Unconference: Chapter #18

A leader plays the most crucial role in building a Collaborative Organisation, the right Direction is of utmost importance. Followed by Channels/platforms provided, and Interest to contribute and Affinity nurtured amongst team-members. DAIC is the norm to follow!

On Feb 26th 2019, we curated our 18th Unconference on ‘Building a Collaborative Organisation’. An event hosted by Vodafone Idea and Pace Setted by Ankur Warikoo, CEO, Nearbuy.

At Collaborative Climate, we promote Value of Collaboration at work and KoSolve is our Gamified Collaboration and Knowledge Management tool for organisations. Our Unconferences are Collaborative and Informal Peer-learning experiences we host with Sr Leaders across industries and functions.

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Here’s a summary about the Unconference #18.

Ankur Warikoo facilitated a discussion about what all a leader has to do to ensure that the team-members stay collaborated. From ways to establishing trust to setting a culture of understanding & transparency. Also the aspects that inhibit collaboration and how to overcome them. Aspects such as hostility, unhealthy competition, knowledge flow bottle-necks, infrastructure etc.

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The Unconferencers were:

    1. Abhay Parashar, Circle Retail Head at Vodafone Idea Limited
    2. Abhishek Srivastava, HRBP North and South at Aditya Birla Payments Bank
    3. Angira Agarwal, Circle VIBS Head at Vodafone Idea Limited
    4. Arvinder Singh, Circle Business Head at  Vodafone Idea Limited
    5. Farhan Shahid, Region HR Head at Sodexo
    6. Joypratip Sengupta, Circle Sales Head at Vodafone Idea Limited
    7. Misha Rai, GM Circle HR at Vodafone Idea
    8. Mohit Khanna, MD at Lloyd Insulations
    9. Natasha Sharma, Client Relations Lead at KoSolve Pvt Ltd
    10. Neehar Chaturvedi, Circle Network Head at Vodafone Idea Limited
    11. Nikhil Taneja, CHRO at S Chand
    12. Pamesh Gupta, Circle Operations Head at Vodafone Idea Limited
    13. Parag Bhattacharyya, Circle Commercial Head at Vodafone Idea Limited
    14. Priyank Bajpai, Head Talent and Capability at Vodafone Idea
    15. Puja Mehra, Circle Customer Service Head at Vodafone Idea Limited
    16. Ravi Swaroop, Circle Marketing Head at Vodafone Idea Limited
    17. Sandeep Das, GM HR at Aditya Birla Payments Bank
    18. Sandeep Kumar, HR and IR Head at Sodexo
    19. Shikha Rastogi, President and Group HR Head at ITV Network
    20. Shweta Sharma, Founder at Collaborative Climate and KoSolve Pvt Ltd
    21. Suneel Thakur, DGM Risk and BCM at VFS Global
    22. Sunil Pathak, Director HR at Cadence
    23. Usha Srivastava, Circle HR & A Head at Vodafone Idea Limited

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Collective Feedback Quote:

We are glad that we joined today’s session; it was extremely helpful.

We thank team at Vodafone Idea, esp Usha Srivastava and Ankur Warikoo for co-creating the great experience. And of course the Unconferencers!

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If you’d like to be part of our Unconferences, please mail us at contact@collaborativeclimate.com or support@kosolve.com

The Perfect Collaboration Tool

The Perfect Collaboration Tool

Team members not only can be clueless on what to collaborate on but also often lack resources to connect and collaborate with others.

Whether the team’s are spread far and wide or knit close geographically, using technology can be an effective method to enable this collaboration.

Features to look for in a collaboration tool:

1- Conversation enabler across functions & geographies

2- Knowledge-sharing in real-time

3- Gamification for Employee Engagement

4- Archives with easy-to-search functionality

5- Organisational-mood tracking

6- Analytics to gauge performance

If you’re looking for such a Collaboration Tool, write to us for a demo of KoSolve. Email us at– support@kosolve.com or contact@collaborativeclimate.com

Unconference: Chapter #17

As per our recent survey on ‘need for tech-solutions at work’, 100% of the respondents agreed that using a tech-solution increases their productivity while only 29% of the respondents felt they are keeping up with the Tech-trends!

On January 11th, 2019 we organised 17th Unconference on ‘Adoption of Technology’ which was Hosted by IndusInd Bank and Pace Setted by RV Dinakar, Practice Leader – Human Capital Management at IBM.

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At Collaborative Climate, we promote Value of Collaboration at work and KoSolve is our Gamified Collaboration and Knowledge Management tool for organisations. Our Unconferences are Collaborative and Informal Peer-learning experiences we host with Sr Leaders across industries and functions.

Here’s a summary about the Unconference #17.

RV Dinakar facilitated a discussion where he addressed:

Need for defining business challenge, Setting processes such as Acceptance Testing etc once a tech-solution is identified, Approach to Technology Model -> ‘Technology-Design-Implementation-Engagement’, Building a Change Management team, Ways to highlight benefits to the end-user, Enabling Collaboration between Business and IT Teams, Using an Agile Iterative Approach and much more

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The Unconferencers were:

  1. Abhay Kapoor, HR Head (North) at Amazon
  2. Amit Narula, Zonal Head at IndusInd Bank
  3. Arun Karna, MD at AT&T India
  4. Manish Singhal, Head HR Analytics at Apollo LogiSolutions
  5. Misha Rai, GM Circle HR at Vodafone Idea
  6. Mohit Khanna, MD at Lloyd Insulations
  7. Namrata Bhraguwar, Associate Director IT at Indigo
  8. Noor us Saba Alam, Head of Research at Egon Zehnder
  9. Priyank Bajpai, Head Talent and Capability at Vodafone Idea
  10. Puja Kaishap, Associate Director at KPMG
  11. Ranjiv Kapur, MD at Anil Agencies
  12. Sandeep Das, GM HR at Aditya Birla Payments Bank
  13. Sandeep Tyagi, Director HR and L&D at Samsung Electronics
  14. Saurabh Sharma, Sr Manager Talent Acquisition at Ericsson
  15. Talish Ahmed, Management Trainee at Apollo LogiSolutions
  16. Usha Srivastava, HR and Admin Head at Vodafone Idea

And team at Collaborative Climate and KoSolve Pvt Ltd.

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Collective Feedback Quote:

This was a very useful and informative discussion, we look forward to the next one.

We thank team at IndusInd, esp Amit Narula and RV Dinakar for co-creating the great experience. And of course the Unconferencers!

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At FICCI HR Conference

On 19th and 20th November 2018, KoSolve team participated in the HR Conference by FICCI, Delhi, India. The theme of the conference was – ReDesigning HR in the Era of Disruptive Technology.

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We started with a half-day workshop on Big Data and HR Analytics for Sr Leaders across industries. Workshop was facilitated by Ms Shweta Sharma, Founder KoSolve Pvt Ltd and Collaborative Climate, on 19th November.

Click here to know more about the workshop: http://ficcihrconference.com/file6.html

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Mr Adwait Hebbar, Head Corporate Services at IndusInd Bank, presented the case-study of KoSolve deployment at IndusInd Bank on Nov 20th (Day 2). The problem statement at IndusInd and how KoSolve contributed as a tech-solution.

There were various on-floor activities too that were conducted with the delegates to share benefits of KoSolve.

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KoSolve is a Gamified and Artificially Intelligent online platform for organisations to find in-time and real-time solutions and ideas from within the organisation. It connects and collaborates the employees to share workplace issues/challenges on the tasks/projects they are working on. The objective is to promote solution-finding and idea-generation.

Write to us at support@kosolve.com for a demo or reach us at 88266-86892.

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Match’em like Lego?

Match'em Like Lego

If only it were as easy as Lego Blocks to just instantly know each team-member and match them up for tasks and projects!

Here are some steps for leaders:

1.Create a template where each team-member can pin-up their knowledge, skills and passion (something that they are really excited to pursue or develop in themselves).

2.Ask them to fill it and have a one-to-one discussion with them to understand more and fill in your remarks on the side.

3.Feel free to share this with everybody within the team so that they understand each other more.

4.Keep a (fun) periodic review of this and do refer to this in meetings or when assigning tasks/projects.

Reach us at contact@collaborativeclimate.com to know more about how we design and deliver Gamified Organisation Development Solutions to promote Value of Collaboration for Higher Productivity and Engagement at work!

 

Free-willed Collaboration

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Collaboration requires free-will of attempts and task-completion. Independence, Innovation and Free Thinking can’t breed in constricted regimes and routines. Such regimes can not only add stress but also self-doubt making team-work ineffective.

This is how leaders can have Collaboration going without constricting regimes.

Get to know your members and help them focus on their brighter side, show faith and patience in that.

Let all team-members appreciate and monitor each other’s strengths over set periods of time.

Build a community of problem resolution and solution finding for tasks and projects.

Create opportunities for a win-win for all through different Rewards & Recognition programs.

Reach us at contact@collaborativeclimate.com to know more about how we design and deliver Gamified Organisation Development Solutions to promote Value of Collaboration for Higher Productivity and Engagement at work!

How to use Technology?

How to use Technology

Technology has facilitated communication and even collaboration to some extent. Filling yours and your team’s work-space with communication/collaboration tools is not enough; the purpose may be lost!

Here are some of the tips for leaders to maximise communication/collaboration from the online tools with team-members:

— Define your reasons and opportunities, know why you need such tools.

— Hunt & select the tool(s) that best fit yours and yours team-member’s needs & comfort.

— Adoption of technology can be difficult at start, so give it time and efforts.

Reach us at contact@collaborativeclimate.com to know more about how we design and deliver Gamified Organisation Development Solutions to promote Value of Collaboration for Higher Productivity and Engagement at work!

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Workplace Annoyance

Workplace Annoyance

Annoying, Irritating, Disturbing, Displeasing, Bothering – some of the terms we use to describe some of the co-workers we don’t like.

For coffee-table gossip, this may seem like a light-hearted conversation but  it can have a cascading effect on overall morale and culture at work.

Some steps for leaders to correct this phenomena:

— Create once a month/fortnightly forums for your team-members to let go off the steam collectively. Let them vent and listen in a safe space.

— Guide them to be careful with their thoughts and words.

— Help them see each other’s perspectives and give time to cool down.

— If a member is too stubborn, discuss separately.

Reach us at contact@collaborativeclimate.com to know more about how we design and deliver Gamified Organisation Development Solutions to promote Value of Collaboration for Higher Productivity and Engagement at work!

 

Do they listen during meetings?

Do they listen during meetings

Through our surveys and experiences, we have learnt that poor meetings at work are a common-place. There are many factors that make a poor meeting so, and one of the highest rated factors is when ‘members are more interesting in talking than listening to understand.’

Some tips for Leaders to facilitate sound listening skills during meetings:

-Encourage reflection on each other’s point.

-Collectively highlight the positives of points instead of dismissing them on face-value.

-Write down the common vision and task on a board or slide where everybody can see and remind self about the end-goal & largely talk about that only.

Reach us at contact@collaborativeclimate.com to know more about how we design and deliver Gamified Organisation Development Solutions to promote Value of Collaboration for Higher Productivity and Engagement at work!

Holding Grudges & Grievances?

Holding Grudges & Grievances

Long-lasting Grudges and Grievances at work are such a common-place.

The waves they create can have torrential impact on future of organisation & the professional(s) who hold them.

3C Step-Approach is one of our suggested Models for Leaders to handle this:

  1. Create a regular Schedule to formally dedicate time and efforts to handle them.
  2. Categorize to filter and to know the types of Grudges/Grievances members carry.
  3. Call for collective solution(s) to acknowledge and bring focus towards future.

Reach us at contact@collaborativeclimate.com to know more about how we design and deliver Gamified Organisation Development Solutions to promote Value of Collaboration for Higher Productivity and Engagement at work!