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How's the book "Management In India" different from so many others on the subject of "Management" ?

Chintan Sanghavi
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Hi Rahul,

Well, there are so many books, concepts and theories floating around the word "Management".
What do you feel, that makes this book different than the others ?

Looking at the contents, it seems that it's specific to IT.
So, would you please give a short message that how a "coder" or "programmer" can climb the management ladder faster ?
Rahul Goyal rg
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Chintan Sanghavi wrote:Hi Rahul,

Well, there are so many books, concepts and theories floating around the word "Management".
What do you feel, that makes this book different than the others ?

Looking at the contents, it seems that it's specific to IT.
So, would you please give a short message that how a "coder" or "programmer" can climb the management ladder faster ?


Hi Chintan,

Agree with you about the number of books & theories on Management, there are quite a few out there and i'm sure there's a good reason for these books to be around.
This one is focused on folks in IT industry, on new or soon to be managers in the hope that the readers will find a connect with the theories and fundamentals. Perhaps that's what makes it a little different.

A simple message for aspiring managers: It's a journey! Prepare yourself for it. Continue investing into skills building that help you get there and take initiative to sign up for work that help you build those skills. For example, if you are programmer you may join an initiative around agile adoption in the organization.

If you don't enjoy this kind of work...introspect. The Chapter 3 : Skills, Traits & competencies may be an interesting read in this context.

Thanks
Rahul







Chintan Sanghavi
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Thanks Rahul for a wonderful reply.

Just had a further query, I guess perhaps you are the right person to answer :

How do you feel about some sort of "Executive Management" kind of courses conducted by top B-schools in India ?

How much are those courses effective (in terms of those traits you just mentioned in the book), after having substantial years of experience ?
OR do you feel that the theory of - "experience teaches everything" is correct which is typically followed by most of the managers in India, who basically started
their journey from a technical/developer background ?

Rahul Goyal rg
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Joined: Aug 06, 2012
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Chintan Sanghavi wrote:Thanks Rahul for a wonderful reply.

Just had a further query, I guess perhaps you are the right person to answer :

How do you feel about some sort of "Executive Management" kind of courses conducted by top B-schools in India ?

How much are those courses effective (in terms of those traits you just mentioned in the book), after having substantial years of experience ?
OR do you feel that the theory of - "experience teaches everything" is correct which is typically followed by most of the managers in India, who basically started
their journey from a technical/developer background ?



Hi Chintan,

I think there is great value in understanding the management frameworks and years of research that a B-school teaches. The case studies are particularly interesting.
Personal experiences are fairly limited and any way to expand the management understanding (via education, books, mentoring etc) would be beneficial.

Thanks
Rahul


 
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