PLUS APPROACH GEETA
Dr Ashutosh K.
Experience: Where to play and how to win are intimately tied and together they form heart of the strategy
Explanation: There are five friends to work with – What, Why, Where, When and How. These friends help you in any situation which is to be dealt with. Krishna said to Arjuna, just like a business preposition, that one must decide the playground and the strategy to play there i.e. “where” does a company wants to diversify and “how” it would do , as both these aspects are intertwined. One cannot succeed, if he is not having a proper plan.
Arjuna then asked what to do. Krishna replied that you must understand your strengths and weaknesses and accordingly decide on the opportunity available. In fact, analysis of strengths is very important, and sometimes, our perception about our strengths may be inflated. Therefore, a proper analysis of strengths and weaknesses needs to be done as a part of strategy to win.
Experience: Conducting meetings is important: planning, agenda preparation, timely conduct of meeting and sticking to the time frame.
Explanation: In all the organization meetings are held either to discuss the issues which need decisions, or to evaluate the progress. It is basically a forum where decisions are taken collectively. Arjuna asked Krishna ,” O Lord , nowadays wherever I go to attend the meetings , they are neither held on time nor any fruitful decisions are taken in these meetings.”
Krishna replied, ”O Parth!, nowadays people are suffering from defects in decision -making, lack of sense of time and lack of knowledge .On hearing this, Arjuna asked for remedy. The Lord replied that, for a fruitful meeting, the following are required to be done:
Experience: Instead of discarding someone’s opinion, better to counsel him/ his team
If team formation is an art then team sustenance is a science of handling people and cohering them together so that they could get well with each other. Arjuna was one of the members of a project team which was responsible for one particular project, but his team leader had been grumbling and blaming others for their individual shortcomings. Krishna was observing this from outside. Arjuna asked Krishna to scold them so that the project derailment can be arrested, and it be completed within the shortest possible time.
Krishna, after a lot of deliberation concluded that:
And so, instead of scolding them for their shortcomings, he decided to counsel them. He called all the team members for a meeting, and advised as under:
Krishna advised Arjuna to experience the results of this strategy and, after sometime, positive results started pouring in.
So, Scolding is not the solution in such management, and COUNSELLING is a better option.