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Management goals

Management is in reality a decision-making process. Decision-making, is, has and shall always be in the ultimate analysis, subjective. The training and purification of the subjective, the man behind the manager, is thus imperative for effective decision making.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 19:00 IST
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Management is in reality a decision-making process. Decision-making, is, has and shall always be in the ultimate analysis, subjective. The training and purification of the subjective, the man behind the manager, is thus imperative for effective decision making.

Cultivating a set of values and ideals as our guide and practising sadhana — the techniques for self-development — might give us that all-important subjective quality that may be called character efficiency. Its results may not be immediately perceived, but nevertheless it’s this that ultimately leads to individual and organisational effectiveness. If not apparent in the short run, it will most certainly show up in the long run.

It’s our duty to determine our purpose and mission in life. We may have several goals to achieve, but the purpose of life is something higher.

Life is the road that we decide to travel on. Goals are mere milestones on this road and one should avoid treating goals as the purpose of life. In fact, the purpose of life is an ongoing, continuous process and requires long-term visions.

Therefore, corporate leaders must be trained to become men of vision. It’s up to our managers to improve the image of India and bring back our pride. In fact, it’s a universal law that whatever a leader does, people follow. Thus, our managers, as true leaders of the nation’s workforce, must lead the way and adopt for themselves the highest philosophy, values and ideals and the best techniques for self and organisational development.

(Courtesy: Business Ethics and Indian perspective by Dr. Raj Agrawal and Prof P.S. Bajaj. Published by Wiley dreamtech India)

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 19:00 IST