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People are an essential component of constituents impacting the Quality of an organisation. People, like any other asset need to be groomed, possessed, professed with improvement impetus, influenced and motivated continually for yearning out best of the best performances. The task of their continual upgradation, at the behest of top management is thus buth strategic (to align with Change requirements) and tactical (to make best use of resources, problem solving abilities, learnings etc).

This series is being published in FOUNDRY
typical references:

“Thareja P, (2006), ‘A Total Quality Organisation Through People: (Part 4), Building a World Class Foundry, Foundry, July/Aug, Vol XVIII, No 4 :37-43″

“Thareja P, (2008), ‘A Total Quality Organisation Through People: (Part 13), Competent Intrapreneurship, Jan/Feb, Vol XX, No 1 :xx-xx″ (Communicated)

- Posted on December 10th, 2007 in Foundry, Management | 3,048 Views | Comments (0)

Our (Indian) Higher Education is in crisis.

Do we agree?

British Aerospace recently threatened to establish its own university in the UK because it couldn’r find enough engineering graduates who were up to its standards.

So are coments from Infosys and many others…

Economic growth has increased the returns to education dramatically enough to set off a mad scramble to acquire education. Even the poorest rural households have internalized the imperative of acquiring education to survive in the new knowledge-based economy.
What the public doesn’t understand is that colleges help society as a whole, and that more people benefit than the graduates themselves.

Oh! where is the crisis?
href=””>“The public doesn’t see higher education in crisis., Some of us may see that, but the public isn’t convinced of that, and even if they were, the public isn’t ready to take on yet one more crisis,” with Iraq and other issues already center stage, Ikenberry said. “The public may well be in crisis overload.”

But getting this education is, unfortunately, not always easy.
Public education is supposedly universally available but it is largely dysfunctional—teachers often don’t turn up to class, and when they do, they impart little of value to students.

Who else is in crisis?
Ethiopian Higher Education in Crisis1
Education in Malysia: Higher Education in Crisis , Even Education in Australia: Declining Quality? at this blog

American higher education in crisis and if so, what kind? What should we, as its leaders and representatives, be doing about it? …

Are we still loosing base?
Can the teachers do something?
Does the onus lie on Society?
Are students themselves partly responsible?

What can we do to abate/ rectify?

- Posted on December 8th, 2007 in Pages, General, Education | 5,554 Views | Comments (0)

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The People must always work in a team is constantly reiterated. However until each link of the chain is strong enough, prosperity in the system can not be achieved to its fullest designed state. Unfortunately all People are not trained to perform to their highest efficiency

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- Posted on December 8th, 2007 in Pages, Quality, Technical, Foundry, Engineering, Publications | 36,949 Views | Comments (0)