Dr. Krishnan Umachandran

Organization Development

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Title of the Project - Impact of Unionised Workplace on High Performance Work system (HPWS) - Statement of the Problem - The Japanese concepts of Teams vis-à-vis the American Orientation of Individualism has been taken conveniently in organizations to bridge over individuals as well as over team. Self Managed work teams are empowered teams which take over the responsibilities from the supervisors to collectively exert control over their work space. Thus the work based relationships lead to a LEAN-MEAN organization structure and setting. This approach suits well for an organization in an aggressive market space. Now-a-days, organizations are putting lesser emphasis on the hierarchical structures and thus moving towards a more equalitarian social system. The Superior, Subordinate and Peers are having a varied relationship through formal / informal, expressed / evolved styles at work. Objectives of the Study - The Researcher intends to study the following through case evaluations in an HPWS environment. 1. To identify the factors which affect the variables to enhance better productivity at workplace. 2. To study the expressed/ latent needs of the Union in creating a facilitating environment for achieving Management Objectives. 3. To study the Role adaptability of Managers in High performing Teams. 4. To study the factors which impact Employees to perform better in HPWS. Research design - The Researcher has selected “Ex-post facto” research design (he has no control over the variables studied and can only report what has happened or what is happening) with structured Data Collection through Questionnaire method. The reliability to the study will be reinforced through sample Observation and Interview techniques. Organizations Approached for Research - The following Manufacturing Organizations in India, have been approached for permitting Research 1. Nelcast – Leading Cast Iron & SG Iron foundry. 2. NIPPO Batteries – Manufactures Zinc Carbon/Manganese Batteries

Krishnan Umachandran (2014), Novel HR Practices towards Retention, Research Gate
Abstract: Human Resources are not an expense it's an investment, their behavior affects bottom line as they move to grow-up costs and alternatives within considerable duration of time. To maintain that relationship through and forge for a stronger bond with the employee, it requires to be agile in all forms of resource utilization. Learn how to handle the economic slow down by having a deeper understanding of the Job-Market place is a skill and tanned by experience. Workplace Behavior and modifying on Advertisement and communication campaigns attracts potential employees.
URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263974062_Novel_HR_Practices_towards_Retention
Krishnan Umachandran (2007), Handholding Planted Leadership movement (HPLM), Research Gate, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1737.4168
Abstract: EXPERTS TRANSITION CULTURING requires the MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM of the Organization to identify, bring out, nurture, Season and Develop the available INTERNAL LEADERSHIP MATERIAL.
URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261761237_Handholding_Planted_Leadership_movement_%28HPLM%29
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1737.4168

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Economic Policy
Education Policy
Governance PRIMARY
International Relations SECONDARY
Science and Technology Policy

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