Organisational Philosophy

Organizational philosophy

WHAT IS DEVELOPMENT?

“It is not the Infrastructure which makes a University good, it is the Quality of Education”

 – Dr. M.B. Lal Sahab

The most applicable definition of Development is “Development is Technology”. If Development is Technology, then we are developed. But it is not so. All war fares or technological hazards are due to misuse of technology. Now is the time when we are required to stop for a while in exploring new alternatives, and make our current technological systems more sophisticated.

The huge buildings which we see in Gurgaon, Noida and Delhi are not a sign of progess. This is not progess, progress is when we have control over power, when we have the maturity to use technology. We need to improve from within rather than wearing a beautiful dress. The future which I visualize is with no electricity, no fuel, traffic jams, no fields, no food. In future when we would be able to develop intelligent systems, with fuzzy logic, nano and quantum computing and all sorts of concepts, we would be able to improve the current systems but the rate of progress of technology is less than rate of progress of traffic & concrete jungles.

We have seen many colleges and universities move in the direction of Distance Learning. Many of these institutions have developed good technological systems for providing education through the internet. Such systems have failed as the students do not have the required self control or the maturity of using such a technology. It only the Dayalbagh Educational Institute where the distance learning was introduced in a very controlled and practical way which is why it has been a huge success here. So, we can clearly see how development is related to the maturity with which technology is utilized.

So the more appropriate definition of Development for the present generation would be, “Development is when we have the maturity to use technology.” This definition is practically proved at Dayalbagh where we have the potential in terms of money and technology, but, also the maturity of using them. Dayalbagh will be the only place in the world, rich with resources, also on the day of Armageddon.

OBJECTIVE & TEAM BUILDING

“A community which wishes to go ahead in its work must remain united in purpose, thought and action.”

-Gracious Huzur Mehta Ji Maharaj.

Every project, organization, work, has to have a goal. This goal is the objective of the organization. Therefore it is critically important that we are able to maintain the objective of the organization throughout its lifecycle. How can this be done? People working in organizations are so much concerned about their domain of work that they don’t even want to know as to how their work would serve the other department or how would their work club with the work of an adjacent department and give a holistic view of the organization to the top management. They are not able to have a logical connect in their minds as to how would the entire effort by the elements at the base of the pyramid lead to convergence at the top of the pyramid. A lack of understanding about the objective of an organization could lead to non convergence at the top. By non convergence what I mean is that the desired product, service or objective would not be achieved and there would be huge losses of energy and resources.

I have been a follower of Radhasoami Faith and I would like to submit my observation. At Dayalbagh, we have a clear slogan, “Satsang, Seva, & Abhyaas”, Satsang for the peace of Mind, Seva for Physical Wellbeing and Abhyaas for the Spiritual Satisfaction. But the beauty of Dayalbagh is that every person here is well aware of this slogan, whether a Teacher, Engineer, Security Guard, Farmer, Scientist, Rickshaw Puller every single human element of the organization is well aware about the objective though it is not necessary that every person there understands how this slogan would deliver the desired result but even then it is known to all as it is bound by faith. This Slogan helps us at Dayalbagh to stay focused towards the goal and all projects done here are highly successful.

Organizations

In present times, every organization feels the need to have good human resources, processes and tools. To have these three factors in place, good and strong organizational approaches are needed. As a consequence thereof, organizations spend huge amounts of money in hiring management consultants who in most cases create chaos and friction rather than bringing clarity and objective to the organization. The question which arises is what should be done? Who should be followed? Jack Trout has an answer to this problem. Have a simple approach for your organization, have clarity and then just trust your common sense. I agree with the approach of Jack and believe in having a common approach for the entire organization so that symmetry and structure exists in the organization.

Before introducing this HR Management approach, I would like to speak a little about organizations. While designing any organization, we develop an ideal hypothetical organization which I refer to as truth. In this chaotic world which is driven by randomness, it is practically impossible to achieve truth. The culture developed by continual improvement can make an organization wiser day by day and can bring it close to the truth. Truth is one, but realities are many. For example let us consider NCTC (National Counter Terrorism Centre) an important legislation by the Government. Many political parties, Chief Ministers are opposing this legislation which is meant to fight counter terrorism. These innumerous views can be referred to as reality but the fact is digital, either the legislation would be beneficial or would not, i.e. truth is simple and there is only one true way of doing things.

To be Continued …….. 

 

 

2 Responses to Organisational Philosophy

  1. Akanksha Singh says:

    Very well written Anhad. Looking forward for the continuing post

  2. Sumitha Bhandari says:

    Very good observation!! The quotes and the figure explaining the common elements of the entire system. Couldn’t have said it better!! Radhasoami

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