Hats Off to Brendon McCullum. Realizing the responsibility on his shoulders (because, NZ was 94 for 5), he played with surgical precision, a much needed approach at that point of time. Juxtapose, the Indian mindset. I quote Bobillli Vijay Kumar “…India have themselves to blame: you don’t win tests waiting for something to happen; you make things happen…”
This is precisely the “jugaad effect.” To rub salt on the wound, page 6 of TOI (17th Feb) carries an articIe “Indian Surgeons do 'jugaad' in the OT to cut costs” (but frankly at what and who’s cost?). Looks like none of us (Indians) is free from this.
In a recent campus interview in a well-known IIM, I just queried a student who had recently passed out of the MBA program. I summarize the student’s mindset “…you know what you need to succeed in your job is to somehow get things done…” Now imagine what would be his style of management.
The only answer to this is to professionalize; at all levels. Build capacities that are resource controlled, methodized, well monitored, and solution oriented. If this little solution was take note of, the LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) project would not have taken over 30 years, and costed over 50,000/- crores. Perhaps, the development team had no concept of what is a project, and how to successively manage it? It’s time that we change.