Shillong, May 5: The Indian Institute of Management, Shillong recently equipped managers of public sector units in Assam with corporate ideas as PSUs across the board are known for loss- making and dearth of innovations.
The IIM, the only one of its kind in the Northeast, had recently conducted a five-day programme to upgrade the skills and knowledge of the people who are responsible for the management of the Assam units.
The programme on Transformational Leadership and Enterprise Resource Planning was conducted for senior managers of various public sector enterprises under the Assam government.
The programme was held on the institute’s campus at Mayurbhanj Palace here.
It was aimed at exposing participants to topics like business process re-engineering, change management, ERP implementation and selection strategies, appraisal of global business environment and performing sustainable business activities by ways of interactive sessions and group exercises.
Nityananda Borkakoty, Assam commissioner & secretary, public enterprises department, and T.C. Saharia, adviser, Assam public enterprises department inaugurated the programme.
The Assam government had sponsored 20 parti- cipants through the public enterprises department from the different public sector organisations to attend the programme.
The programme’s participation level comprised chairmen, directors, managing directors and general managers from various PSUs of the Assam government.
The participating PSUs included Assam Petrochemicals Limited, Assam Industrial Development Corporation, Assam State Ware Housing Corporation, Assam Mineral Development Corporation, Assam State Film (F & D) Corporation, and Assam Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board.
The IIM faculty comprising professor Harsh V. Samalia, professor Rohit Dwivedi, professor Basav Roychoudhury, professor Rohit Joshi, professor Sanjib Kakoty, professor T.S. Shaw and professor P. Saravanan were the key resource persons at the five-day programme.
Participants at the programme shared their learning experiences, which suggested similar programmes for middle management employees of the public sector enterprises should be held.