot the bill. And it will be a matter of just half a day. Our corporate chief of management services Mr Bhatti- my boss hasn't met you earlier. So he desires to have a person to person meeting with you. He is quite aware of your reputation. He mentioned to me that he would not settle for any other management consultant for this vital assignment. So Sir, for my sake please accept my request for an early meeting."

Winnekar being a bit of a soft person finally gave in. He replied, "Shahane, if you insist I cannot say no to you because of our long association. Since I never met your Bhatti earlier, this gives me an opportunity to meet him too. How come he comes into the picture this particular time? You were in-charge of all the decisions on training matters all along?"

Shahane said, "Mr Bhatti is on the board of "My Store"- this new subsidiary company of our group where this training is required. As its director he is personally responsible for all the aspects of the new project. That's why he is taking quite a lot of interest in the training of the new recruits- it's a people intensive company. Will the coming Monday be OK with you?"

Winnekar consulted his diary of engagements and confirmed, "Monday suits me. Ask your driver to report me sharp at 8 AM."

Shahane was extremely happy with Winnekar's yielding. This would make Mr Bhatti very happy. He had scored a point in the eyes of Bhatti. It was very important to keep Mr Bhatti pleased all the time. He was one of the most important persons in the top hierarchy of the group and he was the kingmaker. Displeasing him meant stunted growth in the company.

On Monday the three met in Bhatti's palatial office. Meeting lasted just about a few minutes. During that time Bhatti looked after Winnekar very well. He treated him with utmost respect that a management guru of Winnekar's calibre deserved.While departing, Bhatti shook hands with Winnekar in the warmest possible manner and requested  "Sir, I am personally grateful to you for accepting this training assignment. Our boys are now in safe hands."

Then he turned towards Shahane and ordered, "Now I expect you not to lose a minute in preparing the necessary paper work. Kickstart the training at the earliest."

Shahane nodded in agreement. Shahane discussed the commercial terms with Winnekar. Winnekar gave his quote based on training 1000 officers.

As soon as the meeting was dismissed and Winnekar was dispatched, Bhatti got into a secret meeting with Chatterjee, the new HR chief of another subsidiary company of the group. This newly formed subsidiary "Universal Training and Consultations Corporation" was formed to grab the newly flourishing market of corporate training and consultancy. This new market had tremendous potential and "Universal Training and Consultations Corporation" was supposed to capture some 35% share of business.

Bhatti advised Chatterjee, "I know that it's a tall order to capture 35% share of business in the very first year. Particularly you will have tough competition from the likes of Winnekar- the reputed management gurus. Most companies like to get their employees trained by Winnekar and such others. But we have an advantage. We are a big corporation and we can hire the upcoming management trainers and train them as very effective trainers in no time. To start with I want you and the other trainer Kapur you have recently recruited to attend the soft skills training programs of Winneker. These are soon to start for the field officers of our retail company "My Store". Then you two will train the others whom we will be recruiting soon. Is that clear? Attend the first two training programs of Winnekar and learn all the tricks of the trade. No one else can give you the way Winnekar will give you."

Chatterjee had no option but to say "yes" to the dominating boss like Bhatti.

Winnekar and his co-faculty Kirti soon started their first training workshop spanning six days for the first batch of the field officers of "My Store". The batch consisted of eighteen field officers of "My Store" and  two faculty members, Chatterjee and Kapur of "Universal Training and Consultations Corporation". Winnerkar and Kirti had no reason to doubt that two impostors were planted in their program to learn the tricks of the trade. Chatterjee was seated in the second row and Kapur was the backbencher.

As the day proceeded, it did not go unnoticed by Winnekar that Chatterjee and Kapur were the most sincere participants in taking down the notes. Their pencils never stopped. Their heads were bent down all the time and they kept filling notepads after notepads. They also enthusiastically took part in various games and exercises that were conducted as the part of the training. He brought it to the notice of Kirti- his co-faculty. Winnekar and Kirti did not hesitate to point out the sincerity of Chatterjee and Kapur to other participants.

The first program concluded very successfully after six days.

Chatterjee and Kapur reported to Bhatti, "We picked up a lot. But there is so much more to learn from the experts like Winnekar and Kirti."

Bhatti scolded, "What's your problem? Attend the second program too."

Chatterjee took courage and spoke, "But sir...."

Bhatti almost shouted, "Don't but sir. Make any excuse that is convincing for attending the program the second time. Or do you want me to dictate to you that too?"

Chatterjee and Kapur submitted in unison, "Sir we will attend the second program too. It will be highly beneficial for our organization."

The second program started in the right earnest. Winnekar and Kirti welcomed the next batch of twenty field officers. This time Chatterjee and Kapur sat in such a manner that they were practically hidden behind the other participants. It was difficult to notice them easily. But twenty is not a big number where two persons can easily get lost. Towards the end of the first day Kirti spotted them while they took part in a management game.

As the participants were busy carrying out the management exercise, Kirti almost whispered in the ears of Winnekar, "Did you see something unusual? Those two guys are Chatterjee and Kapur."

Winnekar looked at Kirti quizzically, "So what?"

Kirti answered, "These are the same persons who attended our first workshop. Why are they repeating? They were already the best trainees."

Now Winnekar too got a bit suspicious. "Yes, why are they  repeating the training? Tomorrow we will keep a keen observation on them and see what are they up to?"

Next day Winnekar and Kirti kept a close watch on the activities and movements of Chatterjee and Kapur. During the lunch time when all the participants went out of the conference hall to eat their lunch, Wnnekar and Kirti remained behind in the conference hall.

Winnekar went to look into the writing pads of Chatterjee while Kirti went to scrutinize to see what Kapur had so hectically scribbled in his notepad. Both got stunned by what they saw. Chatterjee and Kapur wrote verbatim what Winnekar and Kirti had been speaking in their workshop- not a single word was missed. They had even noted down the pauses and the gestures and the grunts made by the faculty duo. It was just like the video recording of the proceedings of the entire workshop.

Winnekar and Kirti quipped at the same time, "Are they spying on us? Or are they the trainers in the making? Or something else?" Both could not come to any conclusion. They decided to probe Chatterjee and Kapur.

And during the tea/coffee time towards the evening they asked upfront, "Why are you repeating the training program? You have absorbed all the knowledge in our first program. We had declared you as our ideal trainees."

Chatterjee and Kapur had rehearsed their excuses. Chaterjee took the lead and spoke, "Both of us joined the organization very recently and till date we haven't been allocated to any particular department. And therefore our management advised us to remain deputed in the training to kill our time gainfully. After all we are learning in-depth whatever you are teaching and surely we will benefit by it. We are sure that our management must have already told you about it."

Winnekar said, "No, we have not been informed so far. We will check up after the program is over. Or may be we will hear from them earlier."

After this conversation Winnekar and Kirti got very busy with the conduct of the rest of the program. The program was concluded on the sixth day and they went to their office situated in another city.

Winnekar decided to talk about Chaterjee and Kapur with Shahane at the next occasion of meeting with Shahane.

Presently Winnekar was expecting the schedule for the third and subsequent programs to train the rest of 960 officers. Days passed. Then a week passed. Finally Winnekar shot out an email to Shahane about it.

In reply he got this email from Shahane, it read, "Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control our management is constrained to shelve the entire training project until a further decision is taken. We regret this. We place on record the outstanding work you did for our forty officers in your first two programs. Since we are not in a position to continue with the programs we promised, as a professional gesture our management has decided to compensate your design and development efforts for the programs. In addition to sending your invoice for conducting the two programs kindly send one supplementary invoice towards your design and development charges not exceeding the professional charges of conducting one program. We look forward to our long term professional association."

A few days later Winnekar received one more email- this time from a participant of the first batch of training program. He wrote, "This is to thank you and Kirti madam. I am writing it on behalf of all the participants of the first batch program. All of us got benefitted tremendously from your teachings. However our rest of the 960 friends from the third batch onwards are missing your guidance already. Rest of the field officers are now being trained by our internal faculty drawn from our sister concern "Universal Training and Consultations Corporation". Their training programs are far inferior to your programs in contents, quality and style. That way we were mighty lucky to have been trained by the enlightened gurus like you. Our best regards to both of you."

In days to come a grapevine reached Winnekar. Shahane was transferred to an inconsequential assignment in group's loss-making company in a remote place as a punishment for arguing out a controversial case in favor of one of his training vendors with his all powerful boss Bhatti. Bhatti did not care about the ethical aspect of that particular case Shahane was trying to put forth to Bhatti. Bhatti's   oft-repeated line was, "Everything is fair in business."

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Alphabetic List of of Management Topics and Their Site URLs
(The term "management" here does not limit itself to just about business management but it encompasses management of all kinds of things like life management, home management, family management, health management, travel management, food management and so on).

Home Pages for All the Topics

1. (Home Pages for Brief Introduction to All the Business Management Topicshttp://management-universe.blogspot.com/http://management-universe-enotes.blogspot.com/ and http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com

2. (Home Page for All General and Psychological Counseling) http://counselingfamily.blogspot.com/

3. (Home Page for All Home Tips: Home and Family Managementhttp://home-tips-tricks.blogspot.com/

4. (Home Page for All Products: Products Knowledge Managementhttp://products-all.blogspot.com/

Topics Starting with Numbers

(5S Housekeeping) http://5s-housekeeping.blogspot.com/
(5S Housekeeping at Home: Home Managementhttp://5s-housekeeping-home.blogspot.com/

Topics Starting with Alphabets

A
(ABC Analysis or Pareto Analysis or 80/20 Rule) http://abc-pareto-analysis.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2011/07/20/abc-analysis-or-pareto-analysis/
(Activity Based Costing- ABC) http://activitybased-costing.blogspot.com/
(Advertising) http://advertising-mass-communication.blogspot.com/
(Anecdotes in Management) http://management-anecdotes.blogspot.com/
(Anger Management) http://controlling-anger.blogspot.com/
(Articles, blogs and knols of Shyam Bhatawdekar: Home Page) http://writings-of-shyam.blogspot.com/
(Assertiveness) http://assertiveness-skill.blogspot.com/
(Assessment Centers) http://assessment-centers.blogspot.com/
(Authentic and Free Management Notes) http://authentic-management-notes.blogspot.com/
(A to Z of Management Systems) http://a-z-management-systems.blogspot.com/
(A to Z of Quality Techniques) http://a-z-quality-techniques.blogspot.com/

B
(Balanced Scorecard) http://balanced-scorecard-system.blogspot.com/
(Basic Statistics) http://statistics-basic.blogspot.com/
(Behavioral Safety) http://behavioral-safety.blogspot.com/
(Benchmarking) http://benchmarking-system.blogspot.com/
(Body Language or Non-verbal Communication) http://body-language-communication.blogspot.com/
(Books- Best Books) http://best-book-list.blogspot.com/
(Books- Best Management Books) http://best-management-books.blogspot.com/
(Boundarylesshttp://shyambhatawdekar.blogspot.com/
(Brainstorming) http://brainstorming-technique.blogspot.com/
(Branding- Personal/Professional Branding http://professional-branding.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com/
(Business Ethics and Ethics in Management) http://business-management-ethics.blogspot.com/
(Business Plan) http://business-plan-preparation.blogspot.com/
(Business Process ReengineeringBPRhttp://business-process-reengineering-bpr.blogspot.com/

C
(Career Planning within Organizations) http://organizational-career-planning.blogspot.com/
(Case Method) http://case-method.blogspot.com/
(Case Studies in Management) http://corporate-case-studies.blogspot.com/
(CEO Roles, Qualities and Competencies) http://ceo-qualities.blogspot.com/
(Change Management) http://manage-change.blogspot.com/
(Child Development: Stories for Childrenhttp://stories-children.blogspot.com/
(Children’s Behavior Problems: Family Managementhttp://child-behavior-problems.blogspot.com/
(Coaching) http://coaching-skill.blogspot.com/
(Communication) http://communication-for-business.blogspot.com/
(Competencies- Life Managementhttp://shyam-bhatawdekar.blogspot.com/
(Competency Matrix/Competency Mapping: Success by Building Competencies/Skills) http://competency-matrix-mapping.blogspot.in/
(Competency Mapping) http://competency-map.blogspot.com/
(Competency Matrix) http://competency-matrix.blogspot.com/
(Conflict Management) http://manage-conflict.blogspot.com/
(Corporate Governance) http://corporate-governance-policy.blogspot.com/
(Cost Management) http://cost-management-control.blogspot.com/
(Cost of Quality- COQhttp://cost-of-quality.blogspot.com/
(Counseling at Workplace)http://counseling-skill.blogspot.com/
(Counseling: Psychological) http://counselingfamily.blogspot.com/
(Creativity- Out of Box Articleshttp://wow-idea.blogspot.com/
(Creativity and Innovation) http://creativity-management.blogspot.com/
(Critical Thinking skills) http://critical-thinking-skills.blogspot.com/
(Cross Cultural Etiquette and Manners) http://cross-cultural-etiquette.blogspot.com/
(Customer Orientation) http://customer-orientation.blogspot.com/
(Customer Relationship management- CRMhttp://customer-relationship-crm.blogspot.com/

D
(Daily Management) http://daily-management.blogspot.com/
(Decision Making) http://decision-making-role.blogspot.com/
(Delegation) http://delegation-skill.blogspot.com/

E
(Effectiveness and Efficiency) http://effectiveness-efficiency.blogspot.com/
(Effectiveness Management: HSoftwarehttp://humansoftware.blogspot.com/
(Efficiency Techniques: Work study: Motion and Time Study) http://work-study-measurement.blogspot.com/
(Efficient Work Methods or Practices) http://efficient-work-methods.blogspot.com/
(Email Etiquette) http://email-etiquette-manners.blogspot.com/
(Emotions) http://emotion-feeling.blogspot.com/
(Emotional Intelligence) http://emotional-quotient-intelligence.blogspot.com/
(Empowerment) http://employee-empowerment.blogspot.com/
(Enterprise Resource Planning- ERPhttp://erp-management.blogspot.com/
(Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneur) http://entrepreneurship-entrepreneur.blogspot.com/
(Entertainment Management- English Movieshttp://popular-movies.blogspot.com/
(Entertainment Management- Hindi Movieshttp://hindi-movies-choice.blogspot.com/
(Executive Etiquette and Manners) http://executive-manners.blogspot.com/
(Exit Interview) http://exit-interview.blogspot.com/

F
(Financial Ratios and Financial Ratio Analysis) http://financial-ratios.blogspot.com/

(Financial Services) http://finance-related-services.blogspot.com/
(Free and Authentic Notes on Management) http://authentic-management-notes.blogspot.com/
(Functions of Management) http://functions-of-management.blogspot.com/
(Food Management: Recipes, Easy to Cookhttp://easytocook-recipes.blogspot.com/
(Food Management: Recipes, Exotic) http://tastetherecipes.blogspot.com/

G
(Games and Icebreakers for Trainers) http://training-games.blogspot.com/
(Gemba Kaizenhttp://gemba-kaizen-improvement.blogspot.com/
(General Knowledge Management- GKhttp://general-knowledge-gk.blogspot.com/
(General Knowledge Management- Top 5/Top 10 of Everythinghttp://top-five-everything.blogspot.com/
(Genuine Professional- Long Articlehttp://professional-genuine.blogspot.in/
(Global Mindset) http://global-mindset.blogspot.com/
(Goal/Target Setting) http://goal-target-setting.blogspot.com/
(Good Boss) http://good-boss.blogspot.com/
(Great Professional)  http://professional-genuine.blogspot.in/
(Group Discussion) http://group-discussion-gd.blogspot.com/
(Group Discussion for Job Seekers and Students) http://group-discussion-gd.blogspot.com/
(Group Dynamics) http://group-dynamics-process.blogspot.com/

H
(Health and Safety Management) http://safety-health-management.blogspot.com/

(Health Management- Cholesterol Controlhttp://controlling-cholesterol.blogspot.com/
(Health Management- Homeopathyhttp://homeopathy-medicines.blogspot.com/
(Health Management- Exerciseshttp://exercises-plan.blogspot.com/
(Health Management- Quit Smokinghttp://quit-smoking-plan.blogspot.com/
(Health management- Swine Flu and Its Preventionhttp://swine-flu-precaution.blogspot.com/
(Health Management- Walkinghttp://walking-plan.blogspot.com/
(How to Be a Good Boss?) http://good-boss.blogspot.com/
(How to Get Promoted?) http://get-promoted.blogspot.com/
(How to Save Money?) http://save-money-ideas.blogspot.com/
(How to Save Money?- Long Comprehensive Article) http://manage-moneysaving.blogspot.in/
(Home Management- Home Page for All Home Tipshttp://home-tips-tricks.blogspot.com/
(HR Dynamics) http://hrm-dynamics.blogspot.com/
(HR Strategies and Functions) http://strategic-functions-hrm.blogspot.com/
(Human Capital Architecture) http://human-capital-architecture.blogspot.com/
(Human Relations) http://human-relations-aspect.blogspot.com/
(Human Resource Management- Comprehensive Coverage of HRM) http://human-resource-management-hrm.blogspot.com/
(Human Resource Planning) http://human-resource-planning.blogspot.com/
(Human Software- HSoftware) http://human-software-hsoftware.blogspot.com/

I
(I Am Liberated- Life Management) 
http://i-am-liberated.blogspot.in/
(I Am OK, You Are OK) http://life-positions.blogspot.com/
(Icebreakers and Energizers) http://management-games-icebreakers.blogspot.com/
(Internal Motivation or Self Motivation) http://internal-motivation.blogspot.com/
(Interpersonal Relations) http://interpersonal-relations.blogspot.com/
(Interview Skills) http://interviewing-skill.blogspot.com/
(Interview Preparation for Job Seekers) http://interview-preparation-jobs.blogspot.com/
(Interview Questions) http://interview-question-bank.blogspot.com/


(Johari Window) http://johari-window-model.blogspot.com/
(Just in Time Management- JIThttp://just-in-time-management.blogspot.com/

K
(Kaizenhttp://kaizen-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Knowledge Management) http://knowledge-management-initiative.blogspot.com/

L
(Lead Time Management) http://lead-time-management.blogspot.com/
(Leadership) http://lead-max.blogspot.com/ and http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com
(Lean Enterprise) http://lean-organization.blogspot.com/
(Learning Organization) http://learning-organization-profile.blogspot.com/
(Life Management- Latest HSoftware Model) http://life-effectiveness.blogspot.in/
(Life Management- I Am Liberated; Freedom from Shackles and Burdens) http://i-am-liberated.blogspot.in/
(Life Management: Success in Life) http://success-complete.blogspot.in/
(Life Management: My Exotic Dream: World Peace and Other Good Things of Life)
(Life Positions and OKness) http://life-positions.blogspot.com/
(Life Skills) http://life-skills-competencies.blogspot.com/
(Listening) http://listen-skills.blogspot.com/

M
(Management Anecdotes) http://management-anecdotes.blogspot.com/
(Managenent Books- Best Books) http://best-book-list.blogspot.com/
(Management Book- Best Books) http://best-management-books.blogspot.com/
(Management Games, Management Exercises, Icebreakers and Energizers)http://management-games-icebreakers.blogspot.com/
(Managing Life- Freedom from Shackles and Burdens) http://i-am-liberated.blogspot.in/
(Management in Life, Profession, Family and Society) http://life-effectiveness.blogspot.in/
(Management Information System- MIShttp://management-information-system-mis.blogspot.com/
(Managing/conducting Meetings) http://managing-meetings.blogspot.com/
(Management Notes- Free and Authentic) http://authentic-management-notes.blogspot.com/
(Marginal Utility) http://marginal-utility-concept.blogspot.com/
(Marketing Management Overview) http://marketing-management-overview.blogspot.com/
(Marketing Orientation) http://marketing-orientation.blogspot.com/
(Marketing Management Tasks) http://marketing-management-tasks.blogspot.com/
(Market research) http://market-research-function.blogspot.com/
(Market Segmentation) http://market-segment.blogspot.com/
(Mentoring) http://mentor-mentorship.blogspot.com/
(Money Management: How to Save Moneyhttp://save-money-ideas.blogspot.com/
(Money Management: How to Save Money- Long Comprehensive Article) http://manage-moneysaving.blogspot.in/
(Motivation) http://motivation-people.blogspot.com/
(Management Encyclopedia- Everything on Management and Leadership) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com

N
(Negotiation Skills) http://negotiating-skills.blogspot.com/
(Negotiation Tactics) http://negotiation-tactics.blogspot.com/
(Non-verbal Communication or Body Language) http://body-language-communication.blogspot.com/

O
(Objection Handling) http://objection-handling.blogspot.com/
(OKness or Life Positions) http://life-positions.blogspot.com/
(Opportunities in Recession) http://recession-opportunity.blogspot.in/
(Organization Development- ODhttp://organization-development-od.blogspot.com/
(Organizational Culture) http://organizational-culture-values.blogspot.com/
(Out of Box Ideas) http://wow-idea.blogspot.com/
(Outsourcing) http://outsourcing-contracting.blogspot.com/
(Ownership on Job) http://job-ownership.blogspot.com/

P
(Paradigm and Paradigm Shift) http://paradigm-mindset.blogspot.com/
(Parental Responsibilities- family managementhttp://parental-responsibilities.blogspot.com/
(Pareto Analysis or ABC Analysis or 80/20 Rule) http://abc-pareto-analysis.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2011/07/20/abc-analysis-or-pareto-analysis/
(Participative Processes, Participative Management- Democracy) http://democracy-liberation.blogspot.com/
(Performance Management: Wholesome HR System) http://performance-management-appraisal.blogspot.com/
(Performance Management and Appraisal) http://performance-appraisal-management.blogspot.com/
(Personality) http://human-personality.blogspot.com/
(Personal Branding) http://professional-branding.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com/
(Positive Strokes) http://positive-strokes.blogspot.com/
(Presentation Skills) http://presentation-effectiveness.blogspot.com/
(Problem Solving) http://problem-solving-skill.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge: Home Page for All Products) http://products-all.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Carshttp://cars-products.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Chocolateshttp://chocolates-products.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Flowershttp://flowers-products.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Greeting Cardshttp://greeting-cards-products.blogspot.com/
(Product Knowledge- Cell Phoneshttp://mobilephones-products.blogspot.com/
(Professional- Genuine Professional) http://professional-genuine.blogspot.in/
(Professional Branding) http://professional-branding.blogspot.com/ or http://shyam.bhatawdekar.com/
(Profit Improvement) http://profit-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Project Management) http://management-of-project.blogspot.com/
(Psychological Strokes) http://positive-strokes.blogspot.com/
(Public Speaking) http://public-speak-skill.blogspot.com/

Q
(Qualities of CEO) http://ceo-qualities.blogspot.com/
(Quality Circles History) http://quality-circles-history.blogspot.com/
(Quality Circles) http://quality-circles.blogspot.com/
(Quality Function Deployment- QFD and House of Quality) http://quality-function-deployment.blogspot.com/
(Quality Gurus) http://quality-gurus.blogspot.com/

R
(Recession: How to Avert Recession, How to Combat Recession and Then, How to Move Ahead?) http://recession-global.blogspot.in/
(Recession Management) http://recession-management.blogspot.com/
(Recession: Opportunities in Recession) http://recession-opportunity.blogspot.in/
(Recruitment and Selection) http://recruitment-selection.blogspot.com/
(Research Methodology) http://research-work-methodology.blogspot.com/

S
(Safety and Health Management) http://safety-health-management.blogspot.com/
(Sales/Selling Process) http://selling-process.blogspot.com/
(Sales Promotion) http://sales-promotion.blogspot.com/
(Save Money) http://save-money-ideas.blogspot.com/
(Self-awareness: Getting Introduced to Self) http://self-concept-awareness.blogspot.in/
(Self-concept) http://self-concept-image.blogspot.com/
(Self-concept) http://self-image-concept.blogspot.com/
(Self-confidence) http://self-confidence-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Self Development) http://managing-self.blogspot.com/
(Self Motivation or Internal Motivation) http://internal-motivation.blogspot.com/
(Shyam Bhatawdekar's articles, blogs and knols: Home Page) http://writings-of-shyam.blogspot.com/
(Shyam Bhatawdekar's Effectiveness Model- HSoftwarehttp://humansoftware.blogspot.com/http://human-software-hsoftware.blogspot.com/
(Six Sigma) http://six-sigma-system.blogspot.com/
(Six Thinking Hats) http://six-thinking-hats.blogspot.com/
(Soft Skills) http://soft-skills-competencies.blogspot.com/
(Soft Skills/Competencies: Details of Each Competency) http://soft-competencies-skills.blogspot.com/
(Spiritual Quotient/Intelligence) http://spiritual-quotient.blogspot.com/
(Stories for Children for Child Development) http://stories-children.blogspot.com/
(Statistics- Basics) http://statistics-basic.blogspot.com/
(Strategic Management) http://strategic-managing.blogspot.com/
(Stress Management) http://managing-stress-strain.blogspot.com/
(Stress Management: Stress Freedom: Long Comprehensive Article) http://stress-freedom.blogspot.in/
(Sub-contracting) http://outsourcing-contracting.blogspot.com/
(Success) http://success-achievement.blogspot.com/
(Success in Life: Life Management) http://success-complete.blogspot.in/
(Supply Chain Management) http://manage-supply-chain.blogspot.com/
(Supply and Demand) http://supply-demand-laws.blogspot.com/
(Swine Flu and Its Prevention) http://swine-flu-precaution.blogspot.com/

T
(Talent Management) http://managing-talent.blogspot.com/
(Team Building) http://team-building-working.blogspot.com/
(Telephone Etiquette) http://telephone-etiquette.blogspot.com/
(Three Sixty Degrees Appraisal System) http://three-sixty-degrees-feedback.blogspot.com/
(Time Management) http://time-life-management.blogspot.com/
(Total Productive Maintenance- TPMhttp://total-productive-maintenance.blogspot.com/
(Total Quality Management- TQMhttp://total-quality-concept.blogspot.com/
(Training and Development) http://training-function.blogspot.com/
(Training Games) http://training-games.blogspot.com/
(Trainers’ Qualities) http://trainers-qualities.blogspot.com/
(Train the Trainers) http://train-trainers.blogspot.com/
(Train the Trainers) http://train-trainer.blogspot.com/
(Training of Trainers- Comprehensive at One Place) http://training-of-trainers.blogspot.com/
(Transaction Analysis- TAhttp://transaction-analysis.blogspot.com/
(Tourism, Travel and Sightseeing Management- Indiahttp://india-tours-sightseeing.blogspot.com/
(Tourism, Travel and Sightseeing Management- Worldhttp://sightseeing-guide.blogspot.com/
(Tourism, Trave and Sightseeing Management- World Heritage Siteshttp://world-heritage-spots.blogspot.com/
(TRIZ: Inventive Problem Solving) http://triz-problem-solving.blogspot.com/

V
(Value Engineering/Analysis) http://value-engineering-analysis.blogspot.com/

W
(Winners and Losers) http://winners-losers.blogspot.com/
(Work Study: Method Study and Work Measurement) http://workstudy-measurement.blogspot.com/
(Work Methods or Practices: Efficient) http://efficient-work-methods.blogspot.com/
(World Class Manufacturing) http://world-class-manufacturing.blogspot.com/
(Writings of Shyam Bhatawdekar on Management) http://writings-of-shyam.blogspot.com/
(Written Communication) http://written-communication.blogspot.com/

Z
(Zero Based Budgeting) http://zero-based-budgeting.blogspot.com/

Novels and Stories

Novel "Good People" http://good-people-novel.blogspot.com/
Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories http://funny-shortstories.blogspot.com/
Stories Children Will Love http://stories-children.blogspot.com/