Hi All,
Here is a small book review of: Big Bets, Big Rewards.
The book talks about the entreprenurial journey of Sushil Mantri - the man behind Mantri Developers. It has many lessons for all of us as managers, business people and entrepreneurs.
An eminently readable book - I strongly recommend you read it.
For those of you who would not like to download, you can find the same write-up at our blog: Magic Of Teams
Happy Reading!

From India, New Delhi

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Subject: Mumbai Airport-Terminal 2 Opens in September 2013

Mumbai Airport's Stunning Terminal 2 - Opens Sept 2013

Subject: Mumbai Airport-Terminal 2 Opens in September 2013

Mumbai Airport's Stunning Terminal 2 - Opens Sept 2013

The swanky Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai is all set to open in September this year.

With a vision of making the airport one of the best in the world, the Terminal 2, or T2 has been built with a state-of-the-art four-level terminal with an area of over 4,39,000 sq. mts.

The new terminal will have new taxiways and apron areas for aircraft parking designed to cater to 40 million passengers annually.

Photographs, courtesy: MIAL

The Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL), a joint venture between the GVK led consortium (74%) and Airports Authority of India (26%), got the mandate to modernise and upgrade Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in February 2006.

Image: Departure - Gate lounge.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has been ranked as one of the top performing airports in the annual ACI Airport Service Quality Awards for 2012.

Image: Retail space.

It has been rated the third best airport worldwide for airports in the 25-40 million passengers per annum (mppa) category by the Airports Council International (ACI).

Terminal 2 has a retail space spread across 21,000 sq. mts and 5,000 sq. mts of landscape area.

Image: Retail space.

With 41 travelators, people can easily move about in the airport.

The departure gate lounge has a seating capacity of 10,000.

A 6 lane elevated express way leading to the Terminal is another big highlight.

Making it easy for travellers, the T2 will have 188 check-in counters, 60 departure immigration counters and 76 arrival immigration counters.

Image: Immigration Hall.

Terminal 2 will also have 25 fixed link bridges and 52 passenger boarding bridges. The magnificent artworks adorning the walls will be an added attraction.

T2 will have 47 escalators and 73 elevators to make travel a pleasant experience.

Image: Immigration Hall.

The Terminal 2 will have 104 security check positions and 10 baggage carousels.

The new terminal will have a multi-level car park for 5,000 cars.


From India, Mumbai

Train Your People to Prevent Problems and Injuries

The primary hazards workers are exposed to and recommendations on how to minimize those risks.

Accident prevention at work is everyone's job. The vast majority of injuries and accidents that happen at the workplace are preventable.

Hazard recognition is the first step in having a safe workplace. The more you know about the various types of hazards that are found at the workplace, the better you become at spotting hazards.

You must recognize potential hazards around you and make every effort to avoid and reduce these hazards. This is everyone’s job and all workers and supervisors should constantly look for hazards that can lead to injury. But you must do more.

Once you recognize the hazard, you must do something about it. Remember that as work progresses, hazards may change. By controlling, or eliminating the hazard, you have made the workplace safer.

Remember, safety starts with you. You need to have a willing, positive attitude towards safety in the workplace. You have people depending on you every day, and they expect you to come home alive and well. Practicing safety on the job will allow you to go home to the ones you love.

A willing, positive attitude towards safety and recognizing line of fire hazards will help make a safer work environment.

Plan your work and look for potential line of fire hazards.

Each task will have different hazards. Identify them before you begin work.

Why It Matters

· Most accidents and injuries in the workplace are preventable.

· Diligent awareness and prudent actions are needed to prevent injuries.

· So, regularly train your workers on what hazards to be aware of in your workplace and what actions to take to protect against these hazards.

From India, Mumbai

5 Common Ergonomics Mistakes

Studies attribute 40 to 75 percent of reportable workplace injuries to poor ergonomic conditions. Unfortunately, in an effort to cut these injury rates, some companies are making some major mistakes. Don't be one of them.

Walt Rostykus, vice president at Humantech, advises clients to integrate ergonomics into their safety management systems and to make ergonomics a component in the process they use to manage quality or continuous improvement.

· Mistake #1: The wrong goal. Despite the preponderance of articles and blogs on the need to look at leading, not lagging, indicators, CEOs are still most interested in injury and illness rates. However, says Rostykus, that is like "predicting the outcome of a baseball game after it's been played, which is too late!"

· Mistake #2: An unsustainable approach. Good ergonomics is not about a laundry list of technical requirements. That's an antiquated approach that is not sustainable long term. Rostykus recommends managing ergonomics using familiar systems such as continuous improvement, which have been used to achieve other improvements.

· Mistake #3: A narrow view. Viewing ergonomics strictly as a safety discipline stops companies from achieving the full benefit of incorporating workplace improvements. For a long time ergonomics has been associated strictly with safety. It can, however, lead to valuable changes like eliminating unnecessary motion that slows down cycle time, improving the quality of products, and reducing quality defects, which leads to fewer shipping delays.

· Mistake #4: Ineffective and inconsistent tools. "It's amazing how organizations focus on comparing their exposure to a known threshold like TLVs for chemicals," says Rostykus. "But when it comes to ergonomics, they are subjective." He recommends using tools based on valid data.

· Mistake #5: Failure to check. Humantech research found that many companies make ergonomic improvements and check them off a list without any effort to assess their impact. Comparing conditions before and after the change is essential, whether it's tactical or system-based improvement.

From India, Mumbai

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