June 2021 | Vol 12 | Issue 6

~ Employee Engagement Snackies ~

# PRANA. The vital energy. Watch your breath.

# Integration: The Soldier, the Sage and Nelson Mandela.

# APPRECIATION: The tiger cub, a chasm and a herd of goats

# THE SUPERVISOR: The Orchestra Conductor & Supervisor

# Inquiry challenge: The difficult skill of staying non-judgemental.

# Reconciliation: The joint family, nuclear family & Interface Inc.

# How do we build an Engaged Organization?

Success of an entrepreneurial enterprise rests on the intrinsic value of an idea, and the financial discipline to carry it till execution. Both these aspects are people-dependent, and appeal to the right and left sides of a personality. The quest for hard financial numbers goes hand-in-hand with deep human empathy.

This issue of Sattva goes into detail on these two strengths needed make success of an entrepreneurial venture.

The Editorial Team
VIDEO: Inclusion: Where respect begins to take root

Our nature is defined by our relationships with others. They are like mirrors that help us discover ourselves. It is a necessary reality check.

Dr. Sunil Maheshwari, Dean – Samatvam Academy explains the need to affiliate ourselves with other people by caring for, and engaging with them. It is a complete social process. More
RESEARCH NOTE: What every entrepreneur should know about finance

Every entrepreneurial enterprise owes its origins to the strength of an idea. Its sustenance and growth depend on the strength of its finances. Turning an idea into a functional product or service demands the sanctity of financial discipline.

This note breaks down all the components that an entrepreneur should know:

1.1 Meaning of Capital (Fixed Capital, Working Capital) 1.2 Capitalization ( Types of Capitalization) 1.3 Estimation of Capital Requirements (Estimation of Fixed Capital, Working Capital Estimation, Assessment of Working Capital)
2. Operating Cycle 3. Sources of Finance (Sources of Long-term Financial Requirements, Sources of Financing of Working Capital) 4. Cost of Capital
5. Leverage (Operating Leverage, Financial Leverage) 6. Ratios for Measuring Debt/ Equity Relationship

1.1 Testing the Business Idea 1.2 Investment Decision 1.3 Evaluation Criteria (Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) criteria, Non- discounted Cash Flow Criteria 1.4 Financial Ratios (Liquidity Ratios, Profitability ratios)
2. Breakeven Analysis 3. Projected Financials 4. Transfer Pricing

1.1 Types of Risk 1.2Approaches to risk management 1.3 Use of Hedging to manage financial risks

Read the full note.

Engage!: Co-creating Organizational Vitality and Individual Fulfilment

Excerpt #8: Supervisory Acumen
The term supervision arises out of a combination of the two words “super” (meaning “over and above”) and “vision” (the act of “seeing”). On the other hand, the term “acumen” refers to the possession of keen insight. Thus, Supervisory Acumen is the ability to educate a team of people about the job requirements as well as expectations, and then purposefully coordinate their efforts towards accomplishment.

The core supervisory mandate is to achieve collective results by: a) Implementing the performance agenda for a group of individual contributors. b) Harmonizing and integrating their efforts. c) Providing guidance and counsel as necessary

Read more about the Supervisory Acumen in the book ENGAGE!. Available here.

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