October 2021 | Vol 12 | Issue 10

~ Employee Engagement Snackies ~

# Appreciative Culture & Patagonia: The beach for an office

# The Appreciative Individual & Sir Richard Branson's Dyslexia

# Self Exploration: The Secret to Appreciation

# Identify Inherent Strengths. In yourself and the team

# What can leaders do to infuse Positivity in their organization?

# Nelson Mandela & the transition from apartheid to democracy

# Believe it and you'll see it. Mr. N R Narayana Murthy and Infosys

# Do a good thing today. Appreciate someone.


Every entrepreneur honestly believes in the worth of his/her business idea and the value it brings to the customer. So does an organization, at a societal level.

However, the entrepreneur and the organization approach their roles differently. The former grasps the complete value system to achieve success, and the latter, its mission.

This issue of Sattva shines a light on the micro and meta impact of the entrepreneur and the organization. We trust you’ll find it useful.

The Editorial Team
VIDEO: MISSION: How Google, Tesla & Oxfam crafted their sense of purpose

Mission is an important goal or purpose accompanied by a strong conviction. As a critical element of the transformation journey, Mission reflects the serious intent of an organization to bring about a positive difference to the society at large and the individuals constituting it.

Dr. Sunil Maheshwari, Dean – Samatvam Academy emphasises a professional's responsibility in relating to the mission of the organization he/she works for, and become a part of the journey. More

The value chain of an organization is the primary vehicle to deliver value promised by a business idea. So what are the components of the value system?

1. Value
Value is a two-way exchange of the needs of the customer as met by an organisation, and they payment of money in exchange by the customer.
   1.1. Order-Winning and Market-Entry Parameters
   1.2. Value density

2. Value chain
The Value offering of an organization is created through a set of processes that start with inputs and converts them to the value offering as outputs.
   2.1. Outsourcing
   2.2. Intermediation

3. Supply Chain
An organisation often outsources some activities and takes outputs from the outsourced companies as inputs for their own processes.

4. Demand Chain
The Supply Chain converts raw materials to the finished product which moves through the distribution channel to meet the demand of the ultimate customer.

5. The Value System
The Supply Chain and the Demand Chain together make up what Michael Porter defined as the Value System.

6. Operating the Value System
The challenge in any Value System is for all the organizations in the system to march in unison to the value parameter desired by the ultimate customer.

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

Excerpt #11: Transformational Leadership
Leadership has been the most discussed, but perhaps the least understood, phenomenon across human civilizations and cultures. In the twenty-first century, it is considered to be more of a shared phenomenon. Leadership now regarded as the collective capacity of a community of people to co-create and shape its own future.

The leaders of business organizations are individuals who exercise ownership as well as responsibility for the integrated functioning of a fully resourced enterprise. They occupy the fifth stratum in the organization’s hierarchy of accountability.

Organizational leaders govern the value-creation work of the operational and managerial facets of the institution. They connect the dots with respect to the sub-units of the organization, and make connections among diverse ideas, functions, and people. Leaders adopt a long-term perspective.

Read more about the Transformational Leadership in the book ENGAGE!. Available here.

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