Posts Tagged Lessons
Five Paradoxes of building a successful Product Business
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Business, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing on October 13, 2012
[I wrote this post on 27th Sep 2012, for ProductNation and Nasscom Product Conclave Blog] Building products is hard. Building a successful product organization is even harder. Start-up ecosystem is replete with ideas and prototypes. Few of them reach the market with a product and very few turn up as successful. And, a minuscule number of product businesses are […]
When Processes Are Broken, Fault Lies Elsewhere
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in BPM, Business, Leadership, Management, Technology on June 27, 2010
When a business process culminates in a transaction that has the organization as the beneficiary, they will find a way or the other to keep track of it, and not let the ball drop. But, not so much otherwise. When you see a broken process, problem lies mostly with focus and priorities; not with their ability (technological or managerial) to manage processes.
Systems Today, Culture Tomorrow. Don’t Tweak!
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Business, Human Behavior, Leadership, Management on June 15, 2010
Not all organizations may realize that some of the tweaks in policies and systems actually end up as the key determinant of the longer term direction that “organizational culture” takes. When tweaking systems and policies for shorter term goals, do not lose sight of the longer term effects on culture and mindset of people working in the organization. Systems and Policies of today are the organizational culture of tomorrow!
Do not treat Process Solutions as Applications
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in BPM, Business, Management, Technology on April 9, 2010
It’s very difficult for everyone involved to get out of the application mindset that has got deeply ingrained with years of training and repeated beating-in. I’m afraid this gets further legitimized with Rapid Application Development (RAD) and Composite Applications Development through BPMS gaining acceptance. But, if you actually want a process management solution, don’t treat it as an Application.
Those Landlocks are no good
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing on April 4, 2010
An interesting graph at Gapminder on economic growth of landlocked countries v/s those with coastlines shows that landlocked countries have bigger challenged on economic growth. Same is true for businesses except that countries cannot decide whether to be or not be landlocked, businesses can!
Bridge Those Silos with Incentive Alignment and KPIs
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in BPM, Business, Leadership, Management, Technology on March 31, 2010
Silos within the organizations boil down to plain WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?), the way organizations measure performance and the type of behaviors they encourage. There’s a relationship among KPIs, Objectives, Expectations, Inspection, and Incentives. We can bridge the silos by understanding this, and effectively using the technology and tools available to us once we know what needs to be done.
Lessons in business from a street hawker
Posted by Ashish Bhagwat in Business, Leadership, Marketing on February 2, 2010
[tweetmeme source=”ashish_bhagwat” only_single=false] We already know from Ram Charan how much a street peddler knows about the turnover and running a business. But, from what I saw today tells me he knows much more than just that… I live in Dwarka (not the one made famous by Lord Krishna, this one is one of the […]