Hi Friends,
                                              Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.
                                                  There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"
                                       With regards,
                                       Hemen Parekh
                                       27 June 2013

Tuesday, 7 August 1984

PULL TOGETHER TO SURVIVE

Synopsis: Communication For Productivity
Letters written to some 7500 Workers / Managers / Union Leaders, following a period of strike / Go slow / Murders (1979 - 1987), at Mumbai factory of Larsen & Toubro Ltd. This direct / open / honest communication led to a remarkable atmosphere of trust between Workers and Management, which, in turn, increased productivity at 3% per year (ave). 

7 Aug 1984

To:

Dear Friends                  

PULL TOGETHER TO SURVIVE


In  the following  article you  will read  about the  10  best factories of America.
Somewhere in  this article, the  above mentioned words  ("pull together  to  survive"-) appear.  I  think  this is  the  main message  of this  article  - and  for all  of us  in Powai,  a badly-needed message.
Can you  locate these  words ?   If you can,  write to  me and tell me the paragraph  in which these appear.
Do you think there  are other messages in this article  which, we, in Powai,  ought to follow ?   Please send me before  30th August   1984,  a  200-word  write-up   (English,  Hindi,   or Marathi) on what,  according to you, are the messages and  how we can adopt the same in Powai.
The  best write-up  will be  published  in Powai  pageant.   I thought of announcing  a cash prize of  Rs.200/- for the  best write-up.  Then,  when I looked  at the following  tabulation, I  realized  that an  L&T  employee cannot  be  motivated  any longer with a prize of Rs.200/-  !!

MONTHLY PAY PACKET
GRADE
Max.
GRADE
Min
Max


Rs/month
Rs/month
US
1619
2368
TA I
2792
3605
1624
2589
H.V. Driver
1893
3108
1637
2909
Clerk III
2211
3654
SB
1892
3144
Clerk I
3122
3978
2134
3342
2511
3679
2553
3552
Sr. Steno
3432
3978
(Monthly pay packet excludes bonus and ex-gratia)
From the following  article, can you  find out what motivates American  employees  (all employees)  ?  - and  will  it work equally well in India ?

H.C. PAREKH

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