March 2021 | Vol 12 | Issue 3

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Synergy, Innovation, and Executive energy. These are the three pillars of any healthy and growing organization.

This issue of Sattva articulates how the balance of the three can take an organization to new heights, aided by hungry entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

While all kinds of companies practice innovation in some form, executing it at scale in a large-organization scenario is incredibly complex. Likewise, exploiting synergies in a large-organization is tough, and it is the Executive’s responsibility to balance multiple agendas while pursuing growth.

Read on.

The Editorial Team
VIDEO: Synergy as an Executive mandate: The case of a lame man, a blind man and IKEA

The modern organization is a living and complex organism that grows amidst conflicting relationships and demands.

As Dr. Sunil Maheshwari, Dean – Samatvam Academy explains in this video, the job of the Executive is to adopt a synergistic approach to pursue larger organizational goals through creative reconciliation of competing priorities. Ultimately, it is the Executive who helps create products, services and solutions to the satisfaction of the numerous stakeholders. More
RESEARCH NOTE: INNOVATION. The essential tool for Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs

The trigger for innovation can come from many sources – successes, failures, internal and external events, business incongruities, new knowledge and so on. The ability to discover the window of opportunity in this scenario and further build on it is the foundation of innovation.

Based on the works of Peter Drucker, Prof. Lynda Applegate, Dyer, Gregersen, and Christensen the sources of innovation can be structured on the following lines:

1. Unexpected success, failure and events
A. Incongruities B. Process need C. Industry dynamics D. Demographics E. Socio-cultural change F. Globalisation G. New knowledge

2. Discovery skills for innovation
A. Associating B. Questioning C. Observing D. Networking E. Experimenting

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. The notion of appreciation possesses many of the cognitive and emotional elements that are important for the experience of satisfaction and happiness in life.

Read more on appreciative culture in the book ENGAGE!. Available here.

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