HSoftware (Knowledge and Information Base: Second Element of HSoftware)

Knowledge and information base include rational, emotional and spiritual knowledge and information base related to that knowledge. Here, spiritual knowledge has no relationship with rituals connected with organized religions and gods.

After the value structure, knowledge base or information base of an individual is the next important factor to become more effective. Though they say that ignorance is bliss, the ignorance, at times, may kill people. Suppose a particular person did not know anything about his heart condition, he might indulge in eating and doing things which would be fatal. But the moment he had an electro cardiogram and learnt that he had a heart condition, he would start taking adequate precautions and medication. He would have now improved his chances of leading a longer and healthier life. He would have become more effective.

In a few of the countries in the world, many of the men in anticipation of becoming father start taking up lessons on pregnancy, child birth and child care. It definitely makes them better and more effective husbands and fathers. Their perception towards their wives and children is now far more correct.

We can give some more examples of impact of knowledge on improving the effectiveness, For example, knowledge of sexual aspects of married life makes a happier marriage.

Knowledge of English language among Indians made them a better choice for outsourcing business by English speaking countries, particularly in information technology related areas.

We know of a person who started as a lowly paid clerk in an organization. He was very ambitious but just did not know how to go about fulfilling his ambitions until he consulted with his boss. His open minded great boss filled him with a very important piece of knowledge. The boss said, “If you wish to scale the heights of the hierarchical mountain in a corporate company you must have the right kind of professional qualifications in addition to smart and hard work. You are just a high school pass right now and that’s not adequate to fulfill your ambitions.” That vital piece of knowledge changed the life of this person. He tightened his belt, went on acquiring a good number of formal professional qualifications, worked smart and hard and ultimately retired as a managing director and chairman of a large company.

If one has better knowledge about his profession and its competency and skills requirements, he is better equipped to take further steps to do better in his personal, family, professional and social life.

We can quote many similar cases where a conceptual clarity dawned on the persons via acquisition of deeper knowledge of those concepts. Then they put that knowledge into practice by using their will power to perform (the fourth fundamental element of HSoftware). And they struck gold for themselves.

In one of our workshops on time management for senior level executives, we concluded our workshop with a question for the participants of the workshop that read as: “What couple of things could you do (which you are not doing now or are not doing them seriously) that if you did them persistently, would make a tremendous difference in your personal and professional life?”

A few months later one of the participants of this seminar on time management who was a general manager (manufacturing) in a large company met us and reported, “I was not very happy with what I was doing all along. The shop floor job never suited me. Yet I continued with it. With my intelligence and hard work, it was not difficult for me to succeed even in that kind of shop floor oriented production job that I really detested badly. I got promotions pretty fast but frankly I wasn’t just cut out for it intellectually. Something was seriously missing. Outwardly everything looked fine to me and to others because I was a fast promoted person to the extent that I am one of the youngest general managers in the company. But inwardly, I knew that I was not comfortable.”

He paused and continued again, “And then, I heard your talk on time management and particularly the question you gave us to answer towards the conclusion of the seminar. It haunted me for a few days. I started looking at it and understanding it with lots of seriousness. I started finding its answer and one day it occurred to me that I should switch over to a job that is closer to my heart and mind. I asked myself- what is that? The answer was staring at me; I needed a job which would use my analytical, systems and management skills. Also the job should provide me with better career progression. What was it? I went on playing with many answers and finally zeroed in on ERP (enterprise resource planning) as my new area of action. Once I was clear about it, I hurried up and took a three months evening course on ERP and on one specific ERP package in one of the most reputed institutes. It was an expensive program and yet, I was happy investing the amount. Luckily, my existing company is already going ahead implementing ERP and knowing that I am a qualified ERP professional offered me to head the new ERP department. I have already accepted the offer and started the ERP implementation work in the company. I am really enjoying every minute of my time now. I feel as if it is the start of a new life for me, full of rewards that I like. I sincerely wish to thank you. You and your time management program changed my life. Thanks.”

In our consulting and counseling sessions with the individuals and people in groups, we urge them to introspect and dig into their own knowledge of themselves to find out their hidden potentials that remained untapped as yet. This piece of counseling and consultations is like breaking news to them. They try to search for these hidden and deeply buried talents and finally scoop out some of their untapped hidden skills. And some of them having the will power to use these skills, start using them for some constructive projects in their lives. We always caution them by saying that either use your hidden talents or be prepared to loose them.

We remember one incident of how at times ignorance can create antagonism towards the people who hold the correct knowledge. This incident relates to an overly anxious parent of his seriously ailing child. The child was admitted in the intensive care unit of the hospital that we visited that day to meet one of our acquaintances who was also admitted there for treatment. The child had very high fever and he was being administered by nurses the usual procedure of sponging of the entire body of the patient by cool salt water to bring down the temperature of the body to a safe limit.

The child’s father who had never earlier experienced this sponging procedure and was not even aware of it was aghast to see his seriously sick child being further tortured by the medical staff by applying the cold water dabs all over his already very hot body. He started shouting at the nurses for their callous behavior and ordered them to stop the treatment. He was ready to shift the child to some other hospital where the child won’t have to go through that ordeal.

Now did you see what happens when one has lack of knowledge?

Keeping an open mind is the best way to learn and thus gain more knowledge. One can learn from everywhere- from others, from wife and children, from mother and father, from brothers and sisters, from bosses, colleagues and subordinates, from what is happening around and from authentic literature.

Knowledge is of three types: the rational knowledge (IQ), the emotional knowledge (the emotional intelligence- EQ) and the spiritual knowledge (SQ- nothing to do with organized religions and gods). We dealt with some aspects of rational knowledge in the examples given in earlier paragraphs. Now let us see what the other two types of knowledge mean and what their impact on human effectiveness is.

Let us consider this scenario. You come back home from office and you ask your wife as an everyday ritual, “Darling, how are you?” Every day she says, “I am good” and she means it. Today also she says, “I am good” but she does not mean it, the tone is not the same, there is some frustration in the voice. If you look at her face (which you normally don’t do after several years of marriage), there is some sadness on her face. All this, because early in the day, you rang her and cancelled the planned weekend outing since you had to attend an important meeting in the office on the weekend.

An emotionally un-intelligent husband cannot understand the slight difference in the two “I am good” expressions. And there he loses out some marks in the eyes of the wife. Yet, an emotionally intelligent husband anticipates wife’s disappointment and is prepared to woo her back. He gets extra marks from his wife and possibly, extra rewards. Who is more effective? (You may like to refer: http://emotional-quotient-intelligence.blogspot.com/) Obviously the person with better knowledge about emotions and feelings- better emotional intelligence is more effective.

The third type of intelligence i.e. the spiritual knowledge or spiritual intelligence fills you up with the third dimension of knowledge in addition to the other two dimensions of knowledge viz. rational knowledge and emotional knowledge described earlier.

It is believed that it is through spiritual quotient that we are in a position to solve the issues related with meaning and value in life.

Some examples of the issues related to meaning and value are the constant search of human beings for answers to the fundamental and ultimate questions like: Why was I born? What is the meaning of my life? Does my work give me the satisfaction I need? Do I relate to myself and to the other people well? What way I am contributing to my and others’ happiness? Should I go on even when I am tired or depressed? What makes it all worthwhile?

Answers to such questions lead us to happiness and spiritual intelligence (SQ) helps to answer these questions better than what rational intelligence (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) in their separate capacities are capable of.

All of us know many people who amassed money in their professional lives rolled their wealth to meaningful philanthropy in the later part of their lives mainly due to their subsequent acquisition of an updated HSoftware consisting of the spiritual knowledge.

Knowledge allows you to take the right directions to achieve your objectives and the correction or rework is eliminated or it is less. You don’t waste your efforts, time and other resources. Rational, emotional and spiritual knowledge make your “human software (the HSoftware)” more capable and bug-less or bug free.

Continuous updating of knowledge is the key to improved “human software” and therefore, to the effectiveness and success in all the spheres of life: personal, professional, family and social.

Related Posts (please read in the following order)

1. HSoftware (Human Beings: Hardware and Software): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/02/hsoftware/

2. HSoftware (Evey Human Being Is Unique): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/05/hsoftware-every-human-being-is-unique/

3. HSoftware (Why This Uniqueness?): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/07/hsoftware-why-this-uniqueness/

4. HSoftware (Uniqueness and Effectiveness): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/11/hsoftware-uniqueness-and-effectiveness/ 

5. HSoftware (Fundamental Constituents of HSoftware): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/19/hsoftware-fundamental-constituents-of-hsoftware/

6. HSoftware (More Correct HSoftware Gives Better Effectiveness) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/05/29/hsoftware-more-correct-hsoftware-gives-better-effectiveness/

7. HSoftware (Human Beliefs or Human Value Structure: First Element of HSoftware) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/09/hsoftware-human-beliefs-or-human-value-structure-first-element-of-hsoftware/

8. HSoftware (Knowledge and Information Base: Second Element of HSoftware)  http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/15/hsoftware-knowledge-and-information-base-second-element-of-hsoftware/

Get Your Copy of the Book “HSoftware”

Get your copy of the book titled “HSoftware (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)” or HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model) from Amazon online. If you are a kindleunlimited, KOLL or amazonprime subscriber, you can read free.

Books Suggested for Your Professional, Personal and Organizational Libraries (All the titles listed below are available as paperbacks and eBooks online from Amazon- you can read the ebooks absolutely free if you are kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscribers)

Management, Business, Self-help and Personality Development Books

  1. HSoftware (Human Software) (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)
  2. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Management Case Studies)
  3. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 2) (Management Case Studies)
  4. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  5. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers (Volume 2)
  6. Classic Team Building Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  7. 101 Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  8. Stress? No Way!! (Handbook on Stress Management)
  9. HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model)
  10. Competency Management (Competency Matrix and Competencies)
  11. Soft Skills You Can’t Do Without (Goal Setting, Time Management, Assertiveness and Anger Management)
  12. Essentials of Work Study (Method Study and Work Measurement)
  13. Essentials of Time Management (Taking Control of Your Life)
  14. Essentials of 5S Housekeeping
  15. Essentials of Quality Circles
  16. Essentials of Goal Setting
  17. Essentials of Anger Management
  18. Essentials of Assertive Behavior
  19. Essentials of Performance Management and Performance Appraisal
  20. Health Essentials (Health Is Wealth)
  21. Essentials of Effective Communication
  22. The Romance of Intimacy (How to Enhance Intimacy in a Relationship?)

Novels, Stories, Biographies and Travelogues

  1. The Peace Crusaders (Novel: how the peace crusaders established permanent peace on a war strewn planet?)
  2. Love Knows No Bounds (Novel: a refreshingly different love story. Also available with the title “Good People”)
  3. Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories
  4. Stories Children Will Love (Volume 1: Bhanu-Shanu-Kaju-Biju and Dholu Ram Gadbad Singh)
  5. My Father (Biography)
  6. Travelogue: Scandinavia, Russia
  7. Travelogue: Europe
  8. सीमाओं के परे: एक अलग प्रेम कहानी
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HSoftware (Human Beliefs or Human Value Structure: First Element of HSoftware)

Human beliefs or value structure is all about conviction for the basic or fundamental truths or values. Thinking, decisions and actions of an individual are directed by the degree of conviction for the values.

I remember a small incident narrated by one of our friends from India. He and his family were the members of National Film Achieve of India (NFAI). NFAI used to screen some wonderful world-class classic films to its members every Saturday. NFAI has a very decent auditorium for screening these films. Among other terms and conditions that were agreed between the members and NFAI, one of the important agreements was the housekeeping and upkeep of this tastefully done little auditorium. As a part of it the audience was to play its role in keeping the screening hall clean and neat and therefore one of the things strictly to be followed was: no eatables were allowed in the hall and no one could eat in the hall.

Our friend told that on one Saturday he reached his home pretty late and though he was very hungry, he could not eat his evening refreshments before heading toward the NFAI auditorium. He requested his wife to pack and carry some eats that he could eat later. Then he, his wife and his little daughter rushed to see the movie. The movie had already started and it was dark inside and somehow they settled in their seats in the hall.

Our friend being very hungry could not arrest his urge to eat the things packed by his wife and he wanted to take advantage of the darkness to start eating while sitting in the hall so that no one else could notice him doing so. But to his shock, as soon as he un-wrapped the eats, a small hand reached out to him and stopped him from doing so.

His daughter whispered, “Daddy, you cannot eat inside the hall.” And he was thus saved from flouting the agreement that he had made with NFAI. His daughter’s insistence of stopping him from breaking an agreement or promise was actually an act emanating from the vital principle or basic value called “integrity”. He could keep his “integrity” intact and he felt mighty happy with himself and more so with her daughter’s integrity.

Come to think of it, the values are not really too many. They are just about 10 or 12 fundamental principles of life which have stood the test over thousands of years of human existence. Some of these are: truthfulness, kindness, respect for everyone, generosity, integrity. While being truthful in every circumstance is the principle, people interpret it severally and act accordingly. As per their convenience, they tell lies or speak truth. As for being respectful is concerned, though the fundamental principle means respecting every one, many people choose to respect the ones in authority or the rich guys or the people older than them, or only men and not women or there is race bias or religion bias or language bias. It’s true.

These days many people argue that the sure-shot way to succeed in life is by telling lies or cheating or exploiting others etc and they quote many examples of very well known and so called famous (or is it notorious?) people who have climbed the ladder of prosperity, name and fame. So, as per them, this principle of truthfulness, not cheating any one etc is all bogus, it just can’t work in the modern-day life.

We ask these people whether they would like to teach their own children to tell lies, cheat others or kill others for achieving success in life. We ask them as to why then they were wasting their children’s life by teaching them to follow a principled path? Why should not they train their children in telling lies effectively or cheating effectively from right now on? Does anyone have courage to do so? Or would any one like to do it to their own children? Then the truth dawns on these people, they feel a bit jolted and in one voice, we hear a strong “no”.

Even one of the dreaded most terrorists of the world wrote in his will that he did not wish his children to follow his footsteps.

Both the paths, the principled path and the un-principled path may get you name, fame, money and so called success but the two paths are parallel, they don’t meet anywhere. Also, un-principled path may, many times or may be most of the times, lead you to utter degradation, shame, cowardice, insomnia, stress, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart condition, loss of legal employment, legal courts, jail, life imprisonment and death etc.

There have been several news items on television, news papers and other media, recently and in the past, about the falsification done by many highly respected and reputed organizations and people from industry, business, politics, religion etc. Once they were caught doing that, many of the organizations had to shut their shutters forever and many so called, well placed, celebrities had to commit suicide or they died of shock of being caught doing wrong things or they were mocked openly and few of them still manage to pretend to live a high brow life.

Yet, though being hazily aware of what we have described so far, over a period of time, people start pursuing the principles or the values in their own way. They fall somewhere in the range of absolute followers to zero followers of different values. They act accordingly and get the results of their actions in line with the actions.

Principled person does not have to waste his efforts in guarding himself off the possible wrong consequences of the actions that an un-principled person is most often likely to embrace. Therefore, principled person seems lot more effective than an un-principled person.

We all know about the much talked amorous affairs of an ex-head of a state who once fell to the sexual temptation of a younger employee working in his office. And despite being married already, he succumbed to those temptations and crossed the boundaries of the principles or value structure of the married life.

Look at its disastrous outcome. Not only these two concerned persons and the spouse of the married ex-head of the state of this episode suffered lots in every possible way, subsequently the concerned nation’s parliament and the entire humanity of the world spent priceless resources on the aftermath of this utterly non value adding activity of two unprincipled persons. Unnecessarily the people of the world and that nation were made to debate and discuss and gossip and savor the titillations of the scandal and waste their enormous resources. The whole nasty thing was majorly ineffective. What was the reason? Answer: The principles were flouted. Shouldn’t we debit the entire huge expenses involved in engaging the whole world’s human and material resources to this ex-head of the state and the accomplice?

We need to narrate one more incident. It relates to a professional executive working for a large corporate company. He had developed a neat computerized system for spare parts management of the organization. His boss who was one of the top most managers of the company invited him in his office one late evening after all other employees of the office had left for their homes.

The top shot ordered coffee for this professional executive who had developed the computerized spare parts system.

After the initial small talk he said, “You may be knowing that I like to run my organization with a small team of specially chosen key executives. I have been following up your excellent work and I am now satisfied that now you can be included in the team of my key executives.”

The executive felt quite elated at this offer of the boss. He thanked him profusely.

The top boss hurriedly added, “Now that you are in the inner circle only sky will be the limit for your growth. Just keep working for me. Your next assignment will be with our latest dealership that needs some help and expertise from us for its spare parts management. I suggest that you can additionally test your spare part management software on this site. And since it will be an additional test site for your software, you need not bill this dealership for the software and the related services offered by you and your team.”

Then he concluded the meeting, once more shook hands with his subordinate executive, smiled at him and patted his back and escorted him to the door of his cabin.

After the initial impact of the thrill of being selected in the inner circle of the boss was over and the executive started to objectively review at what took place in the just concluded meeting with the boss, the executive realized the enormity of the situation. He had just been bribed by his boss to work free for the dealership that was owned by his wife and also give away the company’s proprietary superior software costing a huge sum to his boss (boss’s wife) for a song. His principle of not succumbing to any kind of bribes and not getting involved in corrupt practices would be seriously violated if he towed in line with the boss.

He could not sleep that whole night, developed severe headache and uneasiness. Next day he just could not concentrate on his work. His direct reports found his new behavior quite strange.

His effectiveness was under test with this dilemma- his own principle on one hand versus his future growth in the company that now depended on acceding to his boss’s unprincipled demands.

Related Posts (please read in the following order)

1. HSoftware (Human Beings: Hardware and Software): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/02/hsoftware/

2. HSoftware (Evey Human Being Is Unique): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/05/hsoftware-every-human-being-is-unique/

3. HSoftware (Why This Uniqueness?): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/07/hsoftware-why-this-uniqueness/

4. HSoftware (Uniqueness and Effectiveness): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/11/hsoftware-uniqueness-and-effectiveness/ 

5. HSoftware (Fundamental Constituents of HSoftware): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/19/hsoftware-fundamental-constituents-of-hsoftware/

6. HSoftware (More Correct HSoftware Gives Better Effectiveness) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/05/29/hsoftware-more-correct-hsoftware-gives-better-effectiveness/

7. HSoftware (Human Beliefs or Human Value Structure: First Element of HSoftware) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/09/hsoftware-human-beliefs-or-human-value-structure-first-element-of-hsoftware/

Get Your Copy of the Book “HSoftware”

Get your copy of the book titled “HSoftware (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)” or HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model) from Amazon online. If you are a kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscriber, you can read free.

Books Suggested for Your Professional, Personal and Organizational Libraries (All the titles listed below are available as paperbacks and eBooks online from Amazon- you can read the ebooks absolutely free if you are kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscribers)

Management, Business, Self-help and Personality Development Books

  1. HSoftware (Human Software) (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)
  2. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Management Case Studies)
  3. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 2) (Management Case Studies)
  4. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  5. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers (Volume 2)
  6. Classic Team Building Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  7. 101 Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  8. Stress? No Way!! (Handbook on Stress Management)
  9. HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model)
  10. Competency Management (Competency Matrix and Competencies)
  11. Soft Skills You Can’t Do Without (Goal Setting, Time Management, Assertiveness and Anger Management)
  12. Essentials of Work Study (Method Study and Work Measurement)
  13. Essentials of Time Management (Taking Control of Your Life)
  14. Essentials of 5S Housekeeping
  15. Essentials of Quality Circles
  16. Essentials of Goal Setting
  17. Essentials of Anger Management
  18. Essentials of Assertive Behavior
  19. Essentials of Performance Management and Performance Appraisal
  20. Health Essentials (Health Is Wealth)
  21. Essentials of Effective Communication
  22. The Romance of Intimacy (How to Enhance Intimacy in a Relationship?)

Novels, Stories, Biographies and Travelogues

  1. The Peace Crusaders (Novel: how the peace crusaders established permanent peace on a war strewn planet?)
  2. Love Knows No Bounds (Novel: a refreshingly different love story. Also available with the title “Good People”)
  3. Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories
  4. Stories Children Will Love (Volume 1: Bhanu-Shanu-Kaju-Biju and Dholu Ram Gadbad Singh)
  5. My Father (Biography)
  6. Travelogue: Scandinavia, Russia
  7. Travelogue: Europe
  8. सीमाओं के परे: एक अलग प्रेम कहानी
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HSoftware (More Correct HSoftware Gives Better Effectiveness)

In the next few posts we will describe in some details each of the four elements of HSoftware. But before doing so, we wish to introduce here some explanation of the term “effectiveness”.

Here we are attempting to establish that there is a definite link between the four elements of HSoftware and human effectiveness. Better HSoftware gives more or better effectiveness.

A person owning better and appropriate quality and quantity of the four elements of HSoftware that are dovetailed and integrated with each other in a better manner will make a person more effective in his various spheres of life: personal, family, professional and social spheres of life.

Effective HSoftware will make a person capable to look at improving his effectiveness first rather than to become more efficient in anything and everything that may come his way.

At this stage it then becomes necessary to understand what this “effectiveness” we are talking about is and also, what the distinction is between “effectiveness” and “efficiency”.

Though effectiveness and efficiency are similar in looks, they are quite different from each other.

A good number of people, at times, feel confused between the exact difference between the two terms “effectiveness” and “efficiency”.

Everyone wants to achieve success (and thus happiness) by accomplishing one’s goals in a short period of time with minimum resources and therefore, he must know exactly what effectiveness means and what efficiency means.

One must do both- effectiveness as well as efficiency. Yet, effectiveness comes first, always. Better HSoftware helps in doing effectiveness first.

In organizational terms, minimization of extent of expenditure of resources (including money, time and information) in a process to get an output (result) in called “efficiency”. “Effectiveness” is how well the process achieves its desired output and the desired output is what its user or customer requires- are the chosen output and the process the right ones?

So how fast I did a job is “efficiency” using the given process though selection of process or the job itself may be a question mark- either one of them or even both may be non-value adding. But when I carry out a job that is value adding and when I select a better process to do that job, I am being “effective”.

In everyday language, thus, efficiency is doing things right whereas effectiveness is doing right things. Doing wrong things right way leads us nowhere. That’s why effectiveness should come first and efficiency later.

Effectiveness is answer to “what” and “how” and efficiency is answer to “how well”.

“Effectiveness” is all about finding the right destination and right direction and right path to reach the chosen destination. “Efficiency” is reaching the destination on this chosen path with the usage of optimized resources. For example, how soon will I cross mile stones after mile stones and how fast will I reach the destination and so how fast can I walk?

So do effectiveness first and then efficiency. Effective HSoftware helps us here.

If you do efficiency first, you may start walking fast on any path, in any direction, in the over zealousness of walking faster (efficiency) but with this higher speed of walking, you may end up proceeding in wrong direction, on wrong path and away from the desired destination, faster. What’s the use? It’s waste of resources though you have been efficient in walking.

Effectiveness can be measured in terms of how well the products or services meet customers’ requirements. Are my chosen destinations/goals correct ones?

Efficiency can be measured in terms of ratio of output to inputs, utilization percentage of various resources, unit cost of product, cycle time or lead time, extent of wastage etc.

The four elements of HSoftware specified in the previous post namely “values”, “knowledge base”, “paradigms” and “will power to do” have positive impact on the effectiveness of a human being. They are directly responsible for enhancing human effectiveness.

More effective HSoftware will lead a person to more effectiveness.

How?

Let us turn to next five posts, each post describing one element of the four elements of HSoftware and each one’s impact on effectiveness.

Related Posts (please read in the following order)

1. HSoftware (Human Beings: Hardware and Software): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/02/hsoftware/

2. HSoftware (Evey Human Being Is Unique): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/05/hsoftware-every-human-being-is-unique/

3. HSoftware (Why This Uniqueness?): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/07/hsoftware-why-this-uniqueness/

4. HSoftware (Uniqueness and Effectiveness): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/11/hsoftware-uniqueness-and-effectiveness/ 

5. HSoftware (Fundamental Constituents of HSoftware): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/19/hsoftware-fundamental-constituents-of-hsoftware/

6. HSoftware (More Correct HSoftware Gives Better Effectiveness) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/05/29/hsoftware-more-correct-hsoftware-gives-better-effectiveness/

Get Your Copy of the Book “HSoftware”

Get your copy of the book titled “HSoftware (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)” or HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model) from Amazon online. If you are a kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscriber, you can read free.

Books Suggested for Your Professional, Personal and Organizational Libraries (All the titles listed below are available as paperbacks and eBooks online from Amazon- you can read the ebooks absolutely free if you are kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscribers)

Management, Business, Self-help and Personality Development Books

  1. HSoftware (Human Software) (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)
  2. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Management Case Studies)
  3. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 2) (Management Case Studies)
  4. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  5. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers (Volume 2)
  6. Classic Team Building Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  7. 101 Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  8. Stress? No Way!! (Handbook on Stress Management)
  9. HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model)
  10. Competency Management (Competency Matrix and Competencies)
  11. Soft Skills You Can’t Do Without (Goal Setting, Time Management, Assertiveness and Anger Management)
  12. Essentials of Work Study (Method Study and Work Measurement)
  13. Essentials of Time Management (Taking Control of Your Life)
  14. Essentials of 5S Housekeeping
  15. Essentials of Quality Circles
  16. Essentials of Goal Setting
  17. Essentials of Anger Management
  18. Essentials of Assertive Behavior
  19. Essentials of Performance Management and Performance Appraisal
  20. Health Essentials (Health Is Wealth)
  21. Essentials of Effective Communication
  22. The Romance of Intimacy (How to Enhance Intimacy in a Relationship?)

Novels, Stories, Biographies and Travelogues

  1. The Peace Crusaders (Novel: how the peace crusaders established permanent peace on a war strewn planet?)
  2. Love Knows No Bounds (Novel: a refreshingly different love story. Also available with the title “Good People”)
  3. Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories
  4. Stories Children Will Love (Volume 1: Bhanu-Shanu-Kaju-Biju and Dholu Ram Gadbad Singh)
  5. My Father (Biography)
  6. Travelogue: Scandinavia, Russia
  7. Travelogue: Europe
  8. सीमाओं के परे: एक अलग प्रेम कहानी
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