‘I believe that we have all at one time or another eaten the fruit of trees that we did not plant. When it is our turn to give, in return we have to plant an orchard, the fruit of which we can never eat, which will benefit the generations to come in a big way.’
– NR Narayana Murthy
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Can you imagine an India in which there is no IT sector? Yes, I have seen that India, where people neither knew IT, nor outsourcing, nor BPO nor software services.
This revolution came first slowly, and then suddenly, in the 1990s, and IT was booming all around.
in this revolution Narayan Murthy had a big contributionwho did the GDM of Infosys viz. Global Delivery Model Make. Today’s professionals can take great lessons from this success.
What was the global delivery model
1) The Infosys company focused on global markets such as the US and UK. Distributed Project Management in Global Delivery Model (GDM) and created multi-location engagement teams.
2) In this, Narayana Murthy saw an opportunity to provide high quality IT services at a low cost by hiring India’s talented but low-paid engineers to serve customers in the developed world.
3) The main principle is to get the work done where it can be done most cheaply with the lowest risk, The work was divided into two parts – (i) the first which required interaction with the clients, (ii) the second the work which did not require the interaction with the clients.
4) For the first, high delivery engagement centers were set up in the US and Europe, while the rest of the work would have been done in an economical manner in countries like India.
author Thomas Friedman in his book in 2005 ‘The world is flat’ I wrote on this revolution of Infosys.
Let’s look at five lessons, but first, the lifeline of Narayana Murthy
Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy was born on 20 August 1946 in a middle-class family in the town of Shidlaghatta in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. Murthy earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mysore in 1967 and a master’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1969. In the 1970s he worked in Paris where, among other projects, he helped design an operating system to handle air cargo at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Returning to India, he accepted a position at a computer systems company in Pune, but eventually decided to start his own company. He founded Infosys in 1981 with only Rs 10,000 taken from his family along with six fellow computer professionals.
Murthy faced tough odds in the early years, but by 1999 Infosys had joined the NASDAQ, the first Indian company to be listed on a US stock exchange.
Murthy is widely appreciated for his simplicity, down to earth nature and strong leadership skills. He has also been honored with Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awards.
Global Delivery Model and 5 Big Lessons from the Life of Narayana Murthy
1) Do not be afraid, think new: People must have laughed at the global delivery model that in the 1990s in India, a poor country, someone is thinking that thousands of fresh engineers can be made dollar-earning. But Infosys created its own training university, produced a large number of people and did wonders.
2) Transparency: ‘When in doubt, disclose,’ says Murthy. According to him, ‘the leader has to create an environment where everyone is not afraid to admit his mistakes, but talks about improving himself’.
3) Generosity (Benevolence): After the IPO, Infosys decided to share a part of its equity with the employees. This helped them to retain talented people and gave a sense of ownership to the employees. Murthy is proud to have given over Rs 50,000 crore worth of stock to the employees.
4) Simplicity: Murthy has the ability to keep both his personal life and his professional life simple. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t ambitious. His self-imposed frugal lifestyle is talked about everywhere.
5) Constant Vigilance: An entrepreneur has to constantly scan for signs that his business may be facing a structural problem. Never underestimate your competitors, says Murthy. Murthy asks them to respect them and learn from them all that can be learned.
So today’s career fund is that you can fulfill your needs from anywhere, anywhere by creating the right business model, provided you have vision, honesty and understand profitability.
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