All entries for Thursday 31 March 2011
March 31, 2011
The leadership PMA gave me an opportunity to maximize my learning about leadership. We were asked to assume the personality of the CEO and the Director. I assumed their role according two real life personalities. I assumed that the personality of the CEO was my father's personality and the personalty of the Director was mine. It was done as after completing my degree I'll go back home and work with my father in our family business, in which my father has the role of the CEO and I'll most probably take the role of managing HR (along with some other things). The leadership theories that I explored gave me very good understanding and I can implement the learning from these theories in real life. This is what I like about this course.......we have been given a free hand and we can explore knowledge according to our own liking, we can take risks in a safe environment and we have been given practical tasks that are very much similar to real life situations so that we can implement what we learn from them in the future.
To meet the standard of EFQM in relation to knowledge and asset management certain critera requirements have to be fulfilled. I found out that there are two criterias which are particularly about knowledge management and asset managemnt and also there are some partial links of both these aspects with some other criterias. The criteria 4c is particularly about asset management but asset management has some partial links with the criteria 4a too. Similarly criteria 4e is about knowledge management but it has some links with the criteria 4d (as development of IT is a part of this criteria). Also, I found out that the requirements of these criterias can be broken down into key points to make things easy.
Overall this project has given me a better understanding about how to fulfill the requirements of EFQM model. By practically looking at ways to make Waveriders meet the standard of EFQM, I have got a first hand knowledge about ways in which an organization can try to meet the standard of EFQM. If I implement EFQM for my own organization in the future (not totally sure about that....but there is some probability) the understanding from this exercise will be of great benefit to me.