Professor Saikat Sen conducted a two-day training programme, titled ‘Aligning Organizational and Individual Values’, for senior managers of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. at HPCL Management Development Institute (HPCLMDI), Nigdi, Pune, on March 8 and 9, 2016.
In current times, there is a general agreement among progressive thinkers in business and management that values are the foundation of long-term effectiveness of any organization. Business values are the core principles or standards that guide the way any organization can carry out business. While business plans and strategies may change, the core ethical values of a business should remain unshakeable and constant. However, there is not much systematic thinking on the applied aspects of values or, in other words, how to realize these values in day-to-day functioning of the individual and in collectivity.
The workshop ‘Aligning Organizational and Individual Values’ examined value application in the corporate context, based on the insights of an integral yogic psychology. The integral approach views value education and application as a process of psychological harvesting by which the seed of values is implanted and cultivated into the soil of consciousness.
For an integral realization of values in corporate life, various methods are applied for internalizing the values in the consciousness of the individual as well as organizing them in the outer collective life. Some of the technique and methodologies used at the Workshop include the following:
1. Audio-visual presentations
2. Questionnaire-based discussion
3. Real life case discussion, analysis and presentation
4. Video-case discussion
5. Learning through music
6. Learning through movies
The objective of the programme was to enable participants to identify, interpret and describe the behavioural requirements for ‘value actualization’ in the organization in the present scenario of increasing competition. The training programme also enabled participants to identify and align their personal values and behaviour with those of their organization HPCL for growth and rejuvenation for themselves and the organization. They also analysed gaps and identified steps to minimize them. There was proactive participation by all in the training programme which resulted in a grand success.
“It was a very good experience. … The programme was exactly aligned to the theme. All the topics were covered in depth.”
—Mr Kuldeep Kumar
“It was an excellent experience and the programme was aligned to the title of the workshop. “
—Mr Prateek Phulari
“Very insightful and eye-opening … It opened up a whole new world of introspection.”
—Mr Abhishek K. Vasu
“The programme was well-designed with lot of case studies and audiovisuals.”
—Mr Divyam Tiwari
“It enabled me to explore individual and organizational values and learn how to cultivate values.