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

Friday, 23 November 1984


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). 

23 Nov 1984

General Managers/Joint General Managers
Deputy General Managers

I  enclose herewith  an  article  that  appeared in  Business India (NOV 5-18) on

"The dilemma of Managerial Unionism"

To be able to  establish a rapport with our own  L&T Officers & Supervisors  Association (LTOSA), I have  started a monthly meeting with  their managing committee  (approx. 30 persons), where  I  also  invite   some of   our  Powai-  based  senior managers.  We have had 2 meetings so far.  I personally feel such a forum helps reduce a lot of misunderstanding.

In  case  you wish  to  know  the  issues  being  raised  and discussed at  these meetings,  please  let me  know- also  in case you wish to attend one of these meetings.


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