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.

GSK says ‘No’ to cabins and cubicles

The open office culture in Gurgaon, which is second after Philadelphia, is expected to boost collaboration and productivity at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare .

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...

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...

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...

Ushering a cultural shift: Why workplaces are changing for good!

Ask any individual who has been part of the corporate workforce for around two decades, and they will tell you that the most indistinguishable...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

‘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,...

Insight: How Japan is trying to change its ‘salaryman culture’

Companies have now become lenient and are asking employees to leave on time as the government is pushing for a healthy work culture. 

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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...
‘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 ‘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...

Apollo Munich Health Insurance: Bringing some fun into the workplace

Fun at work is not just essential but an innate part of AMHI’s culture.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Are employees in a promoter-led organisation more driven and loyal?

While an empowering organisational culture surely does drive employees and makes them loyal, companies with greater influence of promoters witness faster decision-making, which, in turn, motivates employees. 

Working in a public-sector bank may soon get tough

PSBs will soon begin operating as private banks, with lesser staff and focus on performance

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....

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...

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...

Mahindra & Mahindra’s secret to being a great employer: Inclusion at the deepest level

People in the company always know how crucial they are to the success of the organisation and how they fit into the scheme of things.

Communication analytics: A measured approach to culture transformation

‘Culture is the new currency’ is a trendy phrase these days. The expression is used to understand the importance of culture in fetching, fascinating...

JK Cement pursues HR transformation with Saksham

Project Saksham is about revisiting and re-defining the strategic imperatives for the organisation for the next five years.

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...

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 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 ‘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...

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....

How Asian Paints grooms its future leaders

Asian Paints is one home-grown company, which has nurtured and produced many leaders, for the industry and across sectors be it retail, FMCG or paints.

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...

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.

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 IBM looks at diversity and inclusion

Inclusivity is an innate part of IBM’s organisational culture and is made possible by focussed groups led by diversity champions across functions.

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Respect, fairness, camaraderie & equality amongst people are integral to work culture: Venkataramana B,...

The Landmark Group has launched an initiative to ensure its people are happy at work and see pride, positivity and a sense of purpose in their jobs.

I don’t need plan B

Not having a plan B at all means sticking to plan A and persevering to make it succeed, because the path is challenging and...

Are we in for ‘democratisation’ of organisation?

Collaborative leadership is the way. It gives employees a seat at the leadership table and makes them partners in defining the vision and plan for their organisation.

From 0 to 600, with zero attrition

The financial services company has been able to maintain zero attrition, while growing from a team of six to over 500.

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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50,000 employees subscribe to Capgemini’s ESOP

At least 50,000 employees from the 29 participating countries subscribed to Capgemini’s ninth annual employee stock ownership plan or ESOP. With an employee subscription...

Monster is now ‘foundit’

Indian job search portal, Monster.com, has now been transformed into a full-fledged talent- management platform. Starting today, it will be called 'foundit', with an...

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...

UAE warns companies against cutting salaries of Emirati job candidates

Certain companies were allegedly found to take advantage of the government's salary support programme for Emiratis. This comes right after the week when the...

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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...