Disha 2015, Day 4: Sophos – Mr. Sujitesh Das, Vice President – Strategic Human Resources, Microland

Sujitesh

In an interactive session with the students of TAPMI, Mr. Sujitesh Das, Vice President – Strategic HR, Microland, spoke about culture, business implications and talent value proposition. He started by talking about India and its culture, presenting various facts and figures about India’s diversity to help them understand the complexity of our country. He told the students that they are in the right place at the right time, as the world is looking up to India and that we should be proud of it. According to him, Indians are at a better stead in entering a world, which is heading to more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous territories.

He alluded this to the cultural conditioning of Indians. Culture varies from one nation to the other. He compared it with organisations and said that organisational culture acts as differentiator from one company to the other. He then went on to describe why Indians are best suited for the VUCA world. Accepting high level of uncertainty is a way of life in India and we accept that the ambiguity will remain. In this process, Indians develop a high tolerance for complex events and don’t wait for the perfect thing to happen. Culturally, not many countries operate like this. Indian workforce hence is at an advantageous position.

Translating this advantage is what we should look at. He then talked about talent value proposition and its importance in business scenarios. He explained about the unique talent value proposition of Microland. Employee is at the centre of talent management in Microland. He went on to explain that talent retention depends on the match between brand promise and post joining experience. Hence, it’s imperative not to oversell the role during the recruitment process. He further talked about role enrichment and role rotation as tools to speed up the career growth of employees. He discussed about the various employee engagement initiatives and programs implemented at Microland, thereby providing the students a glimpse of his work environment.

To end with, he reminded the students that the focus should be on learning and the only place where earning comes before learning is in the dictionary. He signed off by wishing everyone a bright future.

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