As expected, the prestigious ‘Pragathi Nivedana Sabha’ organized by the TRS Party is a splendid coup. Making arrangements for such a huge get-together for the biggest ever TRS public meeting is absolutely a herculean task. Nevertheless, KCR, whom I think through a dab hand leader of management, has once again come out with his executive strategies to make the meeting, a grand success.
The TRS party claimed that 25 lakh people attended the meeting held at Kongara Kalan near Hyderabad. The interesting points of observation I have drawn from the epic gathering are: territorial imperative clubbed with the Game Theory and Minimax approach. Beforehand, I would like to make acquainted with the concepts of territorial imperative, game theory and the minimax principle, while extenuating my arguments.
In effect, normally, the term Territorial Imperative is used in the milieu of a war. Of course, making such an epic gathering, a success is not less than winning a war. The territorial imperative is the need to claim and defend a territory. It could be well-thought-out as the way people use space, including their seating arrangements and conversational distance. The entire thing booms territorial imperative.
Addressing a massive gathering of above 25lakh people certainly demands a great forward thinking, on top of numerous administrative and managerial abilities. Indubitably, such execution of top brass in TRS party has been a grand victory.
On the other hand, game theory is the study of scientific models of strategic communication between balanced decision-makers. It has solicitations in all fields of social science, as well as in logic and computer science.
In the beginning, game theory spindles zero-sum games, in which one person’s gains result in losses for the other participants. In the contemporary society, game theory spread over a wide range of behavioral relations — it is now a key term for the knowledge of logical decision making in humans, animals, and computers.
As far as a zero-sum game is concerned, there is always a calculated demonstration of a situation in which each participant’s gain or loss of function is precisely well-adjusted by the losses or gains of the function of the other participants.
Going back to our context of the discussion, KCR’s speech at Pragathi Nivedana Sabha, achieved what a zero-sum game in game theory intends to. His impeccable speech has achieved the very objective — palpably, what TRS party has gained through KCR’s speech, concerning TRS government’s performance during the last four and half years, has equally well-balanced by the virtual loss of the opposition.
The third connotation of the success of Pragathi Nivedana Sabha that I would like to imply here is the Minimax principle. Minimax approach is an administrative principle by which when offered with two conflicting strategies, one should, by the use of logic, determine and use the strategy that will minimize the maximum losses that could occur.
Again, turn back into KCR’s speech at Pragathi Nivedana Sabha and applying the minimax principle, it could be definitely said that KCR by restraining himself from making any comments on the party’s manifesto for forthcoming elections as well as on advanced polls, has definitely minimized the maximum losses that could have otherwise occurred. It is definitely a strategic move for the reason that Pragathi Nivedana when literally translated means projection of progressive accomplishments. In a meeting intended for showcasing TRS government’s performance during the last four and half years, if the revelations about the party’s manifesto for impending elections would have conversed, unquestionably it would have ensued in a great loss rather than paybacks.
Without a doubt, TRS party’s successful groundwork for such a huge get-together for the biggest ever public meeting has spotlighted the great managerial qualities that a party’s top echelon should have!
– Dr.Suman Kumar Kasturi