• Relevance of Workplace 2020 Initiative by Irani Srivastava Roy, IMGC
  • Relevance of Workplace 2020 Initiative by R Anand, HCL Technologies(1)
  • Relevance of Workplace 2020 Initiative by GP Rao, Reckron Malaysia

Workplace 2020 Conversations

Getting a sharper picture of social media’s influence

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Over the past decade, marketers have increasingly turned to social-media networks like Facebook and Twitter to create buzz around their products. But what impact do tweets and other recommendations have on sales, and how can companies get a bigger return on their investments in these important channels? To get a clearer view, we examined the purchase decisions of 20,000 European ... Read More »

The Bharti Airtel India CEO says his greatest achievement is the strong team that now runs the telecom firm

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In the two-and-a-half years that Gopal Vittal has been running the India business for Bharti Airtel Ltd, the company has seen a sort of reversal of fortunes: net profit is finally increasing after falling for 15 consecutive quarters. When he joined, most of the top management quit. That, he says, was his biggest failure at the helm of Bharti. Since ... Read More »

Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face

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If you’re embracing online collaboration as a necessary evil — the only way to work with an increasingly dispersed team of global or remote workers, for example — then you’re doing it wrong. Online collaboration is not a second-best substitute for face-to-face work: It’s a complement with its own perks and benefits. Yes, knitting your team together with online communication ... Read More »

How to Preserve a Startup Culture as a Company Grows

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Start up success is as much about managing the people as it is about creating the product. Tips for managing start up teams : Be Aware of Culture in Early Stage Start ups The culture of early stage start ups forms the backbone of the culture the company will have in later years. Therefore, paying attention early on to the ... Read More »

7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs


Making the right investments in learning and development programs has not only been an important concern but also a challenge for business leaders. Unfortunately, despite spending approximately $164.2 billion dollars on learning and development programs, many executives still grapple with how to improve and enhance their effectiveness. As research shows, the need to revamp and improve learning programs is an important concern among HR ... Read More »

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to Business-model Innovation


In today’s dynamic environment, business models are less durable than they used to be. Let’s face it, today business models are subject to rapid displacement, disruption, and, in extreme cases, outright destruction. The examples are numerous—and familiar like: Uber sidesteps the license system that protects taxicab franchises in cities around the world. Bitcoin bypasses traditional banks and clearinghouses with blockchain ... Read More »

Why do we love to hate HR?


How top executives feel about HR pretty reliably reflects what’s going on in the U.S. economy. When the economy is down and the labour market is slack, they see HR as a nuisance. But sentiments change when labour tightens up and HR practices become essential to companies’ immediate success. Recent complaints about the HR function have touched a nerve in a large, ... Read More »

How multinationals attract the talent they need


Global organizations appear to be well armed in the war for talent. As competition for talent in emerging markets is heating up, global companies groom local highfliers—and actively encourage more managers to leave home. They tap sources of suitably qualified people around the world and attract them with stimulating jobs in different countries, the promise of powerful positions early on, and ... Read More »

Being rude at workplace could be Contagious

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A new study has claimed that rudeness at workplace is not only unpleasant, it is also ‘contagious’. According to  Warrington College of Business Administration, facing rude behavior at work makes people more likely to grasp rudeness in later intercommunications. Trevor Foulk, a doctoral student has said that when they experience rudeness, it makes rudeness more noticeable and they will experience ... Read More »

Working Men~ Be Careful!

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A recent study shows that Sexual harassment cases against men at workplace is rising. Researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) reviewed 282 complaints lodged over six months, abc.net.au reported. The study found 78 percent of cases were men harassing female colleagues. Professor Paula McDonald from QUT said 11 percent of the complaints ... Read More »

Zappos: A Workplace Where Holacracy Rules


Life at Zappos: Zappos adopted a system of self-governance that effectively has eliminated all management. This spring, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh — an entrepreneur known for his opinions on management — sent an all-staff email explaining how the entire company was embracing a concept known as “holacracy.” Holacracy is based on a term and concept coined by anti-totalitarian political writer Arthur ... Read More »