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pratham parekh

Master - Student, Central University of Gujarat

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how much feasible it is to mix management with social welfare ?

management and social welfare is different areas, in today's world, welfare providers has started taking management approach which i feel creates more problems in society, for instance strategies of cost cutting or idea of competition actually creates for welfare which meant to serve society


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    Jul 17 2012: It is not just feasible it is almost required n corporations. The executive decide almost all matters of compensation and thus they manage and decide the organization of work and reward so they determine a company's stance in the wordl.

    Some companies operate to maximize the well being of their employees to create healthier happier staff and families and others reduce costs by evicerating their health programs. It all effects the company, their staff and their families and the wider community by example and through imitaiton.
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      Jul 18 2012: organizations can't give up their capitalist ideology, serving for well being of their employee is considered as business strategy which can increase goodwill or help in employee retention, obviously corporations are not social workers. they claim to serve but they serve to earn, in this case idea of welfare in gets diluted under influence of management fundamentals. the hidden contradictions within management also contradicts the claims of welfare
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        Jul 18 2012: Dear Pratham,
        If it were exactly as you have stated, how can it be so changeable in different eras?
        Who expects a company to act in a noncapitalist fashion? During other eras when companies were more paternalistic they did so for reasons that were compelling to them and just because they.are not available to articulate those reasons does not mean that they are irrelevant. Take note that those same persons often bulit the mamoth organizations that endure today and that they earned huge profits in doing so. Their workers were highly productive and somehow those companies had employees who utterly believed in them. As we have noted on another TED question the power of human belief is a key ingredient in most endeavours.
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          Jul 18 2012: i feel each word of your reply is true rather i accept it is true , but my concern is with contradictions which arises due to union of management and welfare , welfare is something to be done without any expectation of returns while management is highly target oriented, it aims more efficiency and effectiveness at lesser cost, corporate giants are truly managing the world but it becomes confusing to me when they starts directing life on this earth. we are strategically forced to accept or believe what is 'provided'. my confusion is not for this key ingredient of belief but its about dilution of this ingredient
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        Jul 18 2012: Dear Pratham, I hope I have understood your basic thrust here but I am not sure and would be happy to adjust to be more relevant. If corporate giants are truly managing the world it is primarily because people have been convinced to believe in them or have allowed this situation to their own detriment. This often occurs when people trade in short term gain (employment which is required for life) for long term gains (such as working for a greater good)/ The problem remains that most people have to take care of others like children and it appears to be 'righter" to do ones duty to the few than to do our duty to the family of mankind (after all- no one says good job if we let our families starve in the pursuit of a loftry goal). . We need to be more vigilant about just who has access to and who has control over our thoughts. Is your concern about how belief in corporate welfare is diluted to todays level of ineffectiveness?

        If so, it is evident that this chasing of the penny in savings is rewarded in corporate settings by CEFs and CEOs with short term vision. A savings on the bottom line of this year's financial statment is often applauded by people who are willing to trade in long term success for immediate gain. This is termed lack of delayed gratification in individual human terms and these terms eventually are evident in larger human organizations and even countries when the effect is strong enough to be cumulative. We are now in the era when lack of delayed gratification is evicerating our companies and thus the lives lived in nations. Unless and until we all realize that working persons and cultures disposability is not just ethically bereft but financially quite stupid (and it is coming quickly when we see TED talks like the one by those recruiters which make it plain that businesses are in chaos because they cannot retain employees who want to work there - please read employees who believe in their mission.
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          Jul 18 2012: corporate welfare is different domain for me, I am concern with social welfare which is mainly undertaken by state. now a days state has started adopting management fundamentals, citizens are not employee of state. Coming to corporate scene(because i believe corporate are essential part of society and state ), people are not convinced but they trapped to provide legitimacy to these giants which allows them to feel happy through materialistic gains. , why company gives me 25 dollars ? because it earns 100 dollars through me !! we have now accepted this because we are 'provided' with various benefits so that we don't think in other direction and get obliged by this benefits.Employee attrition is one of the outcome, which shows that people are loosing faith in fake commitment of well being provided by their employers. Again, corporations has created global scenario that whatever they give as welfare should be accepted, they give because they need , this is called business not welfare, belief of employee in long term goals of company is really good thing but it is always doubtful to me whether company is interested in long term well being (in terms of non monitory things) without expecting any in return?

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