Prepare for the presnet and prepare for the future… learn from kangaroos, dear corporate

Wise preparedness and best preparations are inevitable for success in every walks of life and more so in corporate world.   Therefore the preparation for success should have two important dimension viz.,


  1. To accomplish the present task
  2. Get ready with future task


More often than not, the people in corporate get lost in the present task and its completion and seldom think or plan the future assignments.  Only after completing the present task, they plan/think about the future task.  As a result of that, they create a huge gap between the present and the future.  The corporate people must realize that the future is only the extension of the present and hence their preparation must encompass both the ‘present and future’. 


Also to clarify all doubts of the corporate man about the planning and preparation, perhaps the nature would have created the marsupial animals – kangaroos. 


Kangaroos follow a very unique reproductive biology.  The female Kangaroos are known to have joeys in the marsupial pouch and simultaneously will have fetus in one uterus and an egg (ova) ready for fertilization in other uterus as the Kangaroos have two uteri and three vaginas.  In a sense, the female kangaroos are permanently pregnant.  


Look at the marvel of nature.  Most of the animals produce offspring and get ready for the next only after a small rest period.  Whereas Kangaroos Never wait to complete the present assignment to get ready for the next, so on and so forth. 


The corporate must learn the correct management message from the above example of nature.  Corporate must always plan well.  Certainly plan to complete the current task and also must be ready with newer plans like how a female kangaroo while nursing her joeys in the pouch, carry fetus in one uterus and release a new egg for fertilization in other uterus. 


The reproductive uniqueness of Kangaroos should be taken only as an example.  Definitely, the female kangaroos have two uteri and three vaginas and hence it is possible for them to be ‘permanently pregnant’.     The message of nature is that how the corporate people should plan for success.  When one engage deeply in ones task, remember to get ready with newer tasks once the current task is completed.  Only then the time and resource can be ‘judiciously’ used.    Only when the corporate has strong vision and passion, such planning is possible, otherwise they will just live for the day. 


It is not, knowing but learning is important.  Learn from the reproductive biology of Kangaroos and have your best management wisdom for success.


Dr S Ranganathan, ClinRise Derma Pvt., Ltd., ChennaiImage


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