Summary: Failures are bad. Learning from them is easy. Right? Well not quite. Organizations need better ways to go beyond superficial or self-serving learning and recognition might be just the right solution.
“I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” – Thomas Alva Edison.
For this month’s n:gage interview I posed questions to Archana Kumar, CHRO at Ireo. A lot of leaders tend to have extensive experience in a particular industry – banking, IT, manufacturing.
Archana has had a fascinating career spanning over two decades (almost three) across multiple industries. She was also in the thick of two massive acquisitions (Reliance Industries and IPCL, CMC and TCS) – and we know how much fun those are for HR considering diverse work cultures in organizations.
This is one n:gage interview you wouldn’t want to miss!
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Research has shown that more money doesn’t necessarily make employees happier. Money does seem to influence motivation – but is that impact positive or negative? The short answer is: we aren’t quite sure. The disclaimer? Yet!
Employee satisfaction and engagement are deceptively similar sounding attitudes when seen superficially. Many people tend to use these terms interchangeably but there are clear differences between these two and it is important for business leaders to know the nuances. In fact in some organizations, shaking up satisfied employees might be the key to growth!
Attitude, is a much used and equally abused word in daily life – both in the workplace and outside of it. It is often used to dismiss those who don’t ‘play along’ with broad stroke classifications of ‘having a wrong attitude’.
But therein lies the rub. Very few dig in deeper to understand what causes the positive or negative attitude. Take a moment to think about it – the attitude a person has is not something he is born with; it’s not something that is coded into his genetic material. So where does it come from?
In the July issue of n:Gage leader speak, Sonali RoyChowdhury, HR Director, P&G India, answers questions about everything from the brilliant CSR programs that are run in India to challenges of engaging and motivating a multicultural workforce.
….employees are more engaged and happier working for a company with strong value system and “doing the right thing” culture, and multiple internal/ external surveys keep validating this. Apart from our formal programs, we also have lots of informal employee-led “circles” under a program called ‘Vibrant Living’ which are actively doing their bit in making a difference to the world!
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