DR MRITYUNJAY ATHREYA
Dr Mrityunjay Athreya has been a founder and pioneer of the Indian Management movement. He chose this life mission early, as a prime need of post-Independence India, for rapid economic and social growth. In recognition of his contribution to management, t
on the need to ‘optimize’ between multiple objectives.
You have straddled the management world across continents and have gathered insights into its various facets. How strong is culture vis-a-vis an organization’s well-being?
Culture is the, relatively, most important of the three factors that are needed for the effectiveness of an organization, including its well-being. The other two factors are organizational structure and organizational processes. In the early decades of management education, training and consulting, the focus was almost exclusively on ‘structure’. It was a mechanistic concept, typified by an hierarchical chart. Unsatisfactory experiences such as low productivity, poor quality, absenteeism, and low engagement of workers on the one hand, and research by behavioural scientists, on the other hand, brought out