February 2021 | Vol 12 | Issue 2

~ Employee Engagement Snackies ~

# The 7 Accountability Levels

Worker to the Chairman. What each one does.

# Organization: Concept and Purpose
Fulfilling the highest aspirations of stakeholders.

#CEO post: The ultimate aspiration

The need for formidable functional, all-encompassing skillsets.

# Retroduction: The form of reasoning

The tool detectives, doctors, managers and leaders use.

# Satllone's picture of Rocky in the mind

To achieve, one has to master visualisation phase.

# Case of Zumbach, the Jewish tailor

Body needs to be treated with respect and care it deserves.


The secret behind a growing and profitable organization is a healthy respect and need for innovation, the subject of our January issue.

At a level higher is Business Model Innovation - the key to sustainable competitive advantage and theme of this issue.

Choosing this path calls for discarding past experiences, and engaging in breakthrough, outside-of-the-box thinking. Enabling Business Model Innovation is the responsibility of the Executive domain, while ensuring continued success amidst an unpredictable business environment.

Read on.

The Editorial Team
VIDEO: The EXECUTIVE's challenge: To deliver results amidst unpredictable and conflicting environments

What exactly is an Executive’s responsibility in a large organization? Dr. Sunil Maheshwari, Dean – Samatvam Academy lucidly explains how an Executive is required to promote stability and growth, tradition and innovation, collaboration and competition, order and freedom – all at the same time.

The primary challenge is to pull together these apparently incompatible priorities that are simultaneously critical in delivering value. More

While the phrase Business Model Innovation has a simple ring to it, executing it calls for large scale change efforts and management commitment. This note explains how business model innovation redefines value proposition, how it is delivered and how value is captured.

How does an organization transition from its existing business model to to a new one? How can the barriers be overcome? The quest for answers begins with examining the existing beliefs of four key categories:

1. Customer segments & Value proposition
2. Channels
3. Key activities & Resources
4. Financials

Read the full note.

Engage!: Co-creating Organizational Vitality and Individual Fulfilment

Excerpt #5: The Appreciative Culture
The twenty-first century is witnessing the re-emergence of a timeless perspective that is fundamentally reorienting the institutional approach towards building a healthy organizational culture. The focus of institutional effort is progressively shifting away from the correction of deficits and weaknesses towards the affirmation of strengths and capabilities that reside within individuals, teams, and organizations.

This is referred to as the appreciative paradigm, or the strengths-centric approach.

Read more about Appreciative Culture in the book ENGAGE!. Available here.

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