The technology sector in India is growing at a fast pace and witnessing a shift towards a culture of inclusion. However, there is no denying the fact that women tend to face many systemic and institutional barriers to grow in their careers or simply stay in the workforce. In this article, Namratha Roy, HR Director, Microsoft reflects upon the power of positives: a confluence of grit, growth mindset and allyship that could act as catalysts, enabling women to overcome self-limiting beliefs and accelerate their path to successful careers in the tech industry.
As organisations grappled to stay afloat amidst the pandemic, the workforce went the extra mile to deal with challenges along the way. This compelled organisations to innovate and reposition for the long haul and address the needs of their fundamental asset—human resources. Are hybrid workplaces an interim arrangement or here to stay? How are industry and HR leaders resetting the workplace dynamics through hybrid work models and evaluating impact on employer-employee relations? Ruchira Bhardwaja, Joint President and CHRO at Kotak Life Insurance, shares her take.
With growing commercialisation, is the healthcare industry losing its sheen? Does the triad of people, profits and planet have the power to go hand-in-hand? Dr B. Somaraju and Dr Rajeev Menon from AIG Hospitals delve into the cracks and reflect upon how strategic thinking and management can yield economically sustainable and viable solutions for the healthcare sector, when based on the tenets of knowledge-sharing, patient-centredness and teamwork.
"In a volatile and dynamic world, be ready for change. Always look at it as an opportunity to learn rather than resisting it due to fear of failure.” — Jerry Connor, Global Practice Head, BTS.