Donn Doongaji spent his entire working life with the Tata Group. In the book he traces the origins of the Tata philosophy and culture to the three tenets of Zoroastrianism, ‘good thoughts; good words; good deeds’. Drawing on his experience in Tata, he believes “management is a spiritual pursuit” as karma or management without dharma or righteousness cannot build lasting institutions. “Governance is the expression of the spiritual power that lies embedded in values.” He writes about his professional journey in Tata of over four decades, the lessons he learned from legendry leaders like JRD Tata, Sumant Moolgaokar, Nani Palkhivala and Russi Mody and how unwaveringly following ‘The Tata Way’ helped him to achieve the turnaround of operations in companies he led, narrated in the book. Observing from close such distinguished leaders, he says, “Leadership truly arrives in an organisation when everyone in it can read the unwritten and hear the unspoken word.” Laced with interesting anecdotes, Donn Doongaji concludes that,in the end,only people matter, as truly living by their values, people alone build organizations.
|Title:||TATA- Living by Values|
|Publisher:||The write Place|
|Place of Publication:||India|
|Reading age :||18 To 99 Years|
|Release date:||28 June 2022|
A gold medallist and a J N Tata Scholar, T R Doongaji, popularly known as Donn, holds two Masters Degrees in Political Science. An alumnus of Jabalpur and Berkeley Universities he joined Tata Steel in December 1966. He has held the position of MD and Joint MD and led the turnaround of operations in two Tata Steel associate companies. He has served as an Independent Director of CONCOR and Forbes and Co. Ltd. In 2011. He was Dean Business Excellence in two Management Institutes. A former Trustee of CSMVS, the Museum in Mumbai, he is a Trustee of the Forbes Charitable Trust. Inspired by Tata luminaries, Donn believes that management, in essence, is a spiritual pursuit subscribing as he does to what he calls the 3 ‘C’s of Management: Credibility, Culture and Communication.