In discussion with Dr U Chatterjee of Unilever the other day, he stressed the importance of Organisational Alignment for any Improvement initiaqive like TQM, TPM, Six Sigma and so on. That’s when I realized there are very few books published on Alignment. Raghu’s work, which has now been updated into a second edition and released recently is probably the best book on the topic and is a result of a lifetime’s work.
|Totally Aligned Organisation
Aligning The Human Spirit to Organisational Endeavour
BY : Raghu Ananthanarayanan
The Central mission of this book is to explore ways by which we can ensure a hundred percent deployment of human potential in organizations. This can be the only goal for organization culture that will support initiatives like “Zero defect”, “Zero waste”, Lean JIT, TPM & TQM. The author uses seminal ideas from the Indian tradition: Alignment of thought, feeling and action at a personal level and at a collective level. This fresh and original approach to organization building is illustrated through detailed case studies. The book offers many mental maps which have come out of the consulting practice of the author and is therefore both practical and powerful. This book advances a path breaking approach to culture building – A must for any manager serious about the human dimension of organizations.
Raghu Ananthanarayanan is a postgraduate in Engineering from IIT Madras. After working in manufacturing and product design for a few years, he worked on long term assignments on designing manufacturing systems for various organizations. He became very interested in the cultural aspects of organizations since change of systems invariably meant a change in the hearts and minds of people-the creators and sustainers of change. He went into a deep study of human processes and qualified to become a process worker. He simultaneously undertook an intensive study of yoga and related texts to discover the uniqueness of Indian genius. He has published a well-received book on yoga. He is retained as a consultant with many leading organizations in India and abroad.
I have found the concepts of Totally Aligned Organisation (TAO) Comprehensive and practical for creating effective teams and a vibrant organization. Implementation of the insights offered in the book would lead to overall organizational excellence based on deeper understanding of human processes. It provides idea on how to lead and build commitment thro dialogue and value based design of the organization.”
Handa, Claris Life Sciences
Chemicals & Drugs
“The inputs on Alignment and Productivity that Raghu brought in helped us turnaround the organization and create a sound foundation for growth”.