How to Engage Your Blue Collar Workers?

MALLIKA BHAMBRRI | GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE INDIA

One of the challenges faced by organizations dependent on blue collar workers is how to engage them. Blue collar workers are often unskilled and are paid very little. Because they are often engaged in highly monotonous work, have lesser opportunities for career advancement, and come from poorer communities, most of them are driven merely by their pay cheques and might experience an emotional disconnect with the overall vision and mission of the organization. Continue reading

The Insider’s Guide to Innovating

RITIKA MOOLCHANDANI | GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE INDIA

Organizations with strong values, supportive leaders, and culture that allows for risk-taking are far more conducive to innovative success than those without. Facebook, once a social network newbie is now a household name with billions of users. News headlines featuring the social-networking giant change almost as often as its users change their status online. Continue reading

How They Make Values Work?

RITIKA MOOLCHANDANI | GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE INDIA

As individuals, we all have our own values that guide our conduct. At any organization, values serve as guiding principles for decision making. At times, an individual’s values may or may not match the organization’s values. While you can’t always ensure that values are aligned but employees can be encouraged to recognize and understand these values which in turn fosters a transparent culture. Continue reading

Do You Have Innovation Mentors?

RITIKA MOOLCHANDANI | GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE INDIA

Intuit’s passion is finding simple solutions that solve simple customer problems. Their culture is a testament to their unwavering focus to create an environment where people can do the best work of their lives. Intuit believes in creating an environment where inspiration and innovation thrive, thereby creating a challenging workplace. Continue reading

Why Great Leaders Say Thank You

RITIKA MOOLCHANDANI | GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE INDIA

Most people come to work every day aiming to do a good job and as a result of that, most people and organizations actually do pretty well. In every workplace and on every team, all people have the innate desire to feel appreciated and valued by others. Leaders of teams — and team members themselves — should work to foster a culture of value and appreciation. To foster a culture of gratitude, the rewards and recognition programme at Ipas Development Foundation encompasses formal and informal recognition methods. Continue reading

Culture and Collaboration

RITIKA MOOLCHANDANI | GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE INDIA

Leaders alone don’t build successful organizations; rather, it is the employees who hold great potential to contribute beyond their immediate role. Building a participative culture is a serious and difficult goal. Research shows that employees yearn for involvement in decisions beyond their immediate roles, and higher camaraderie. Continue reading

The Xtra Mile

RITIKA MOOLCHANDANI | GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE INDIA

Accentiv recognizes extraordinary commitment or effort demonstrated in completing an assignment or a series of assignments known as the Xtra Mile through cash prizes and the Xtra Mile monthly award. Outstanding performers are also eligible for a series of annual awards. Accentiv creates and publishes success stories of all the Xtra Mile winners. Continue reading

Avoiding Integrity Catastrophe

RITIKA MOOLCHANDANI | GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE INDIA

Leaders need to build a culture that fuses high integrity and high performance to ensure people are always motivated to do the right thing in today’s dynamic and competitive business environment. Leaders can create such a culture by institutionalizing systems and processes that allow their people to communicate and resolve issues and maintain organizational integrity.  Continue reading

The 30 Hour Work Week

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CHARLOTTE BAPTISTA, GREAT PLACE TO WORK® INSTITUTE

Humans have evolved quite a bit when it comes to work, from hunter-gatherers who enjoyed a lot more leisure time to our overworked selves during the Industrial revolution, where electricity afforded longer working hours, we are now more or less a culture of workaholics. As technology has increased productivity and helped reduce work hours, the predominant mindset has shifted from long, hard work hours making up the core of our value system to the traditional 9-to-5 being on its way out.  Continue reading

How Not To Make Everyone A Boss?

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Good managers are favored by the people they manage; moreover, they drive performance, boost engagement and retention and play a key role in maximizing the employees’ contribution to the firm. In their bestseller First, Break All the Rules, Curt Coffman and Marcus Buckingham say that employees leave managers, not companies. However, developing of managers is not the only alternative. Continue reading