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,...

Are you ready to leverage the multi-generational workforce of future?

The workforce is changing rapidly because of the widening gap between the four generations working under one roof. While organisations are preparing themselves to...

How Mahindra is building a future-ready workforce

The Group is challenging conventional thinking to help people ‘rise’ and build a purpose-driven organisation.

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....

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,...
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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...

‘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,...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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...

How General Motors cares for its women employees

The company is extremely thoughtful and dedicated towards the inclusion of more women in the workplace, be it getting fresh talent or returning mothers.

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...

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...

Riding the right path: How Uber is driving a cultural change globally

From focussed efforts to improve upon diversity and inclusion, to working around the new cultural norms, Uber is driving change from all directions.

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...

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...

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...

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 .

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...
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...

Godrej’s video on #FathersDay celebrates #EqualParenting

The Group released an illuminating video this Father’s Day, highlighting its inclusive policies that encourage equal parenting.

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...

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. 

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.

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 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...

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...
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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...

Employee engagement goes socially responsible: Zerodha’s flea market

With earnings from its stalls, the company has funded education and upbringing of four underprivileged girls through Action Aid.

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...

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...

Godrej wakes up to ‘Agile Working’

Globally, agile working is the new fad now. There are two aspects of this trend—workforce agility and operational agility.

How agile organisations fare better than bureaucratic ones

Agile performance units excel at strategy and people-related practices, and are more stable and dynamic than bureaucratic units.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

What’s behind CEAT’s film series on #ThingsThatHappenAtWork

The digital ad series is a satirical take on common workplace issues—gender bias, cons of bureaucracy and lack of transparency.

Google accused of firing employees for speaking out

Women staff at Google speak up about culture of retaliation

Two women employees of Google, who were the force behind the walkout by Google staff last year, have revealed that the Company has retaliated...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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. 

How HR played a strategic business role in digital transformation of Aegon Life

This transformation was to affect not only the business but people as well. The HR team ensured that there was a new reward mechanism, a new talent acquisition model and also maintained the learning curve in the new environment.

How the ‘BIG’ family celebrates 5 years of togetherness

At Reliance Broadcast Network, it’s a week-long celebration, when an employee completes five years with the company…

Absenteeism or presenteeism? Which is worse?

Forced presenteeism due to pressure to display discipline and performance may be counterproductive.

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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Future Generali celebrates contribution of specially-abled employees

Future Generali India Insurance (FGII) celebrated the Divers‘Ability’ week from 21 to 25 November 2022, as part of its commitment to making its workplace...

Are layoffs justified in a business downturn?

Of late, headlines have been all about layoffs, downsizing and retrenchment. All the big tech firms— including Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook’s parent company Meta and...

International students in Canada can work over 20 hours a week outside campus

Till 31 December 2023, international students in Canada will be allowed to take up work outside their campuses for over 20 hours a week....

Lufthansa kicks off campaign to hire 20,000

Lufthansa, the German airline has launched its hiring campaign this week. On its way to recovery after the pandemic, the airline is preparing for...

DIALOGUE

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...