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    July 21, 2006

    Management Fundas

    I came up with a theory in a class last week. The theory hasn't been publicized widely yet. You'll soon see why it's still very much a secret as far as most of the class is concerned.

    The context was a discussion on a value model for Infosys (a case circa 2001). There was talk about a pyramidical model where the base was infrastructure management, the second layer being software services, the third layer being business applications and then the top most layer being its consulting practice. Effectively, the aim was to convey that Infosys needed to move higher up that model. Then arose the question of what companies should do once they reached the top - develop a new model?

    Given that most of the discussion was going whoosh over my head, my response to folks sitting adjacent, was that in such a situation, companies ought to just turn the pyramid upside down. In that case, they're no longer at the top and have a fair amount of distance to travel before they reach the top again. When they reach the top, turn the pyramid upside down again. It is an endless process, just as continuous improvement and change are.

    The other management jargon that I'm proud to have come up with, was written over three years ago. It says: "The higher you go, the more difficult it becomes to breathe".

    Rambled @ 10:23 AM

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    :) I am not sure companies exists to run around pyramids - they are around to make money. At which ever layer they make most money they should stay there. The rest is all management consultants mumbo-jumbo to dig into a company's pocket.

    By Blogger Chandra (Jul 24, 2006, 1:32:00 PM)  

    Howz it going to help by going all the way back ? By the time the company reaches the top layer it would have gone enormous change in the bottom level !!
    Do u mean if the company takes around 365 days to acheieve its goal to be in the top most layer (consultancy of its services) that no change happen in the bottom layer ?????

    By Blogger managefundas (Nov 3, 2008, 2:02:00 PM)  

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