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5 reasons your Employee Engagement program will fail (hint: because it's a program)

The path to failure, as the old saying goes, is paved with good intentions. Nowhere have I found this adage truer than in some cases of organizations running employee engagement programs. (Warning: what you read further may induce depression) But first, the good news: I am sure a good number of fellow practitioners remember the time when the whole idea that a happy employee is good business sounded so much like a consultant trying to meet his budget.

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Get Culture Transformation right: Answer these 4 questions with a resounding "YES!" (and mean it)

Why all this talk of culture transformation now?
There is every indication that many of the changes which transformed the global industrial landscape in the past decade will only intensify in the coming one: heightened M&A activity, increased consolidation (leading to businesses getting hived off), Emerging Market Multinationals continuing their global foray, Organizations transforming drastically from inside-out as they feel the heat of competition and yet more changes in the technological landscape (emergence of Cloud Computing and Social Networking as factors, to name only two). These will continue to place ever greater demands on organizations to evolve at a fast pace.

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What Truly Inclusive And Diverse Organizations Do Differently

My previous article talked about why an organization which successfully attracts, welcomes and integrates individuals across myriad demographic spectra makes business sense.
Even organizations which need no convincing on this point are able to implement the diversity agenda with varying degrees of success. The yardstick I use to categorize an organization as truly inclusive or otherwise is a simple one: A resounding, unequivocal "YES" to the following 3 questions

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The 'Business Case' For Creating A More Diverse And Inclusive Company

I was recently part of a panel discussion hosted by an organization which works closely with individuals with special needs. We discussed ideas on what it will take for India to be a more inclusive society which successfully integrates differently abled individuals into the mainstream. While a lot got discussed in the forum- particularly, how much ground is still to be covered for India to be at par with more advanced nations, one thought which stayed with me after the discussion was on the role companies can play towards making India more inclusive and where they can pick up cues from.

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