Author: Suvarna Mishra


Suvarna Mishra is the vice president - Human resources at Sodexo BRS India.

Staying successful and relevant in a continuously evolving and fiercely competitive economic environment has made transformation a DNA. It has also led organisations to focus on performance, productivity and agility. In 2014, Sodexo launched an internal study to explore and understand the correlation between gender-balanced management and performance. Part two of the same was released in 2018. We now have over five years of data, covering 50,000 managers in 70 entities worldwide, that suggests gender-balanced teams outperform those that are not gender balanced, and the optimal mix of gender is 40 per cent to 60 per cent women. Gender, race,…

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A mid twenty-year-old, highest sales performer at one of our branches recently put in her papers and wrote great things about us as employer, her colleagues (the usual thank yous) and the great career she has had with us. When I asked who is she joining next, she replied innocently that she is getting married and has to hence relocate to join her husband in Bangalore . This incident is so usual, that it may not even build curiosity given the obvious- people marry, girls quit or relocate and make a fresh start after setting up the house so what’s…

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