Chanakya Aanvikshiki

THEORY OF MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES

Human resource departments of modern corporations are focused on how to ‘motivate’ the employees or how to egg them on to perform better and increase productivity. Kautilya uses motivational techniques in various departments of the State. Many of the methods can today be applied in the corporate world for handling employees. Using his deep understanding …

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SELECTING THE RIGHT MANAGERS

(This weekly column will explore the relevance and application of Principles and Strategies discussed in the 3rd Century BC treatise, Kautilya’s Arthashastra, in Today’s Corporate World) An executive manager plays a very key role in the successful functioning of a company. His selection and appointment is a very important aspect for the growth of any …

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BUDGETING TO BUILD FINANCIAL MUSCLE

(This weekly column will explore the relevance and application of Principles and Strategies discussed in the 3rd Century BC treatise, Kautilya’s Arthashastra, in Today’s Corporate World) The term ‘budget’ signifies estimation and organisation of revenue and expenditure of an organization or state. A strong financial foundation is necessary for an organization or state to be …

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WAGE SYSTEM: A BALANCED APPROACH

(This weekly column will explore the relevance and application of Principles and Strategies discussed in the 3rd Century BC treatise, Kautilya’s Arthashastra, in Today’s Corporate World) For Kautilya, the subjects and their welfare was more important than kingship. Every idea in the Arthashastra is directed towards this end. Thus every CEO has to take into …

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ROAD TO WEALTH GOES BY THE COUTRYSIDE

(This weekly column will explore the relevance and application of Principles and Strategies discussed in the 3rd Century BC treatise, Kautilya’s Arthashastra, in Today’s Corporate World) Go rural, is the theme of every big corporation today. While FMCG companies eagerly wait the post-monsoon rural demand to boost their sales, bank, which now sell myriad financial …

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Chanakya Thoughts: Five steps of right-thinking

Chanakya had taught his students the process of ‘right thinking’, called ‘Aanvikshiki’, a method of philosophical thinking leading to strategic thinking. Instead of teaching our children, ‘What to think’, we should teach them, ‘How to think,” said our Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech describing the vision of the National educational policy 2020.It is …

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