How Crompton is using the ‘Power of Language’ to create a high-engagement culture

In 2020, a book called ‘Leadership is a Language’ was released, which emphasised on how interplay of words and language played a big role...

How to implement a strategic culture change in an organisation

Culture is built over the years by the people of the organisation. It starts with the first bunch of employees and it keep shaping...

Is digital transformation less about technology & more about mindset?

It was in 2011 that GE endeavoured to initiate a digital transformation effort. The Company started a new venture called GE Digital, in 2015,...

‘One company, one culture’ is a myth

Many organisation boast about having ‘one company one culture’. Big conglomerates with diverse businesses have often said that even if they have diverse businesses,...

Is the company culture under threat?

Many of us have not met our colleagues, subordinates and friends at work for a long time now. Yes, we are all interacting virtually,...

Attrition is infectious: how to deal with it

Employees usually subscribe to a social group in an organisation. It could be a senior they look up to or just peers who hang...

How managers can keep proximity bias at bay amidst hybrid working

Globally, many tech firms have allowed their employees to work from home permanently even after the pandemic ends. A recent example is of Facebook,...

How HR deals with workplace misunderstandings

Misunderstanding at the workplace are rather common. With so many individuals from different backgrounds, bringing with them varied perspectives and ideas, there is bound...

How bigger organisations can also see visible results through ‘culture add’

In the ever evolving and competitive business setup, it is important to stay relevant and keep evolving with time. Just as technology systems need...

Who’s finding it difficult in the new hybrid world of work: GenX, GenY or...

The world of work has changed since March 2020, and in the last 14 months, people have adapted to remote working or hybrid working...

Are colleagues family, friends or just teammates?

An email sent by Shopify CEO, Tobi Lütke, to the mangers of the Company last August created a lot of commotion and chatter in...

Pandemic bonding at workplace

Now that we are into the second year of the pandemic, we can only hope for things to go well in the coming year....

Jana Small Finance Bank breaks physical barriers between senior leaders and staff

In these tough times, to build better collaboration and move towards building an open office culture, Jana Small Finance Bank has decided to restructure...

Desi HR in a foreign land: Five tips to succeed

Managing HR in a foreign land is not an easy task, especially for people who have majorly spent their time working in homeland. So,...

How ‘bad hires’ can be transformed into ‘star performers’

Matrimony.com’s chief human resource officer, Rajesh Balaji recalls a case, where a new joinee as HRBP appeared to be arrogant, unresponsive, pushing the manager,...

Has pandemic curbed the sycophants?

It is still debatable whether or not such individuals are significant to an organisation, but sycophants are found in every organisation and in every...

From ‘survive’ to ‘thrive’ – How to transform organisational outlook

Now that we are in the year 2021, we are a little more certain and confident that things are changing, and that too, for...

Why ‘micromanagement’ as a managerial trait is hard to do away with

Micromanagement of employees has often been frowned upon. Timed breaks, strict lunch hours and scheduled targets — keeping a tab on the staff all...

Cultural transposition: Why organisations should also adapt to people’s style

When new talent is acquired by any organisation, helping the new recruits become familiar with the existing culture, behaviour, environment and operational methodology of...

Tata Starbucks: Riding the wave of values & culture

Despite layoffs and salary cuts giving sleepless nights to employees and employers across industries in 2020, Tata Starbucks did not resort to any of...

Why should failure be encouraged to maintain a happy work culture?

If we imagine ourselves as a collection of experiences, will we devalue failure as much? Not really. When we talk about success, we tend...

How ‘Celebrating Values’ at Alkem is promoting a healthier work culture

Alkem Laboratories has always given a unique spin to its employee-engagement initiatives, and as this year comes to a wrap, it has embarked on...
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Sandeep Bakhshi completes 2 years as MD & CEO; gives ICICI Bank a work...

Sandeep Bakhshi, ICICI Bank’s MD and CEO has been spearheading, India’s largest private sector bank, ICICI Bank for the last two years. His able...

5 progressive ways Tata Realty is pioneering the new work reality

If there is one company that COVID-19's new work normal did not catch off guard, it is Tata Realty & Infrastructure. The real-estate company...

Mahindra Group employees pledge 750,000 hours of community service

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Mahindra Group, its employees pledged to contribute 750,000 hours of voluntary community service. The campaign called ‘My...

This startup makes its employees sign a ‘No- Gossip’ agreement

Gossip mongers are an integral part of any work culture. Almost everyone tries to avoid them until the time they themselves are affected. However,...

Why ‘Nunchi’ is important for managerial success

In the mid-90s, when South Korean companies started capturing global markets from Uzbekistan to England to Vietnam, they often encountered a unique cultural issue. The...

Why ’empathy’ is trending in the post-pandemic workplace

Empathy is more critical today than ever before. During the current crisis, the workforce across the globe is under additional stress of job instability,...

Why it is important to ‘appreciate’ employees even more now

Imagine this scenario — Ankit starts his usual day by logging into his official email address. Instead of any task or project, he receives...

PhonePe removes titles, focuses on flat structure for tech team

How do we usually perceive growth? It is through the achievement of titles, which bring about increased responsibilities along with an increment in compensation....

This firm hires a majority of its talent through referrals alone!

MoEngage, a customer-engagement platform has shifted its entire recruitment process to 100 per cent internal hiring. A majority of these hires come through employee...

Will managers lose ‘relevance’ in the new normal?

The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown have been great disruptors. While some disruptions have been really damaging, others have been for the good....

How Oyo benchmarked its exit process

The term ‘layoff’ finds its way into newspapers and headlines quite often these days. A humane approach to the exercise is becoming a hot...

CredAble takes gender sensitisation seriously

The ‘Me Too’ movement brought many cases of sexual harassment at workplaces into the limelight. It also made the corporate world more aware of...
Culture rejuvenation at Barco

Culture rejuvenation at Barco

Last year, Barco stepped into the software as a service (SaaS) business model, where its has introduced a subscription based model for its technology...
‘Impact Day’ develops people- management skills in Deloitte employees

‘Impact Day’ develops people- management skills in Deloitte employees

Deloitte recently concluded its 17th annual Impact Day 2019. This programme gives an opportunity to its employees to volunteer for different projects, which can...

Why Scandinavians have the happiest work culture

The World Happiness Report by the United Nations always features the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Finland as the top rankers every year....

Why Indian companies shy away from using social-media to assess culture fit

There are various parameters on which candidates are assessed before employers finally decide to hire them. One such parameter is ‘culture fit’. Yes, while...

Employee Clubs: Good for organisational culture

We all have been part of groups, clubs or societies in college and school. Generally, such groups come together because the members have common...

K Raheja Corp strides towards building an all-inclusive work culture

The agenda of diversity is being taken very seriously by India Inc. It isn’t just gender diversity but diversity in all forms that is...

Accused of racist culture at work, FB apologises to employees

Black employees of Facebook had revealed experiences of bias at the workplace, and inappropriate treatment by managers, colleagues and the human resources personnel. An...

How Ola is developing an entrepreneurial mindset among its employees

Nurturing talent and innovation is what every company desires to do. It is a goal that all organisations try to work towards. Ola, the...

Does ‘culture fit’ come in the way of diversity?

Culture-fit hiring is all about hiring the right candidates, whose beliefs and attitudes are in perfect alignment with the values and culture of the...
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Is start-up culture all about performance-driven mindset?

Way back in the 1980s, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman, World Economic Forum, had said, “In the new world, it is not the...

ICICI Bank undergoes cultural shift, scraps employee grades and hierarchies

A very positive cultural overhaul is taking place at ICICI Bank’s head office at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. Not only have cabins and grades...

Why employees deserve a parting gift

The act of gifting is a gesture of appreciation and respect. It’s been a part and parcel of our cultural values for ages. This...

Five dimensions of Ingersoll Rand’s work culture

Ingersoll Rand, the industrial manufacturing company claims to have an employee friendly environment. This high-trust, high-performance culture, is based on five dimensions - fairness,...

New banding and designations for Vodafone Idea employees

Vodafone Idea (VIL) has been discussing a brand new designation structure with its workforce, which is totally different from what was being used by...

Founders, fearless, and family— pillars of Bacardi Culture

Bacardi rings a bell, and that too a happy one if you are nuts about the tipple. Along with consumers, it is adding a...

Creating your own culture under a shadow

Every brand has its own identity. Similarly, every organisation builds its own culture and that is created by its own people. While some of...

Communicate like LORDS: One small word to give your communication skills...

I had the most bizarre conversation with someone on the telephone this morning. I misunderstood one word at the beginning of the call, and...

Germany to make vaccination compulsory for medical, healthcare professionals

Germany is planning to make vaccinations compulsory beginning March 2022. As reported by Reuters, people working in the medical and healthcare field will have to...

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SupplyCompass to hire 200 in about 18 months

SupplyCompass, the UK-based fashtech company — which helps fashion brands tie up with their manufacturers and drive sustainable practices — is all set to...

How Honeywell built a foolproof talent-succession system via automation

In the last one year, the focus for Honeywell, the electrical manufacturing conglomerate, has been streamlining its talent-succession system. Talking to HRKatha, Sumedha Pal...

Twitter CEO, Parag Agrawal, to receive US$ 1 mn as annual salary

Parag Agrawal will succeed Jack Dorsey as CEO, Twitter. The IIT-Mumbai graduate, who had joined Twitter in 2011 and has been serving as chief...

Google to not reopen offices on Jan 10, 2022

In view of the growing threat around the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, many major international conglomerates and organisations are rethinking their plans to reopen...

DIALOGUE

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...

“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...

Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...