The Objective of the Organization and effect of availibility of resources

My this piece of writing is provoked by the article by Shri Jagdish Bhagwati – “The ‘real’ truth behind Yunus’s Grameen Story” – in ToI, Delhi, 27th March’11.
One very pertinent observation in the article is about success of an NGO, in spite of full control of some kind of statutory regulatory mechanism. The second is about success without any ‘foreign’ aid.
My personal opinion, obviously not that of one who has detailed knowledge of inside working of any NGO, is that unless an NGO is under the control of persons ‘truly dedicated’ to the cause [ alternative hypothesis – run by (so called) professionals], the NGO commences to lose its original direction of purpose sooner in its life time.
In any case, when the organization has rather abundance of resources to achieve its objectivesyaa, the organizations have been observed to lose its long-term competitive survival efficiency and effectiveness.
Extravagant [non-value] operating styles, practices bordering to unethical standards, persona-dominated decision-making practices etc. – all the non-desirables for a long-term (original)-purpose-driven, whether Government or Private Commercial or Non-Profit NGO, set in, leading to the ultimate ruin of the original organization. And, along with that the original philanthropic or business purpose.
What is left out to the society is – both financially and spiritually – corrupt hollow shell, which you are neither not able to throw out nor able to live with.
Without any aspersion to individuals or the organizations or the circumstances, some examples, relevant to the core of my present opinion, come up to mind are: Naranda Bachao Andolan, Sadvichar Parivar, Osho Movement.
Whilst on the subject, one more area which comes up in my continuing thought process is the pitched battles of environmental concerns versus local-natural-resource-based-industrialization. Certainly, both sides have, mostly and many times, valid points of views. It is also becomes a matter of Hobson’s choice – industry can come there only because that is where the natural resource is and if it does, environmental balance as well as very livelihood of the local human and natural populace is going to be adversely affected.
Fortunately, Shri Jayram Ramesh,the present Union Minister in charge of the Ministry concerned with these aspects has all credentials to put The Right Practice of Evaluation in place, for the present as well as for the posterity.
I wish the current generation will be able to write a chapter in the history of industrialization of India which will stand the scrutiny of the future standards.

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Author: ASHOK M VAISHNAV

In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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