The Effective Execution course at IFIM B-School aims at enhancing students’ experience to address the challenges of collaboration, conflict resolution and timely and cost-effective execution of critical activities to achieve specific objectives/ milestones in institution building activities. The theoretical underpinning for the following course is based on established management principles of ‘bounded rationality’ & ‘satisficing’.
Every first year PGDM student compulsorily be a part of one student committee or the other, and all committees have a faculty mentor attached to it, who act as a facilitator. As a part of a committee, the student is empowered to take a lead or a collaborative role to envision the committee’s developmental goals, strategic goals, and streamline routine activities.
Students by playing the active role of a manager, leader, or entrepreneur learn different skills sets of working in teams, understand influencing without power in organizations, conflict management and decision making while achieving institutional goals.
Different management workshops and behavioural intervention activities instils one of the most prized skills in the corporate world amongst the students – Ability to Execute
1. Broad Objectives
- Action-learning and stakeholder participation in institutional activities to identify effective solutions
- Learn to deal with ambiguity in workplace and propose satisficing solutions to achieve institutional objectives
- Identify and achieve institutional goals by undertaking routine tasks and pursuing strategic, and developmental goals respectively
- Understand implementation feasibility and art of influencing without power
- Create an opportunity for students to gain exposure to organizational realties: challenges of collaboration, conflict resolution, team dynamics, and decision making
- Goal setting, resource planning, measurement and reporting of outcomes (objective vs. achievement)
- Create an effective yearly transition plan for each committee -involving annual report and knowledge transfer from existing team to new team
2. Role of Committees
- All decisions of a committee in furtherance of its basic objectives and goals are taken jointly by students and faculty mentor. Committees reach consensus to generate unity of purpose and foster team spirit..
- Each committee frames its own rules and procedures of functioning depending on goals:
- Routine Goals – Seamless performance of the current activities, through collaboration, backups, and teamwork.
- Strategic Goals – Goals for growth and improvement with defined measurable targets and focus on what committee does, for whom and what should be articulation of measurable goals
- Developmental Goals – These are related to attainment of new institutional goals
where there is limited experience, these goals are entrepreneurial and exploratory in nature.
Faculty members will facilitate the work of each committee. They will conduct regular meetings and agenda, preparation for meetings, minutes, etc. will be the record of the committees’ work.