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Monday, August 29, 2011

Virtual Class room 08-28

"Vidya Nidhi" The virtual class rooms by CBD. A program to facilitate the management colleges specially in Rural areas not in a position to access the best in ,Faculty, Content, & curriculum planning

Management Institution: wherever you are located, you raise the bar; we will help you cross it. Please use our “Online Imparting” through “Virtual Classrooms” at fraction of costs you incur for various resources, and take your institution to the next level.

Educational Institutions, Management Academies, now that the admission process has been completed and serious imparting has begun, it is time to consolidate and acquire values that could take you to a position where you can compete with the next level of institutions.

Getting employment for your students was a goal you all strived to fulfill last year and succeeded. This year you may be looking to raise the bar and ensure that the employment you provide, gives them higher quality in terms of professional and monetary satisfaction.

This naturally needs a comparative scaling up in imparting standards,& study materials. The improvement in the quality of materials, case studies, and the exposure to the real time market realities is the acute need. The best of the institutions sometimes find it difficult to source all these. The budget constraints are the biggest road blocks to the fulfillment of desires and aspirations and as always can create a big gap between the objectives and achievements. But now you can get all this and more at the fraction of the costs.

We at Capacity Building & Development (CBD) are constantly working at bringing improvement in the quality of resources, and finally, international recognition has come our way in some measure. This year your Shyam was fortunate enough to be on the executive panels of two of the best global organizations namely Mckinsey & Company and Balance Score Card community’s Palladium. The Palladium projects are sponsored by Harvard Business School and Microsoft Corporation.

We have devised a unique virtual way of sharing these resources with the management institutions the world over. Yes this is a global program not constrained by the Geographical boundaries. The package will consist of virtual class lectures in all the streams of management. Special imparting on Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Balance Score Card, Lean Manufacturing & Management, Digital Marketing & Social Media empowerment and management will be imparted.

If the institutions are in India we will visit the institutions discuss and evaluate and design a need based package. We will also allow you to use our name in your promotions. Shyamsunder Panchavati is already an established name in management globally. His knowledge and contribution to the management domain have been recognized by global corporates like Mckinsey & Company, & Palladium Group. Apart from these he is a featured author on wikiHow and Silicon India. He has delivered guest lectures at many educational institutions & Corporates. His articles command huge readership on CBD and many other social media platforms and blogs. Especially people in the education & imparting field follow his articles. This is reflected by the presence 26% people among his 968 Linkedin followers from the education domain.

Those institutions not in India the discussions can be through Skype or telephone. After the discussions, the requirements will be identified and a correct package will be designed at an affordable price. Initially the imparting will be done by Shyamsunder Panchavati, later on as per the need we will hire faculties, and budget permitting we would try to purchase some resources and case studies from Harvard & Wharton and other reputed institutions. At the time of finalizing the agreement we will clearly state the resources we will provide and they will be specific and different for each Institution.

Mode of Imparting:

The mode of imparting will be “Virtual” through live online classrooms. However it will not be through webinars. We will be using a more customized method and the class room will be for one specific institution only. it will naturally be interactive and students will have the facility to ask questions. There is no limit to the number of students per classroom. All you will need is high speed internet connection a computer and a LCD projector. The imparting will be with the help of lecture, power point presentations and video. We will use the most modern Google+ Hangout for the transmission. We will help out the institutions in getting Google+ id if not already available.

There is another situation where the virtual classroom will be useful for the institution. In case there is a situation, where the faculty has left and for various reasons the vacancy cannot be fulfilled. We will, depending on the availability of time and resources, take the responsibility of imparting the subject through virtual classroom.

Or you are located in rural part or countryside where good faculty is hesitating to come; you can utilize our services to impart quality knowledge to your students. We are open to all and totally committed to take you a few notches higher in the standards.

There can be many more applications of this virtual classroom, which we will develop on the basis of the feedback we receive from the educational institutions. Please use the “Virtual Class Room” form  to contact us.

One last but most important thing, based on the package, some of the Institutions will qualify for being mentioned and promoted on some of our various blogs. We will also give coverage on our upcoming “Knowledge Korridor”  to some of the Institutions, again depending on the package.

We may not be in a position to answer request received through Linkedin, Facebook, or Google+ comments.

Please also come out with new suggestions you have regarding the applications related to the virtual classrooms.

Please use the form to contact us. We will send you the procedure for further interaction. Please use the institution email id as a contact address. We will verify each and every email id before proceeding further. We will try to reply to each and every mail as far as possible and as soon as possible. Selection will depend on the Institution’s evaluation and our capacity to deliver.

Things you should not do.

Please don’t,

1.       Ask us to send a quotation. We cannot, we do not have any readymade uniform package for all.

2.       Ask us minimum or maximum package value. There is no uniformity in price or delivery.

3.       Ask us for a free demo class. We value your time and our inputs.

4.       Ask us for a telephone detailing if you are in India.We don’t have manpower to handle it.

Ideally we would like to start with a very small group of people or institutions who have been following Shyam’s writings and are familiar with it, and in a position to entrust this responsibility to him.. Next academic year when we have the stats and success ratio we will approach the others

Best wishes,


Chief Facilitator                                                                                                                                                                   Capacity Building & Development Forum


Virtual class room 08-29

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Is Money Everything?? 11-29

Is Money Everything???

Is Money Everything???

I know everyone can contribute on this, I also know that most of you are willing & eager to contribute. In fact I need all the views and perspectives. As for me, I am confused and what you see is loud thinking being shared with my friends and social media community members.
It is not an article, it is just a chain of thoughts passing through my mind presented in the order they have come. My apologies, if you find this monotonous and disjointed. I am not rechecking or organizing it. I want to keep the original order.
I hope you like it. Starting with a Telugu verse.

nidhi cāla sukhamā
rāmuni sannidhi sēva sukhamā
nijamuga palku manasa

निधि चाला सुखमा 

रामुनी सन्निधि सेवा सुखामा

निजमु गा पलुकु मनसा 

 Nidhi: Wealth
Sannidhi: Divine presence
Is [possessing] wealth a greater pleasure
or is service in Rama's presence a greater pleasure?
Answer me truthfully, O Mind!

This is what the great Telugu Saint Tyagaraja said more than 200 years ago 
Tyagaraja composed devotional songs in carnatic music. His compositions are sung and admired by musicians all over the world
After 200 years also the question still remains unanswered……
There are people who feel that divine sannidhi is greatest of all nidhis, a person can acquire during a life time. Sannidhi (Divine presence) is not related to any one religion or faith. It is above religions and faith. Every seeker irrespective of the faith yearns for it.
There are people for whom nidhi is most important acquisition, and in which they find the divine sannidhi.

There are people who pretend to to be working for attaining divine bliss.They have all sorts of weird appearances and clothing. These are all serving saints. Why do they do this.

Totakacharya 8th Century C E saint and the disciple, whom the Adi Shankara loved most and whom he installed as the first Jagatguru of Jyotirmatha pitham near Badrinath, wrote this verse of Bhaja Govindam. In this he explains why people do what they do.

(It is a well known fact that only some of the verses were written by Adi Sankara himself.Rest were written by his disciples)


जटिलो मुण्डी लुंचितकेशः     
काषायांबरबहुकृतवेषः । 
पश्यन्नपि च न पश्यति मूढः    
 उदरनिमित्तं बहुकृतवेषः 

The  ascetic with matted locks, the man with the shaven head or one with hair pulled out, or the man parading in the ochre robes    — they all have eyes but yet do not see. All these are but  deceptions for cheating the world, for filling their bellies.  (Renunciation does not lie in external appearance, but in inward thought, attitude and feeling).

What is the real wealth???

This is what Adi Shankara said in His Bhaja Govindam about wealth

müãha jahèni dhanágamatøúïám
kuru sadbuddhim manasi vitøúïám,
yal-labhase nijakarmopáttam
vittam tena vinodaya cittam.(2)

"O fool! leave off the desire for accumulation of wealth; create in the mind, thoughts about Reality, devoid of passion. What you get - i.e. what you have achieved through your past deeds - with that, satisfy your mind."

Adi shankara feels that the real wealth is, the soul that is content and enjoys is existence.
I feel it is not wise to either agree or disagree with either. It is all a case of circumstances, environment, Karma and Dharma.
What if the lure of money was not there?? Would people still work?? One’s need for money is fulfillment of some other need for other. Is earning money also societal??
How much of it is societal, and beyond which point is it greed??
Now what is greed??
What is right and what is wrong???
For a King or emperor expanding his domain is considered a prime duty, even if it involves war and loss of lives.
For a businessman making profits, even if it involves falsehood is the dharma.
 This takes us back again to the question, and what is wrong and what is right??

Samarth Ramdas the Marathi saint poet of Chatrpati Shivaji’s time has this to say
मना सज्जना भक्ती पंथेची जावे
तरी श्री हरी पाविजे तो स्वभावे
जनी- निन्ध्यते सर्वे सोडुनी द्यावे
जनी वन्द्यते सर्व भावे करावे!


Let us follow the path of honesty and devotion. This path will lead us to Shri Hari. Let us shun everything that is condemned and do everything that is commendable with the full devotion of mind.]

Appears reasonable because, what is good and correct, changes with time.

Here is what Narsimh Mehta the Guajarati poet says in his famous song that Mahatma Gandhi liked to sing as bhajan.
वैष्णव जन तो तेने कहिये जे पीड पराई जाणे रे,
पर दु:खे उपकार करे तोये मन अभिमान  आणे रे,
A true Vaishnav (devotee) is one who understands the pain of others.
Now coming to others, who are “others”???
For some, “others” are people outside family, people other than wife, children, and parents..
For some, even parents are others.
For some there are no others. Every human being is a part of their family.
Now how do you define the term selfless??  It is doing something without expecting any returns for self.
How do you define “returns”??? Does it include only materialistic gain??? Is soul satisfaction a return???
Is a feeling of well being, a return???
Is there an act or a deed that doesn’t give any of the above????
In the above context, can there be a selfless act. If there is an act, which doesn’t give satisfaction, physical, mental, spiritual or soul satisfaction,
Then what is selflessness, what is tyaga (sacrifice)? , what is vyragya (renunciation)? 
Aadi Shankara has this to say in Bhaja Govindam
सुरमन्दिर तरु मूल निवासः 
शय्या भूतला मजिनं वासः 
सर्व परिग्रह भोग त्यागः 
कस्य सुखं  करोति विरागः 

A real parityagi (hermit): No one can disturb the peace of mind and vairaagya, if one is willingly taking shelter in some temples, under some trees, sleeping on the naked ground, wearing a
deer skin, and thus renouncing all idea of possession and thirst to enjoy life.

Well,I started with money, and reached parityaga,I will end it here before  my mind goes further astray and roams aimlessly into wilderness.

Thanks for your patience.

If you find this disjointed, you are welcome to put this thing in order. I am open to views and opinion, and yes ready to get educated.
Best wishes,
Please also read Shyam's article

Friday, August 26, 2011


Role of IT as a part of the ISS in a non IT organization

Information Technology matters. But it is strategically relevant when aligned with management processes that can leverage the information it provide. Without this alignment neither the management processes nor the technology is optimized.

It is very difficult to have a correct measure of the investment needed on IT in non IT organizations. The chances of either going overboard or under investment are more than mere possibilities in such a scenario. The profound ignorance of the process owner and IT consultant in each other domain often comes in the way of correct investment. This may result in either unwelcome overheads or in ISS being less than a perfect vendor for the process. It will help considerably if the following actions are taken before investing.

Clarify corporate strategy with your IT department
Fund only IT projects that support your strategy
Transform IT investments into profits
Build one technology platform for your entire organization
Adopt new technologies only when their best practices are established

Developing Competency of the personnel

Lean management also calls for evolution of a process to identify the strategic job families. Evaluating & developing competency profiles that could contribute to the success of the strategy. Performing gap analysis between the existing competency and required level of competency and designing development programmes for bridging the gap.

Strategic planning is a huge and complex subject it cannot be covered in the scope of a single article. I have tried my best to dwell on the important and critical elements and the implementation tools. However it remains critical to an organization’s existence and sustenance. I request the readers to express their valuable opinions and help me in improving the article

 I am prepared to help and guide the organizations in implementing the various aspect of strategic management.

Management Institutions and B-Schools have a need to teach the basics of this important domain to their students. I am prepared to impart this to the students of the interested Institutions.

Organizations can contact me Here

Institutions can contact me Here

Best wishes,

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Innovation & Lean Management

Innovation and Lean management often contradict each other. However, it is constant innovation in products, processes, equipments & tools that sustains and improves the planning and implementation of Lean management. This strange anomaly is something; the present day management has learned to live with.

 The choice is between discouraged Lean management or discouraged Innovation. How much of each is needed is largely dependent on organizations economic health, market realities, and strategic positioning, growth planning and the segment to which the organization caters.

Certain manufacturing sectors like Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Durables, Automobiles, need to have a correct mixture of Innovation, and Lean Management and prevent one from interfering with other.

Role of support systems

The temptation to term the internal support systems (ISS) as discretionary expenses is great but not correct. The ISS are the internal vendors, and the processes to which they cater are the internal customers. These are organizations within the organization. ISS are in fact value creating organizations within the organization. These need to be aligned to the processes they support through strategy maps and Balance Score Cards. We need to put in place robust processes, relationships and tools to establish and sustain a perfect synch with the corporate units.

Hoshin’s planning:

Hoshin Planning is a management tool used to identify and close “gaps.” The difference between where you are and where you want to be can be and is thought of here, as a gap. Yet some gaps are more strategically important than others. Using these Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), is the job of management to steer the focus of their organization towards those few vital priorities that will keep or bring the organization into alignment with the demands of its markets. Once these are identified, employees can then pinpoint the group, division, factory, department, or project gaps that must be closed to stay aligned with the strategic direction of your organization.

These “vital few priorities” are actually called “Hoshins.” A key principle of Hoshin Planning is to deploy and track only a few priorities at each level of the organization. Given all of the rapid changes and increasing distractions organizations face today, individuals must be able to focus on those things that offer the greatest advantage to the organization. The clearer the priorities, the easier it will be for people to focus their energies on what really counts. How often has your company made dramatic improvements in a product or process that suddenly became obsolete due to the lack of these communication tools?

These can be demonstrated by the following images:


Strategic Objectives detail your plan for strategy execution by translating "big thoughts" into "concrete steps for action", reflecting the organization's highest priorities.

Each objective should be a concise statement which articulates a specific component of what the strategy must achieve/what is critical to its success. Each perspective usually contains 3-6 primary objectives that state a key aspect of the strategy to be achieved over the next 3-5 years. Objectives are best stated as action phrases (verb/object) and may include the means and/or desired results as well as the action.

·     "Increase Market Share Through Current Customers" (Financial Perspective)

·     "Be Service Oriented" (Customer Perspective)

·     "Achieve Order Fulfillment Excellence Through On-line Process Improvement" (Internal Perspective)

·     "Align Incentives and Rewards With Employee Roles for Increased Employee Satisfaction" (Learning & Growth Perspective)

We've learned over the years that the key to a sustainable strategy execution culture is individual engagement. Furthermore, this individual engagement around the strategy will only come if one's "day job" isn't disrupted too much.

Strategy is nothing without execution. You can build the best strategy in the world and if it's not implemented and managed correctly, you will gain very little benefit.

Palladium Group has now introduced new system to ensure the continuous implementation of BSC and ensure a constant connect between the strategy planners and the process owners .This is known as Office of strategy Management (OSM).You can read more on  OSM HERE

Balance Score Card on its own cannot deliver optimization. it needs to be supported by the implementation Lean Management specially in the manufacturing organization. Lean Management envisions the implementation of Lean Manufacturing and service practices.

What is Lean Management???

Lean philosophy is more or less mean philosophy.  “Lean” management is philosophy or practice where expenditure   for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customers is considered wasteful and thus eliminated. “Value” is defined as any action or process, a customer is willing to pay. It is based on the principles adopted at the Toyota Production System (TPS). TPS have categorized the wastes into three categories Muda, Mura, Muri.

Muda has seven types of wastes namely Over Production, Waiting, Inappropriate Processing, Unnecessary Inventory, Unnecessary Motion and Defects. Under utilization of the latent skills of the work force is often considered as eight type of waste.

Mura represents unevenness, which can also be understood as absence of perfection and synch with and between Process and operations.

Muri   represents reducing overburden caused due to lack of standardization of procedures.

Implementation of Jidoka, Nemawashi, and Poka Yoke in Lean Management:

Jidoka represents autonomation, where the process is so designed that chances of human error are reduced considerably by incorporating automation that detects minute defects and stops the production process immediately. This prevents the defective pieces travelling further on the process chain. Usually it takes a little time for the human being to identify the defect and stop the process. By this time a few defective pieces would have reached next stage and would have undergone the next process resulting in the waste in terms of defective material, time and wear & tear of the machine and the utilization of the resources. Jidoka avoids this and helps considerably in costs optimization.

Nemawashi: represents productive consultations & confabulations across the functional areas. This method envisages one to one informal meeting with the colleagues before an important meeting, briefing them and convincing them, so that productive results can be derived from the meetings without wasting much time, as the members are aware of the subject and mentally prepared to go forward with the decisions.

Poka Yoke:  Poke Yoke or mistake proofing means taking steps to ensure errors or abnormalities can't occur. It can involve using checklists, quality checks, part or tool design, machine modification, setting tolerance limits and so forth. There are three variants of Poka yoke namely, The Contact type, The Constant No. type, and the Performance Sequence type.