Our organizations, in which we work or we own, are our workplaces and we spent our most of the productive time there. But, even after committing a big part of our life to our companies, institutions, associations, corporations, and organizations, we know a little about these places. Few people in most of the organizations can understand the purpose of their entity or the objective of their work. In the case of understanding the values, culture or defining the customers of the organization the number is even less. It is clear that these people feel less connected or even disconnected from the organizations.
Same is true for a large percentage of humanity, which does not know the objective of their life or work. Many people feel that their destinies are being controlled by other people, and they can do nothing about it. People complain about their life, without knowing what they want, from life or work. They have difficulty in getting clarity in any area of their life.
In this course, we will try to bring that clarity into the minds of the managers of the organizations, and normal people, to get hold of their lives. We will use the basic fundamental model designed by Peter Drucker, a late management guru, who asked the fundamental five questions for the NGOs and nonprofit organizations. These questions are holistic and touch upon every area of the organization and a person’s life. Answering these questions is not simple, even though the questions look easy. They dig deep to the foundations of our basic assumptions and present actions. You need to be ready to answer a lot of questions in this course. But after completing this course, and when many questions are answered, you would start to see things differently, and would get more control over your life, and your actions.
We have also attached workbooks, to help you extract more value out of the course. You can either take the printout of these workbooks, or answer the question digitally. You will also find some of the posters attached with the course, which you can utilize to remember the concepts and major points.
I know that you are excited about this course, I am too. So, let’s not wait any further and dive straight into the course.
Objectives of the Course
- To introduce the concept of Drucker’s five questions.
- To provide tools to understand and redesign your organization.
- To guide you to ‘Understand Thyself’
Who would need this course?
People for whom this course is designed and developed.
- Anyone who wants to review their organization from the fundamental perspectives, with an objective to identify the weak areas and to strengthen organization’s position in the market.
- Individuals who want to bring clarity in their lives with a guided thinking process.
- Learners who want to enhance their knowledge about Drucker’s five questions.
- People who want to exercise their minds with serious rounds of questions.
What can you expect after completing this course?
- Getting clarity about the present status of your organization, in terms of its fundamentals, and the ways to improve or transform it.
- Your skills of answering the general questions will enhance appreciatively, as you will be answering a lot of questions in this course.
- You will understand yourself better, and would know the path to your success.
- The deep introspection process during the course would open your mind to look at the hidden, misunderstood and false areas of your organization and your life.
What is expected from the learners?
- The learners have the freedom to take the course as they want, but it would be beneficial that they follow the flow of the course. Once the course is complete, they can choose any topic to reinforce the concepts by listening to specific lectures again.
- It would be important to complete the course, as all the topics and ideas are synergistically connected to each other.
- We expect learners to do all the exercises and follow the instructions as specified in each lecture, which would allow them to strengthen their concepts.
- This course is to build the fundamentals of self-analysis. The learners should not stop there, instead they should look for the resources and books to enhance their knowledge about self-analysis and to dig deeper to get more understanding about your organization and self.
Basic qualification required for the course
- There is no minimum qualification for this course, anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of their organization and introspect about themselves, can take this course.
- The medium of instruction is English, therefore you need to understand English, to get the value out of this course.
- You need to be committed enough to complete the course, and do its exercises with complete sincerity.
How to take the course?
- To get the maximum value out of this course, you need to start from the beginning, and move step by step forward. Follow the course with its flow. This is important, as to understand a topic, we need to get clarity about its previous topics.
- It is required that you follow the instructions as specified in each section. In some of the places it is asked to pause the video for an activity, while at other places you would be asked to refer the documents provided with the course. Following the instructions would help you to become a better learner in the course.
- It is suggested that even if we have some brief understanding about a specific portion, it would be beneficial that we complete those topics in the course. It would act like the good revision for the subject, and act as an opportunity to build a momentum for completing the course.
After understanding a specific portion of the course, you need to utilize the momentum to learn the topic from other resources and books.
Index and flow of the course
How the course is structured and its flow:
we will introduce you to Peter Drucker, and his contribution to the world of business and management. We will then jump to the five fundamental questions as specified by Drucker for self-analysis of the organizations. These questions would be introduced, and then discussed one by one in details.
We will also look at the sub questions, which could be attached to each fundamental question for in-depth analysis. Mr. Drucker had defined these questions for NGOs and nonprofit organizations. In this course, we would utilize the power of these fundamental questions to analyze the for-profit organizations and even for self-analysis. The last section is dedicated to self-analysis using the poweful set of questions.
We have attached workbooks to the course, with exercises and questions to be answered. It would be better that you take the printout of these workbooks for doing the exercises, or you can digitally answer them on your devices.
the documents attached to this course are:
- Two Workbooks
- Posters on various important concepts