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Title: Bio inspired Models for Management of Organizational Systems
Researcher: Alpana Agarwal
Guide(s): Prem Vrat
Keywords: Bio-inspired, systems approach, analogy, organizational excellence, bio-mimicry
University: The Northcap University (Formerly ITM University, Gurgaon)
Completed Date: 30-05-2016
Abstract: newline Bio-inspired design and the broader field of design-by-analogy have been the basis of numerous innovations throughout the history. It involves applying biological principles to human challenge by using analogical reasoning and problem decomposition. This research is an attempt to explore the natural processes and managerial principles found in Nature s best creation, i.e. the human body and from other creations as well. newlineThe main objective of this research is to develop models that can be referred by managers seeking solutions to specific problems and for overall organizational transformation. It primarily involves visualizing human body as an optimally designed and managed organization, and identifying principles and strategies used by it in managing itself. Such principles and strategies are then used as a base for modeling. The uniqueness of this approach lies in the fact that it is developed considering a benchmark which is the best creation of the Nature and perfect in itself i.e. the human body. The modeling process involves use of various tools and techniques like analogy approach (for concept building and identification of variables), Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM), Total Interpretive Structural Modeling (TISM), Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), SAP-LAP analysis, and Structural Equation Modeling SEM (for model development). The proposed conceptual model highlights nine key areas for achieving organizational excellence. The validity of model has been ascertained by administering an empirical study. newlineMoreover, in this research, few other bionic models are also suggested to address specific organizational issues like (a) line and staff discrepancies based on human karmendriya (senses of action i.e. speech, holding, walking, procreation and excretion) and gyanendriya (senses of cognition i.e. hearing, touch, vision, taste and smell.) (b) employee performance appraisal system based on process of cell suicide mechanisms in human body, (c) inculcating optimal degree of flexibility inspire
Pagination: 329 Pages
Appears in Departments:School of Management

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