Being a Good Boss
A good boss doesn’t just lead his team but also engages with them and importantly, mentors them onto the right track
Exceeding the brief
An intrapreneur is an ideal employee – doing not just what his role demands, but providing and implementing ideas that take an organisation to the next level
Learning from Failure
Despite all efforts, there are times when one fails – it is beyond debate that learning from that instance to never commit the same mistakes is the best way to grow as an individual and the same applies to an organisation
The Social spread
The smarter organisations have moved past the debate on social media. They are now working hard and fast at finding ways to adopt it and make it work for them
I Love Going to Work!
Getting employees to say just that is becoming a top priority for many organisations. And a ‘fun at work’ initiative provides a great means to engage employees, increase accountability and enhance productivity
Reward result, recognise effort
High pressure and high intensity are all part of the job definition when one is in sales. So what value can HR bring to the sales function in an organisation?
Getting compensation policies right is a must for the HR function. In this piece, we take a look at how pay scales have changed over the years and the factors that have influenced this change
Benefit from cross-learning
In an effort to cope with change, human resources must learn from other functions within the organisation
Training at a startup
Employee training is essential to achieve success in a startup, but, this training is most impactful when the chief-executive officer spearheads the learning culture and every employee is accountable for his or her own development
The chief and his people
In these competitive times, one resource that differentiates an organisation from its competition is its people. And for employees of an organisation to thrive, there needs to be a defined relationship between the functions of human resource and top management, especially, the CEO
The Snapdeal Pivot
In January 2013, Snapdeal had a mere US $100,000 in the bank, a small chunk left after it had burned through almost all of the US $57 million it had raised since September 2009. Th...
Transformation by design
Polaris’ Arun Jain has engineered a unique strategy at the mid-sized financial technology company, incubating a robust products company from within a running services entity. He ...
In coffee, we trust
Tata Starbucks is the coming together of two iconic brands. 34-year-old Avani Saglani Davda, the company’s CEO, explains to us why her game plan for Starbucks in India is to “g...
Where there’s traction, Money will follow
Deepinder Goyal, founder and CEO, Zomato, shares a great working relationship with investor Sanjeev Bikhchandani of Info Edge for one simple reason: Bikhchandani is more entreprene...
Playing 20 Questions with Mittu Chandilya
The AirAsia India boss discusses his interview experience with Tony Fernandes, his firm-and-fair management style and why it is crucial to be a serial innovator to win in the aviat...
Where ownership and management are different
Dr. Ranjan Pai, Managing Director, Manipal Education and Medical Group, has led the professionalisation of the Group by consciously empowering his senior managers, seeding several ...
Building a Happy Company
Ashok Soota-led Happiest Minds Technologies has woven happiness into its business process. Find out how you can do it too....
Narayana Health’s ten-year plan
Narayana Health’s Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty wants to rewrite India’s healthcare story. His personal mantra: it is pointless talking about all the advancements in healthcare if peo...
Creative Dialogue on Scaling Up
Cognizant’s Lakshmi Narayanan indulges in a creative, freewheeling chat with L. Kannan and Vijay Babu of Vortex Engineering, a solar-ATM manufacturer....
"Businesses don’t go anywhere, people do"
Mindtree’s Subroto Bagchi urges entrepreneurs to think of their journey as a process of continuously creating infrastructure – physical, intellectual and emotional. He specific...