It was the final day of the Agile Processes And Project Management training carried out at PPSL. As recommended for agile teams, I introduced couple of tools to improve the team performance. One was to use a web based content management system (like Drupal, Wiki) to establish communication needs and maintain software models created and documentation of projects only to a sufficient degree.
One of my friends who is working in a big company in Sri Lanka called me today and explained a most unwanted experience:
"My boss wants everything to happen through him. He asks me not to pursue new initiatives of my own, not to interact with people in other divisions unless such collaborations or communications are authorized by him.
Mission, vision and core values are part of the directional strategies of an organization. They set boundaries to the operations and assist an organization in doing its work.
Though the origin could not be located correctly, the characteristics below seem to have appeared in CLSA Emerging Markets 2001 and gained more popularity after their appearance in what is known as the King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2002:
A person’s decision on what is good and what is bad is contextual. And hence, among other factors, the reactions and dynamics of people in a workplace are much determined by the organizational culture. Culture sets a base for the people to reason and guides them in determining what their reactions should be for various forces external to the individual. Thus, growing the concept of egoless working in an organizational culture may prove to be fundamental as a technique in boosting the performance of individuals and the organization in general.