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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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Meritocracy: A Bitter-Sweet Choice

In 1984 after completing my Post Graduation, I had rejected a rare campus offer those days, from Mettur Beardsell (current Madura Garments) Ltd. and opted for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., a PSU. My uncle who had retired from Bharat Petroleum, a PSU but had joined this company when it was Burma Shell Ltd., a multi-national Private company lambasted me for opting out of what he called a meritocracy and opting for the mediocrity, driven by the need for job security. Having seen both the worlds, I reckon he was convinced that the job-security to reward trade off should be made in favour of rewards.

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The Capability Conundrum II: Understanding the Scope & Limitations of Training (Audio)

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The Capability Conundrum II: Understanding the Scope & Limitations of Training

Background

Capability building is a conundrum. The model of Knowledge, Skills and Behavior in my view is often oversimplified. Many are often confused on what is amenable to training or education. Even what is training is a huge area of oversimplification. I say this from my 30 years of experience as a conceptualizer, designer and deliverer of learning. Learning is far more complex than putting content, pedagogy, learning material and a teacher/trainer in a room full of learners. The first notion we need to reexamine is, what can be imparted in a classroom or through structured cognitive content. Research clearly states that less than 30% of learning happens in a class room and 70% on the job with the boss and significant superiors as the tutors. In this approach paper, I have attempted to enumerate the scope and limitations of class room or virtual class room training.

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K Ramkumar, known to his friends as Ram, has an enduring passion for triggering a discussion and joining in with gusto on a range of themes. He believes that every person has an inalienable right to express his/her view no matter how different it is to anyone else. In his book no view is unworthy or big or small. Every view from everyone deserves a consideration without getting caught up with the tyranny of agreement or disagreement.
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