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SDMIMD holds international E-conference

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Mysuru:  The top leaders need to change the overall attitude towards the workforce welfare in the new normal business, said Amit Kumar, the Vice President and Business Head Metering & Protection Systems L&T Electrical & Automation (A Unit of Schneider Electric India Private Limited).

He was addressing the audience during the inaugural function of the 9th International E-Conference on “Talent management and Leadership challenges in the new normal business,” at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD). According to him, to bring the normal work culture back in place, companies need to recognise the change in the attitude of the employees in the post-Covid era in order to achieve better employee productivity and engagement.

While welcoming the gathering, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director of SDMIMD, elaborated his experience and thoughts about the role of leadership in managing people for sustainable organisations. Earlier, while introducing the theme of the conference, Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, the Conference Chair, pointed out that in the new normal business, managing people is one of the major challenges for organisations, and thus, careful attention is to be paid towards the same.

Dr. Augustus Azariah, Vice President of Employee and Labour Relations for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa region, Kyndryl (an IBM spinoff) who also spoke on the occasion opined that, in the post-Covid era, management needs to be more sensitive towards the employees’ psychological issues and substantial planning is needed in this regard. Dr. Augustine, Chairman ACA Publishing House also spoke in the same line and emphasised on the need to take care of the people-related issues to facilitate in the process of corporate goal achievement. In the valedictory address, Vipin Kumar K. C., Chief Human Resources Officer, Jindal Aluminium Ltd. has stressed on the requirement of modifying the company practices, for the hybrid workforce.  He also emphasised that the leaders need to be learners and coaches and need to redefine the performance goals of the employees, in order to do business in the new normal era. Dr. S. N. Prasad, Deputy Director, SDMIMD, said that HR function would be very crucial for any organisation in this uncertain environment.

The Conference was attended by more than 100 participants. Issues such as remote working, work life balance, online learning, stress management, motivation and leadership challenges, have been discussed.

Prior to the conference, an online workshop was also organised on “Team building, conflict management and leadership issues in the post-Covid era.”

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