The tension between Indianness and the ways of the corporate world has often been commented upon and studied by both practitioners and scholars. In my recent book “Indian Managers and Organisations: Boons and Burdens”, I have explored this tension both through empirical data and insights from several scholars. The focus has been on understanding how Indian managers feel, think and act, and how their Indianness impacts organisational processes such as decision making, conflict resolution, authority relations, peer dynamics, team work etc. The data used in the book has been gathered through the EUM framework (Existential Universe Mapper). This framework has been developed by me and has been deployed by me and many of my other colleagues, in more than 100 organizations covering more than 5000 people.
MMA Business Mandate – Feb 2019 issue
By Ashok Malhotra