Certain important and a few new Management Principles have been depicted in the form of Matrix presentation (for easy understanding and grasp) with a brief write-up on each of them.
 
A: Sustainable Development (SD)
 
The Triple Bottomline (TBL)
(John Elkington -1994)
 
SD refers to the process of the quality of environmental (sustainability) and social systems (well-being of society) in pursuit of economic development (wealth creation). The three bottom lines are related to Profit, People and the Planet.
 
It meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It is to ensure inter-generational equity. There should be no tax on future generations by squandering away the resources for the present by the present generation.
 
B: Response Styles (Shelly Gable- 2006)
 
  •  Active Constructive Response (ACR)
You come home one evening, excited, having been selected to attend an Executive Development Programme at Wharton for three months and break the news to your wife.
Response 1: Great news. I know you are talented, and you will be CEO one day. You deserve a sweet today.
This response has a positive outcome for both.
  • Passive Constructive Response (PCR)
Response 2: Oh, cool. That’s nice.
A low energy response. The enthusiasm of the giver is deflated.
  • Active Destructive Response (ADR)
Response 3: Oh! Why should they send you all the way to the US? You will go away for three months. What will I do?
I don’t want your parents.
A negative response. The milestone in his career is discounted.
  • Passive Destructive Response (PDR)
Response 4: Ah, well, I just got a new video game.
The husband’s good news is ignored. It conveys the indifference in attitude.
 
So, how you respond every day to your colleagues defines your relationship. It can be warm, spontaneous, genuine, positive: a great way to build and strengthen relationships. The pay-off is: both feel better.
 
If the response is cold, manipulative and negative, the bonding is strained or broken.
 
The role positive emotional exchange plays in making our relationships healthy may be noted.
 
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