Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 19
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, conducted the second edition of its annual HR Conclave ‘Yukti’ here today. The conclave themed ‘redefining workplace’ was attended by a number of dignitaries from various fields.
The conclave was divided into two sections — avenue of engagement and integrating diversity at workplace.
The topic of discussion for the first panel was ‘redefining workplaces: avenue of engagement’. The panelists included Ritu Anand ,senior vice president and deputy head of Global HR, Tata Consultancy Services; AK Munjal, vice president, HR, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd; VP Singh, adviser, organisation development at Patanjali Ayurved Limited; Deepak Bharara, chief human resource officer of Lanco Infratech Ltd; Dnyan Shah, senior VP business, HR head, Mphasis Ltd; and Vijay Bhaskar, head, process control, LifeSpring Hospitals Private Limited.
The speakers illuminated the audience about the difference in the meanings of bonds and engagements and put up their perspective. VP Singh said, “Engagement is a weak word, transactional in nature. We must engage with strangers but we bond with family.” An interaction between students and the panel was also held.
The second panel included Meenalochani Kumar, senior director and global design lead, Leadership and Executive Development at Sutherland Global; Shilpi Saxena, head of HR and L&D, Kurlon Ltd; Prem Singh, president, Global HR, Wockhardt Limited; Vijay Deshpande, vice president and head of human resource, JK Tyre and Industries Limited; and Raja Reddy, head of marketing, Servier. The topic of discussion for the second panel was ‘integrating diversity at workplace’.
The panel threw light on various problems the companies face while managing people from diverse cultures.
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