Chennai2019: Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan, Honourable Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, Govt. of TN, today launched “Indian Managers and Organisations: Boons and Burdens”, a book written by Mr. Ashok Malhotra at an event jointly organized by Ma Foi Strategic Consultants and Madras Management Association. The launch event featured a panel discussion by eminent panelists Honourable Minister Mr. K.Pandiarajan, Mr.L. Lakshman, Chairman Emeritus, Rane Group, Mr. C VSubba Rao– Deputy Managing Director, Sanmar Shipping Ltd.
‘Indian Managers and Organisations’,explicates a pluralistic and non-reductionist framework, the Existential Universe Mapper (EUM). The framework includes new psychometric instruments to map individual and organization identity. It avoids placing any phenomena into frozen categories and enables an understanding of their interplay and pattern recognition.Highlighted in the book is India’s ambivalent relationship with modernity and the consequent difficulty of Indian managers in embracing the imperatives of the corporate world that are largely based on Anglo-Saxon frames. The book argues that this ambivalence is not just a problem but a great opportunity with creative potential.
Addressing the gathering of students, management practitioners and gurus, and lauding Mr. Ashok Malhotra as his mentor, Honourable Minister Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan said, ‘This book will serve as a reference in the domain of Human Resource Management. With the benefit of the author’s 5 decades of HR /OD industry experience the book consists ofnew perspectives on describing oneself and organizations. This book attempts to articulate a way of understanding oneself and the organization in ways which are very Indian and how they can be integrated with the prevalent corporate ways. Traditionally Indian managers are trained with an Indian cultural background and then venture into a corporate world which inculcates them with western ideas.”
Honourable Minister Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan lso reiterated that it would be great if this is translated into all Indian languages. As a first initiative, he has taken steps to translate this book in Tamil language for the Tamil people to also relate to it.