Leadership is all about managing expectations of people
Indore, April 26, 2014: Employee engagement forms the cornerstone of organisation policies. Employees should feel their contribution in organisation. These were the comments of the expert Mr. Mukesh Asudani, Vice President (HRM), NBC Bearings Ltd., Jaipur who was expressing his views in Third Indore HR Summit-2014” on theme “Enhancing the Multi-dimensional Potential of Human Capital” hosted by Acropolis Faculty of Management & Research (AFMR), Manglia, Indore on 26 April 2014.
There were four Sessions in this summit. The inaugural session was on ‘Employee Engagement, Learning Management, Work Culture of Choice for Gennext and Total Participation of Workforce (A Challenge before 21st Century Leadership). In this session, Mr. Mukesh Asudani, Vice President (HRM), NBC Bearings Ltd., Jaipur said that the biggest challenge before HR managers is to manage generation X, Y and Z at the same time. A good work life balance along with team orientation and flexible working hours and strong leadership ensures employee engagement in the long run. He cited the reasons of employee disengagement. He said that the building blocks of HR are communication, performance management, active listening, rewards and recognition, role clarity, talent management and learning. Ms. Aparna Sharma, Country Head-Human Resources, LafargeIndia, Mumbai stated that virtue is needed for leadership. She said that the next generation wants values, culture and manifestations. With examples from Flipkart, Intel, Cleartrip, Coca-cola and Philips, she elaborated the means of employee engagement. Mr. Prem K Thomas, Sr. Vice President (HR), Blue Dart, Chennai mentioned that employee engagement refers to aligning the employee values, goals and aspiration with those of organisation. Engaged employees are committed, passionate and enthused.
Session 2 was on Employability and Cost of Human Capital, where Dr. Sapna Poti, Principal – MIS and Monitoring, National Skills Development Corporation, Delhi highlighted the importance of skill development. She said that Skill development has to be the foremost agenda of organisations. India has immense skill potential to be tapped and developed for improving employability. Lieut Shalabh Agrawal, Director, Business Excellence at Neo Corp International Ltd., Indore explained that HR systems need to be owned by people and alignment of process is essential for this. Competencies have to be redefined now. Understanding of the basic blueprint of the organisation leads to prosperity in the long run.
Third Session was on Developing Women Leaders Through Committed Involvement & Partnership of Society, Corporate and Govt. Institutions. In this session, Ms. Anita Borulkar, Associate Vice President Human Resource, Sandvik Limited started her speech with women leaders have a lot to contribute to the betterment of the organisation. She mentioned that there are many roles successfully played by women as leaders. Ms. Trupti Machwe, Head- Training & Development (IT), Syntel explored on involvement of women leaders in decision making and said that there are more avenues for women to explore. Dr. Janak Palta, Director, Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development, Indore in her speech threw light upon the social aspect of women leadership. Citing the model of sustainable development, she said that corporates and society have to come together for developing women leaders.
The final session was on Cross Cultural Transfusion, Work Life Balance and Ethical Practices (A way ahead for Happy, Healthy and Wealthy Society). In this session, Mr. Sandeep Mohanty (AGM- Corp, HR, Amtek Ltd) said that cross cultural issues have been highly prominent for the corporate world. Managing diversity has been highly significant. Dr. P. K. Singh, Professor, IIM, Indore vividly elaborated the theme and laid emphasis on work life balance equilibrium. He said that ethical practices form the core of HR policies. With various examples, he has explained the concepts of work life balance and ethical practices.
In this Summit, Acropolis has recognized the HR efforts of the industry individuals by honouring them with HR Excellence Awardsnamely- Best HR Manager Award, Best HR Practices Award and Best CSR Practices Award. The awards were based on specific criteria and the jury members Prof. Rishikesh T. Krishnan, Director, Indian Institute of Management Indore; Shri Jagdish Verma, Mentor Director, Indore Management Association; and Shri Sandeep P. Naolekar, Vice Chairman, M.P. State Council, CII Western Region Bhopal judged the awards. The Best HR Manager Award was conferred to Lieut. Shalabh Agrawal of Neo Corp; The Best HR Practices Award was conferred to Amtek Auto Ltd. New Delhi and Best CSR Practices Award was conferred toKirloskar Brothers, Dewas by Jury members.
The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Sumer Singh, Director of Acropolis Faculty of Management and Research. He elaborated the need of conducting this HR summit and the benefits of such events. He also threw light upon significant HR issues that are prevalent in the industry posing threats as well as opportunities for the corporate world. Chairman BOG Shri A. K. Sojatia, Group Chairman Shri Ashish Sojatia and Chairman Shri Gaurav Sojatia along with Dr. Sumer Singh and Prof. Atul Bharat [Group Director, CDC] welcomed the Guests and congratulated the team for taking initiatives in this regard. The Guests appreciated the initiative of Acropolis for conducting this unique event. Report of Summit and Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Jitendra K. Sharma.
In this event, there were many industry participants from industries like Neocorp, Sayaji hotels, Rajratan Global, Indo German tool room, safexpress, pratibha syntax, DNA, bridgestone, Lotus, Kirloskar etc. Academicians and students from Indian Institute of Management, DAVV also participated in this Summit. It is expected that this Summit will generate thought provoking inputs for all concerned. It will be a milestone towards linking industry-institution partnership for the betterment of the society as a whole.
Speaker-wise comments (in-short, one-liners):
Mr. Mukesh Asudani, Vice President [HRM], NBC Bearings Ltd., Jaipur.
Employee engagement forms the cornerstone of organisation policies. Employees should feel their contribution in organisation.
Ms. Aparna Sharma, Country Head-Human Resources, Lafarge India Ltd., Mumbai.
Leadership is all about managing expectations. Collaboration ensures talent engagement in true sense.
Mr. Prem K. Thomas, Senior Vice President [HR], Blue Dart Aviation Limited., Chennai.
Employee engagement refers to aligning the employee values, goals and aspiration with those of organisation.
Lieut. Shalabh Agrawal, Ex-Indian Navy officer & Director, Business Excellence, Neo Corp International Ltd., Indore.
HR systems need to be owned by people and alignment of process is essential for this.
Dr. Sapna Poti, Principal – MIS and Monitoring, National Skills Development Corporation., Delhi.
India has immense skill potential to be tapped and developed for improving employability.
Ms. Anita Borulkar (Asawalikar), Associate Vice President Human Resource, Sandvik Asia Private Limited.
Women leaders have a lot to contribute to the betterment of the organisation.
Ms. Trupti Machwe, Head – Training & Development (IT), Syntel Ltd.
Involvement of women leaders in decision making is getting increased and there are more avenues for women to explore
Dr. (Mrs.) Janak Palta, Director, Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development., Indore.
Corporates and society have to come together for developing women leaders.
Mr. Sandeep Mohanty, AGM-Corp HR, Amtek Auto Ltd.
Cross cultural issues have been highly prominent for the corporate world. Managing diversity has been highly significant.
Dr. P. K. Singh, Professor, IIM, Indore,
Balancing home and work not only leads to a balanced emotional and physical life but also is important for business success.