November 2021 | Vol 12 | Issue 11

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Every business enterprise is ultimately the expression of an individual or a group. And this expression is grounded in a strong value system at personal and professional levels.

This issue of Sattva explains how empathy, integrative thinking, and clarity of purpose help in identifying perspectives that lead to superior synergies in organizations and social set-ups.

The Editorial Team
VIDEO: Integration: The Soldier, the Sage and Nelson Mandela

The concept of integration is a curious paradox. It sees a factor to be true but simultaneously also views the opposite to be equally true.

How does one amalgamate two opposing viewpoints and yet make both parties feel good? Dr. Sunil Maheshwari, Dean – Samatvam Academy gives insight through the perspectives of Nelson Mandela, of a sage and a soldier, and explains the relevance of integration in various scenarios - personal, social, and professional. More
RESEARCH NOTE: Constructing the Value System

One cannot underestimate the role of value systems in the life of an entrepreneur, enterprise or organization. It is important for an entrepreneur or CEO to know the constructs of the value system and appropriately shape the business idea, and position the enterprise to extract optimal profits.

So, how does one construct a value system suitable to an enterprise? Here are a few pointers:

1. Understanding the Organization Value Curve
The Organisation Value Curve is a graphic depiction of the cluster of values that an organization offers to its market segment. A combination of ‘order winning’ and ‘market entry’ parameters constitute the Value Curve of the organization.

2. Understanding the Industry Value Curve
An organization would ideally seek a position which can maximize its profit potential, but the final fit is determined by its competences and business objectives. Moving up the industry Value Curve means getting a higher margin for the value offered.

3. Understanding Network Structures
An understanding of industry structures will help in deciding the most effective structure for the purpose. It should be noted by the entrepreneur that knowledge of network structures will not have a great influence on the Business Decision but indicates Strategies for Operations.

4. Constructing the Value System
Construction of a Value System can be understood by questions like the ultimate consumer segment to be served, the Value Curve is to be adopted, position the organization in the Value System, relationships structure and the method of delivering value.

Read the full note.
Engage!: Co-creating Organizational Vitality and Individual Fulfilment

Excerpt #12: Mentorship Mastery
Institutions employ people in order to pursue their mission and vision. The need to consistently achieve goals in a dynamic environment necessitates their continual growth and development. This statement rings more true as one ascends the hierarchy of accountability, particularly at the executive levels.

The job role of the Group Business Head, Supervisory Council member, or the Director on the Board at the sixth stratum of the organization is a nurturing one. The mandate is to facilitate the successful conduct of the business. This includes helping the Chief Executive Officer that actually runs the business organization to succeed in his or her role. Directors cede all direct, hands-on involvement in the running of the enterprise to the CEO and the executive team.

Mentorship is a supportive relationship between a caring individual who is ready to share knowledge, experience, and wisdom with another who is willing to benefit from this exchange. This accountability rests at the penultimate rung of the organization’s hierarchy of accountability.

Read more about the Mentorship Mastery in the book ENGAGE!. Available here.

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