Prem Chadha



Macmillian India Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9781403931955

ISBN-10 140393195X


Number of Pages 536 Pages
Language (English)


One of the basic managerial functions is to maintain organisation?s internal order, and to sustain orderliness at the workplace so as to seize all opportunities towards meeting legitimate aspirations of a young India. This book addresses an urgent question: what is it that organisations can do to fight disorder ? epidemic as well as endemic? Complexity of the contemporary workplace makes it an intriguing maze, with ambiguous goalposts and restricted visibility of the mercurial future. This game requires newer skills, inadequacy of which leads ambitious young people to take short-cuts resulting in delinquency. Keeping this in mind, this book focuses on the state of organisational spaces within the larger societal context, whose demands and force fields these organisations must reckon with. It views a world of order engulfed by a vast world of disorder stemming from powerful external influences, much beyond the organisation?s reach. This book studies closely the working of a range of enterprises to show that there is need for increased order, motivational discipline, harmony and productivity in organisations. Causes of disorder, indiscipline, disharmony and low productivity are not situated wholly within the workplace; nor can the remedies be applied within this limited space. The paradigm, which defined workplace orderliness yesterday, might itself have become the cause of disorderliness today, and could get worse tomorrow. Developing order and harmony amidst a diverse global workplace, in an era when diversity is almost a mantra, calls for inspiration from the very basics of human nature, values and ethics. This book thus attempts to revisit the emerging role of human resources function. Salient features ? It analyses social ramifications of the emerging scenario that fashion the attitudes of working people in terms of their aspirations, means to realise these aspirations and ethical dimensions of these means. ? It seeks to understand the two worlds that we