Puretech Digital launches People Vision, an aspirational chart for its employees

Puretech Digital, the Mumbai-based full-service digital agency has announced the launch of People Vision, an aspirational chart for its employees. Like a Company’s vision,...

Why companies need to have their own signature culture

For the success of any business, the culture of the company is as important as the business strategy. They say, “The company culture eats...

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...

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

100 British companies sign up for 4-day work week

The ‘4 Day Week Campaign’ started by a group — comprising academics from Oxford and Cambridge, along with experts from Boston College, US —...

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Kerala, J&K, Tamil Nadu offered best daily wage rate to workers in FY22

As per the data revealed in a statistics handbook released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Tamil...

Employees with low ambition – Boon or bane?

Having worked at the same IT Company for 11 years, Rohan Pandey, a back-end web developer, was the go-to person for most rookies on...

Sudden layoff of entire team of 2,700 at US furniture company shocks workforce

About 2,700 staff members of a furniture company in Mississippi were sent a text close to midnight informing them that their services were no...

L&T hires 3,000+ new engineers, increases women in workforce in FY23

In these times of uncertainty and layoffs, Larsen and Turbo (L&T), the multinational engineering and construction firm has onboarded more than 3,000 new engineering...

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EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...