Management theory vs practice..


Management courses takes the student on a journey through an ideal organization with ideal people around an ideal world. A working organization is always facing uncertainties. The theory is based on people in an organization playing their role as defined to perfection.  While the concepts are fine, the theory fails in practice and so do the students in their initial years of working. This is because in the real world, a person’s performance is not only based on his knowledge and skills for the job but also his emotional status and attitude at any given point in time. This emotional situation affects his roles and others in the organization. A Good Manager identifies this in his team members early enough and takes preventive and/or  corrective actions to achieve his teams objectives.

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  1. Jay
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 07:53:50

    On getting his Nobel prize, the great Mohd Younus was asked “What is the one single attribute that helped you to succeed?” and the reply was “Compassion”! How does one teach compassion?! Does any MBA school teach compassion?

    That is why good MBA programs provide access to real-life stories in the form of case studies and internships. Of course reading up biographies can provide insights. But it is in the real world, that one can really understand the management of emotion.

    Some friends of mine got together and created a series of movies under the title of “Local Heroes, Global Change”. The list of people covered include Mohd Younus, Dr Kurien (of White Revolution Fame) and Dr Swaminathan (of Green Revolution fame). And the common message is all about emotional intelligence at work.

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    Feb 08, 2011 @ 13:25:57

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