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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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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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A Collective Mission

A Collective Mission

Mission statements are directly proportionate to the vision of the organisation, and thus individual divisions and teams. While defining vision is mostly a singular effort, mission statements can be a collective one.

It’s important that the people who are on the mission are able to relate to each statement and feel the drive to execute them!

When building Mission Statements, a leader must:

— Engage the core team-members in drafting (not copy-pasting from competitors). These team-members must also be great influencers and should know the pulse of the organisation and other members.

— Be open to creating multiple drafts before finalising. No harm in reconsidering the Mission when it must equate with the Strategy.

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!

UNCONFERENCE: CHAPTER #15

There’s no end to learning, not for anyone, no matter how learned. Constant learning humbles and strengthens!

We experienced this in Unconference #15 at IBM this March 9th, 2018. The topic of discussion was HR Analytics, a strongly emerging field. In the discussion, we had Unconferencers from diverse back-grounds and functions. All gathered to explore the topic intensely.

At Collaborative Climate, we promote Value of Collaboration at work for Higher Productivity & Engagement, and to Lower Stress & Hostility. Our Unconferences are Collaborative and Informal Peer-learning experiences we host with Sr Leaders across domains.

Here’s a glimpse to the Unconference #15:

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Praful Tickoo, Lead Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Digital Transformation at Genpact, wonderfully Pace Setted the absolutely rich discussion.

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He kick-started the forum with ‘What is HR Analytics?’, moving towards ‘Why HR Analytics’, ‘How to do HR Analytics’ and finally ‘Best Practices & Examples’.

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Everybody reflected on each of these areas and threw questions to the forum and addressed each other’s questions/doubts. A true Collaborative and Peer Learning Experience indeed!

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The Unconferencers were:

  1. Aamir Jariwala – Lead India Start-up & VC Ecosystem, Amazon
  2. Adwait Hebbar – Head CSR & Corporate Affairs, IndusInd
  3. Anirudh Singh – Head Advanced Analytics, Evalueserve
  4. Arun Karna – MD, AT&T India
  5. Ewelina Janus – Director, Hult Prize India and Aster
  6. Deepak Malhotra – Global Campaign Leader, ADM Innovation, IBM
  7. Faisal Husain – Associate Director, KPMG
  8. Gurpreet Singh – Regional People Development Leader, APAC, Orange
  9. Kamal Kumar – Director HR, Dhanuka Agritech
  10. Manish Singhal – Head HR Analytics, ALS Group
  11. Mayuk Dasgupta – Head Projects & Alliances, Aditya Birla Group
  12. Nikhil Taneja – CHRO, S Chand Publishing
  13. Rajiv Gupta – Director Technology & Distinguished Engineer, Arris
  14. Ranjeet Oak – Chief Business Officer, Make My Trip
  15. Ranjiv Kapur – MD, Anil Agencies
  16. Rahul – L&D Head, S Chand Publishing
  17. Richa Sharma – HR Lead, S Chand Publishing
  18. Saba Alam – Sr Talent Acquisition Leader, LinkedIn
  19. Sandeep Tyagi – Director HR, Samsung Electronics
  20. Saurabh Sharma – Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding Lead, Ericsson
  21. Shweta Sharma – Founder, Collaborative Climate

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Collective Feedback Quote:

This was an amazing exposure and learning on HR Analytics, we look forward to the next Unconference!

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We thank team at IBM, esp Deepak Malhotra and Praful Tickoo for co-creating the great experience. Last but not at all the least, the very forth-coming and open Unconferencers!

Look forward to more in this space and if you would like to be invited for an Unconference, please write to us at contact@collaborativeclimate.com

With Students at IILM College of Engineering & Technology

From IILM.JPGRecently, Shweta Sharma – Founder at Collaborative Climate, delivered a Guest Lecture at IILM College of Engineering & Technology.

Topic: Value of Collaboration

Addressed: Why & How Students to Collaborate; Benefits of Collaboration; and Collaborative Learning, Problem Solving and Innovations.

Feedback from Dr Ekta Saxena, Professor & Head Corporate Affairs & Placements:

Your interactive talk has immensely benefitted the students and us too. A zillion thanks!

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!

Unconference: Chapter #13

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilisation.” Mahatma Gandhi

We experienced this unity in our Unconference #13 this July 28th 2017. Here leaders from diverse backgrounds and functions joined us for an interactive discussion on:

‘ReSkilling Workforce for Future’ at AT&T, Gurugram, India.

It was a true Collaborative and Informal Learning experience where leaders shared not only their perspectives but also best-practices in their organisation!

At Collaborative Climate, we promote Value of Collaboration at work for Higher Productivity & Engagement, and to Lower Stress & Hostility.

Here’s a peep into the fabulous and intense dialogue:

Mr Arun Karna, Managing Director at AT&T India, wonderfully Pace Setted the discussion and shared with us their well thought and designed process of ReSkilling the workforce at AT&T. This process helped them not only identify the top future trending jobs but also motivated the employees to get themselves ReSkilled!

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Mr Deepak Malhotra, Service Area Leader at IBM, talked about the rise of Hybrid Workforces in the era of ReSkilling and that how ‘Stagnation’ not ‘Low Performance’ soon will be the reason for lay-offs. He also mentioned that future will belong to group of diversely-skilled freelancers rooting for a project.

Ms Noor us Saba Alam, Sr Talent Acquisition Leader at LinkedIn, highlighted that ReSkilling is also ReNaming of old jobs that require new methods. She also talked about learning strategies required for ReSkilling workforce.

Mr Aamir Jariwala, from India Start-up and VC Eco-system at Amazon Web Services – also an Entrepreneur, Technologist & an Investor, shared his work about how they are working with Government to create strong platforms to ReSkill India. He also talked about how Amazon’s Value System plays an important role in motivating employees to get themselves ReSkilled.

Mr Sandeep Tyagi, Director HR at Samsung Electronics, shared about the various learning strategies they adopt at Samsung to ReSkill staff as per their different functions and job-roles.

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Mr Shaurya Pratap Singh, Sales Head at LinkedIn Learning Solutions, mentioned the increasing desire for Application of Learning as core of ReSkilling Workforce. In that he articulated about need for 10 days of pure learning followed by 1 year of application!

Mr Saurabh Sharma, Head Employer Branding and Sr Talent Acquisition Leader at Ericsson, talked about their practices at Ericsson for Learning Strategies as part of ReSkilling. He mentioned that Performance Management is also a very essential follow-up step post such learning events.

Mr Rajeev Sharma, Head Skill Development at JBM, shared about his work at the Ministry of Skill Development and the practices they follow.

Mr Jaipal Sharma, Sr Corp HR and Accounts Leader at Lumax, talked about their practice of categorising differently skilled workforce and so helping them perform.  

Ms Shweta Sharma, Founder Collaborative Climate, added that today’s technology is largely about Connecting people and that Collaborating Skilled people, within and outside the organisation is the next step to follow as part of truly actualizing ReSkilled Workforces.

 

Quick Feedback Quotes:

Mr Arun Karna: Am very glad to be part of the Unconferences the second time too.

Ms Noor us Saba: This was a fabulous discussion and I look forward to more.

Mr Aamir Jariwala: This was truly an unexpected fun-learning experience!

Mr Shaurya Pratap: A great session and experience.

Mr Rajeev Sharma: These 2 hrs of learning are far more productive than a one-day workshop.

Mr Saurabh Sharma: This is a wonderful initiative.

Mr Sandeep Tyagi: As always, an amazing Unconference.

Mr Jaipal Sharma: Wonderful experience; look forward to more.

Mr Deepak Malhotra: Am so glad I finally joined an Unconference by Collaborative Climate.

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The Unconferences that we curate are a medium to facilitate Collaborative and Informal Peer-learning; and we don’t charge the Unconferencers for that!

These are small group (up to 15 leaders) Exclusive and Informal get-togethers. We create real and meaty discussions so everybody gets to take back their share of authentic learning.

Look forward to more in this space and if you would like to be invited for an Unconference, please write to us at contact@collaborativeclimate.com

Collective Consciousness

Collective Consciousness

‘Collective Consciousness’ and ‘Group Think’ reflect how we all tend to think alike in a group during Problem Solving and Solution Finding.

3Es for Leaders to break-free from the negative or unproductive thoughts of the collective:

Embrace conflict

Encourage to find root-cause

Establish leadership and take charge

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!

Bobo Doll Experiment

Bobo Doll

Observational & Social Learning high-lighted in experiments such as Bobo Doll Experiment mention that a mind in forming stage is like a sponge!

In the Bobo Doll Experiment, the researchers from Stanford Uni studied the behaviors of children after they watched an adult model act aggressively towards a Bobo Doll. Result, these children too acted violently towards the Doll post their observation of the violent act.

Clearly, if the leaders want their members to collaborate, they must model that behaviour!

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!

Collaboration in Ladakh, India

Collaboration in Ladakh

“A Leader is someone who steps back from the entire system and tries to build a more collaborative, more innovative system that will work over the long term.” – Robert Reich

This quote on Leadership seems to be inspired from the work of Mr Sonam Wangchuk, who has reformed Ladakh and even parts of Jammu region in multiple ways.

He is Laureate of multiple National and International Awards & Honors: Governor’s Medal, Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Terra Award, UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture and many more.

Mr Wangchuk’s character was briefly depicted as Phunsuk Wangdu towards the end of the movie ‘3 Idiots’, and was played by Actor – Mr Aamir Khan.

Earlier this month, Ms Shweta Sharma, Founder – Collaborative Climate, met Mr Wangchuk and Mr Dilip Jain, Founders – SECMOL and HIAL: Students’ Education and Cultural Movement of Ladakh and Himalayan Institute of Alternatives respectively.

The objective was to launch the Leadership Development series for Top Leaders across industries.

Over his Bold yet Collaborative Leadership career of 30 years, Mr Wangchuk has facilitated Visions as he inspired the people of these regions. His work has spanned around:

  • Identifying Root Causes of Local Challenges
  • Creating (Very) Innovative Solutions for Long-term Reforms
  • Inspiring Stake-holders – Government Officials, Educationists, Students, Local People
  • Overcoming Extreme Challenges
  • Achieving and Setting Forth Again

In words of Ms Sharma, “Mr Wangchuk’s work is an inspiration to the Leaders who want to build better systems and in the process, bring people together in creating those better systems. We are glad to Collaborate with Mr Wangchuk and Mr Jain to facilitate Collaborative Leadership.”

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!