The Culture Times

Culture: The fraction of a difference between Good and Great

As per an HBR study1, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist since 2000. Staggering isn’t it? Even the big ones aren’t safe. With the world becoming digital, connected, and smaller by … Read More

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Leading & Scaling High-Performance Teams – Vishal Naithani, Head HR Shuttl

I am sharing some personal learnings on effectively Leading high-performance teams that have worked for me & what I have experienced working with Leaders who I have looked up to over the years. Honing and developing some of these will … Read More

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Unlocking hidden productivity with Collaboration

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”  – Babe Ruth1 Collaboration … Read More

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Develop leaders for a self-propagating culture

“A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible”.  – Simon Sinek1 Competent leadership has … Read More

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For Innovation to succeed, one must embrace failure

Organizations begin with an idea and ideas are what make an organization. This whole process of inventing and reinventing is what innovation stands for. ‘Think Different ’ was a campaign run by Apple in 1997, which had the following slogan defining … Read More

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Agility of a Cheetah: What organizations seek

“Success is no longer about changing strategies more often, but having the agility to execute multiple strategies concurrently. And success requires CEOs to develop the right leadership capabilities, workforce skills, and corporate cultures to support digital transformation.” – Pierre Nanterme, … Read More

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From Rs. 200 to Rs. 30 Cr: Culture is your bamboo tree

On a particularly dismal day of 1990, a 17-year-old boy arrived at the Bandra station in Mumbai. An acquaintance of his had promised him a job. The boy had abandoned his studies after class 10th to support his seven siblings and … Read More

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Growth and Development is the only constant for new-age companies

“An organization’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage.” — Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO1 In today’s fast-paced world, the growth of a company is intertwined with that of its employees. … Read More

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Create right habits for a true High-Performance culture

“We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.”  – Pete Cashmore, CEO Mashable1 In today’s world of globalization and competition, Darwin’s theory about “survival of the fittest” stands true for the organizational setting … Read More

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Wellbeing: An apple a day, not enough to make an employee stay

“We are embedding health and wellbeing at the heart of our business strategy because our people are our greatest asset, and we recognize that a healthy, happy and committed workforce is vital to our business success.”11  – Alex Gourlay, Co-Chief … Read More

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Ownership: the mindset shift from ‘company’s work’ to ‘my work’

“In our experience, we have seen that accountability or ownership matters as much as anything else people do on the job. It means that everyone makes a personal commitment to achieving the organization’s results. Creating the right culture is not … Read More

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Organization’s communication patterns feed into its culture

“We treat employees as units of productivity, workers to do our bidding. We interact with people but don’t form relationships. Unsurprisingly when we treat people this way they do not feel empowered or motivated.” – Be Understood or Be Overlooked, … Read More

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Give employees a sense of purpose to have the fastest rowing boat

“We know we need to deliver the kind of top-tier financial results our investors, associates, and all our stakeholders expect. And we also know something else. We know we need to do it with a sense of purpose, a moral … Read More

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Organisation’s Core lies in its Human Capital

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.” – Anne … Read More

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Culture: Whose cheese is it to move?

It was around mid of March 2018 when the news of two senior-level executives from Nike quitting came out. This came out as a result of behavioral misconduct by a select few managers ad executives. What followed was a greater … Read More

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Productivity vs. Efficiency: Maximizing the energy you possess

In a small town near the banks of river Ganga stood a modest house. The woman who had called this house home for fifty years was sitting on a chair. She stared at the trees where her children played, the … Read More

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GetMyParking

GetMyParking’s change in Workplace Experience led to a boost in employee productivity

Problem Context GetMyParking(GMP) is a leading Smart Parking platform for smart cities. GMP’s end-to-end digitization platform provides a real-time bird’s eye view of all parking information to urban commuters, parking management companies, and the city administration. GMP’s founding team needed … Read More

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$$$ to the bottom line: Tangible value of culture

In the ancient mythological text of Mahabharata, an anecdote is narrated about Guru Dronacharya. The teacher of archery was accused by his students of showing favoritism towards Arjuna. The teacher simply summoned his students and asked them to aim for … Read More

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Measure culture and master the force of your organization

In April of the year 2008, the International Atomic Energy Agency was put on high alert. There had been a nuclear leak. What was more disturbing was that the leak occurred in November of the previous year and it had … Read More

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If Freud were to analyze your organization

Over a thousand Indian start-ups were launched in the year 2017. Just like newborn babies, these companies took birth with a baton to carve a future better than today. As with a newborn, people are more focused on what new … Read More

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Changing Culture: An evolution of the mindset

In the year of 1972, a small village in the state of Maharashtra faced a severe drought. While the entire village was in shambles, a majority population was fleeing to nearby villages for petty jobs. Those who stayed were seeking … Read More

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Seldom Do Startups Look Inwards: Sanjeev Verma, VP – HR at STT GDC India

Talk to any startup Co-Founder about his people-related challenges. The key challenge that most of them would tell you is that ‘I am facing difficulty in attracting and retaining the right talent‘. Culturro’s team was in conversation with Sanjeev Verma, … Read More

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It’s Easier To Create The Right Culture At The Beginning: Vandana Sharma, StartupPeopleConsulting

A startup founder is typically trying to solve an existing problem through a new business model. He/she is focused on their lean resources, they are in a continuous race against time, busy scanning the environment and competition, watchful of the … Read More

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Wellbeing Can Be A Strong Differentiator For Any Organisation: Lipika Verma, Schneider Electric

‘Changing Workforce Dynamics’ is a critical concern across startups in India. As more millennials join the ecosystem, understanding and deciphering this new age workforce becomes not only critical but also imperative. Millennials think and work differently. Their value set is … Read More

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Culture is the DNA of an Organization: Vanishri Deshpande, ConnectEcho Talent Advisors

The dictionary meaning of DNA is, ‘what makes you uniquely you’. The DNA of every individual is unique and is the first differentiator besides all the other qualities that may make him or her unique. Interesting isn’t it? But how … Read More

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