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...

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 is it working with a non-glamorous sector?

It is no secret that working in a startup is a completely different ball game when compared to larger, established organisations. Whether it is...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

Volvo Eicher sells its employability and culture quotient through a film

It’s a growing trend now. While for years, brands have used ad films to influence the consumers, they are now using this vehicle to...

‘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,...

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....

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...

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...

Swiggy: Where values define behaviours and performance

This food ordering and delivery company has got it right, in terms of having the right values in place and also ensuring that they cascade down well.

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....

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...

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 ’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,...

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...

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...

Fancy perks and benefits Apple employees enjoy

From paid time off and annual gym credit to beer bashes and product discounts, Apple has everything to entice new joinees.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new mantra: ‘Work that fits your life’

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is setting a new benchmark in employee benefits. Called ‘Work that fits your life’, the programme offers hordes of benefits...

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...

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,...

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...
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Why does Alibaba conduct mass weddings of its employees?

Mass weddings are not uncommon in India. This now has spread across the border and reached China. Global e-commerce giant, Alibaba, organises mass wedding at...

Five ways to develop more meaningful relationships at work

Human beings are social animals—they crave friendships and true relationships. Having positive people around them makes them happy and helps improve their productivity. Meaningful...

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...
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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...

Culture fit is a two-way street now

The culture of a place is determined by the attitude of its people, as well as their values and beliefs. In a workplace, culture...

7 steps to creating a great organisational culture

It is the culture of an organisation that lends it an identity and makes it a winner.

Why do we need cross-functional inputs while making HR policies?

Organisations usually have different teams working on various projects that will help them achieve their targets and move closer to the organisational goal. There...

‘Fevicol ka Jod’ at the workplace: Pidilite’s strategy to bind its people

One of the most difficult tasks as an HR head, is to create a strong bond between employees. In a country such as India,...
‘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...

Schaeffler revamps HR practices in line with shifting employee preferences

The changing dynamics in the workforce is compelling companies to change the way they function and mould their policies according to the preferences of...

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...

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...

Name change for HR on the horizon

Along with human resources, its nomenclature is undergoing transformation too. It is not the first time that the human resources (HR) department is going through...

Intuit India – Creating a sense of belongingness

Quickly gulping the morning meal, rushing through the daily newspaper and readying for office is common routine for urban professionals. This can be a...

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...

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,...

Social media protocol for employees

The personal life of employees is their business, but when this personal life is exposed to the world through social media, it no longer...

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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Old Pension Scheme: Disgruntled Punjab govt staff hold massive protest rally

To express their dissatisfaction with the recently-released notification for the restoration of the old pension scheme (OPS), a rally was held in Punjab by...

Rohit Johar joins Amazon as HR director, India

After a successful decade-long stint with Genpact, Rohit Johar, moves to Amazon as HR director, India. His last-held position at Genpact was that of...

Synchrony introduces regional engagement hubs for employee engagement

With an aim to help employees connect beyond work and achieve a healthy work-life balance, Synchrony, the financial services company, has come up with...

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...

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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...