Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Analytic for an Inquisitive Mind

Analytic  for  an  Inquisitive  Mind

(  Contributor :  hcp  )

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Following is a handwritten note that I found yesterday , among my old papers

Perhaps , after typing , Cynthia must have returned it to me

I believe , " RO Study " stands for " L&T Re-organization Study " , conducted by Prof S K Bhattacharya ( IIM-A )

If anyone of you have any of my old notes lying around with you , I would appreciate if you can email the image files to.... hcp@RecruitGuru.con

Thanks

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18  Jan  1987

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 TAK,


RO  Study



#   1

Financial statistics / financial ratios comparison with leading engineering companies ( PJP has done all of these )

Have we grown at 15 % compound growth rate envisaged in 1973 study ?

What else was envisaged / targeted in 1973 ?

How have we performed against those targets ?


#  2

How have INPUTS ( RESOURCES ) grown during the same period ?

-  Manpower
-  Money / Materials
-  Fixed Assets / Space


#  3 

How has sales / Order Booking / Order Backlog , of each division grown during SAME period ? ( SAME period is important )


#  4

How has " Productivity " of various resources behaved during same period ?

What IS the productivity of each resource ?


#   5

How has our " Manpower Mix " behaved during same period ?

What trends can we see in our , " Trends of Ratios " , of :

-  Covenanted Staff : All Staff

-  Covenanted Staff : Supervisory Staff

-  Monthly Rated Staff : Sup & above Staff

-  Non-Unionized Staff :  Unionized Staff


Are we getting " Top Heavy " ?

Is it a deliberated shift or just outcome of pressures of promotions - pressures for vertical movement ?

Has there been any " horizontal / lateral " movement at all , in L&T ?

How much ? At what level ? Is there a job-rotation , planned or otherwise ?

Is it within same function or inter-functional ?

Is there any inter-group mobility ?


#  6

Training :

From HRD and respective cost account dept / personnel dept records , is it possible to find out how many man-hours , various levels of employees ( Covenanted to Daily Rated ) , spend in formal training ,

*  within L&T ( In house )

*  Outside Courses


Compare this with IBM / TOYOTA / " Corporate Classroom " ( I have loaned this book to DFP - pl get it back )

Let us talk to CMS to find out what statistics ( Group-wise ), can he furnish for last 5 years


#  7

Shows a TABULATION with :

*  X  Axis >   List of Manufacturing Processes    

*  Y  Axis  >  Group-wise , list of Products

Repeat this Matrix , vis-a-vis,

-  Manufacturing Processes   Vs   Technology
-  Type of Space
-  One Off / Batch Production / Mass Production ( Assy Line )
-  Heavy / Light , Material Handling
-  Information / Documentation
-  R&D
-  Process Planning
-  Marketing Network / Distribution Channels
-  Markets / End Users...etc


#   8

1973  Recommendations
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It would be highly desirable to prepare a A-4 size typed chart , showing against each one of the 1973 Recommendations , " what " is the ACTUAL position today.

If there is a deviation , last column may indicate , most probable " reason "  for the deviation - as you and I can perceive it


#   9

Shows a TABULATION , where :

X  Axis  >  Operational Aspect 

Y  Axis  >  Policy

Heading for different TABULATIONS to be : Personnel / Mktg / Mfg / Finance etc

( list of " Functions " )

For Plant Personnel ( Labour Dept ) function , AMD is preparing a matrix of :

"  Decisions  Vs  Level of Decision Making "

This should be ready by 21 Jan 1987


#   10

We must update all existing " Organization Charts " for each group , on A-4 size paper and prepare a MASTER booklet

Perhaps , PPO may already have

Check with Executive Assistants of GGMs - otherwise , attempt from Management Circular file


#     11


1973 Recommendations clearly spell out the " Roles " of GGM / DGM / RM / DM etc, in great details

It may be worthwhile to prepare separate questionnaires to elicit responses from each person so designated , what he currently thinks , about his role or to what extent his " present real role " conforms to that envisaged in 1973 - on each element / each item

Can a statistical co-relation be established between :

-    Reality
-    Self Perception
-    As envisaged
-    as per perception of others in Organization  ?


#   12

I have given a folder to AMD , containing some cyclostyled forms used for analyzing , " Incoming Communications / Messages "

Take a look

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Another stray note ( attached to above note ) :

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A COMPANY  recognizes ,

-    to accentuate / capitalize on its........STRENGTHS

-    to minimize / overcome on its..........WEAKNESSES

-    to make the most of its...................OPPORTUNITIES

-    to squarely face-up to its................ THREATS

So , one of the first things to do , would be to carry out a SWOT Analysis for L&T - as it stands at the door-steps of 1987

How do ,

-    Insiders perceive L&T's SWOT  ?

-    Outsiders perceive L&T's SWOT ?

We can carry out SWOT ,

-  by an individual replying to a questionnaire

-  by  collective brain-storming

Perceptions are bound to differ , depending upon a person's Vantage Point

(  A diagram of concentric cones , with increasing foot-print for each )

How far an  employee sees into the future , will also depend upon his Vantage Point , which he has achieved due to both ,

-  Seniority / Length of Service

-  Merit

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uploaded on  08  Dec  2015

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