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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

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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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

Unconference: Chapter #14

Diversity is a great opportunity: to know, to learn, to grow more.

The Unconference #14 brought this great opportunity to the Unconferencers in an electrifying way!

On October 27, 2017, we hosted the fourteenth Unconference at LinkedIn with Sr Leaders joining us from diverse backgrounds. We discussed ways for ‘Becoming a Great Place for Work’.

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

Here’s a glimpse to the Unconference #14:

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Ankur Warikoo, CEO at Nearbuy, fabulously Pace Setted this discussion and marvelled all with his methods to engage as he applied Design Thinking principles. He opened the forum with: What are the actionables to build a company where people love to work? Everybody penned their thoughts on the Post-its and a fascinating discussion followed.

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We talked about various aspects such as:

Creating Sense for Belongingness, Types of Pulse Surveys, Ways to Reinforce Positivity, 360 Degree Feedback and Listening Forums and much more!

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The Unconferencers were:

  1. Arun Karna – MD, AT&T India
  2. Aruna Sharma – India Head RPO, Randstad
  3. Dev Jha – HR Head, Videocon
  4. Dhiraj Ahuja – Director of Operations, Orane International
  5. Dr Sarandeep Singh – Chairman, WEE Foundation and Founder Speed Leadership
  6. Deepak Bharara – Founding Member – ICPI, People AtoZ and Chief Collaborator at Collaborative Climate
  7. Ewelina Janus – Director, Aravindam and Hult Prize India
  8. Dr Lokesh Abrol – Director, Aravindam and Hult Prize India
  9. Manik Nangia – Director Marketing and Chief Digital Officer, Max Life
  10. Praful Tickoo – AI, Machine Learning and Digital Lead, Genpact
  11. Harsh Arya – OD and CSR Chief General Manager, JBM
  12. Ranji Abraham – Director HR, Delphi
  13. Ranjiv Kapur – Ex-CEO, Concorde Motors
  14. Saba Alam – Talent Acquisition Leader, LinkedIn
  15. Shaurya Singh – Sales Head (India), LinkedIn Learning Solutions
  16. Ankit Khanna – Regional Account Manager, LinkedIn
  17. Rohit Kalsy – Sales Head North, LinkedIn Talent Solutions
  18. Sumita Tandon – Sr HR Business Partner Asia Pacific, LinkedIn
  19. Runa Ahlawat – Sr Marketing and PR Leader, Polaris India

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Collective Feedback Quote:

It was a fabulous experience here and we look forward to the upcoming Unconferences!

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We thank team at LinkedIn, esp Saba Alam and Ankur Warikoo 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

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

UNCONFERENCE: CHAPTER #12

Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Gamification these are some of the disciplines that we have become familiar with only in this decade.

And they are already transforming us – from shaping our perspectives to threatening jobs – absolutely carving the way we have been working all along!!

On April 28th 2017, we concluded our Unconference #12 with the topic – ‘Data and HR Analytics’. This was to facilitate another Collaborative and Informal-Peer Learning Experience with Senior Leaders, and what a fantastic experience it was!

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

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For the Unconference, Business and HR Leaders from different organisations again came together to learn and share the best-practices and trends on ‘Data and HR Analytics’.

Pace Setter – Gaurav Vasu | Global Market Intelligence and Analytics Lead, did a fantastic job of initiating an interactive session. He kick-started the conversation with a Pre Assessment for all  to assess the Maturity of their Organisation on the Stages of Analytics they are ready for.

He addressed questions, articulated perspectives on a range of areas we discussed.

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All of the Unconferencers had so much to share and talk about,   such as Analytics for:

Attrition Prediction, Social Impact, Hiring, Happiness Quotient at Work, Becoming a World-class Leader, Work-place Wellness, etc.

 

The Unconferencers were:

Aman Khattar | Global Lead Client Onboarding & KYC at Saxo Bank

Anuj Taneja | DVP HR at HDFC Bank

Anupam Dutta | Director at Headway BPO Solutions

Arun Karna | MD at AT&T India

Bela Soni | Market Research Manager at HCL Technologies

Gaurav Vasu | Global Market Intelligence and Analytics Lead at HCL Technologies

Lagan Kochhar | Chief Collaborator at Collaborative Climate

Praful Tickoo | Talent Analytics Lead at Genpact

Sandeep Kumar | AVP HR at Sodexo

Shweta Sharma | Founder at Collaborative Climate

Vishal Chadha | Global Business Leader at HCL Technologies

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Quick Feedback Quotes:

Arun Karna: This was a great learning experience and a very good use of time.

Bela Soni: It was a very insightful and productive session.

Praful Tickoo: A great session and also great to discuss the social impact we can create through Analytics.

Sandeep Kumar: Wanted to learn about Analytics and the latest too, and this was a great session for that.

Vishal Chadha: Very good experience here.

We thank HCL Technologies for Hosting and Sponsoring the event.

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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 participants at a time) 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

Unconference: Chapter #11

The wonderful thing about learning is that when we go through it, we feel humbled and even ecstatic by the enlightenment!

On January 20th 2017, we concluded our Unconference #11 with the topic of Innovations in HR and what a great Collaborative and Informal Learning experience really.

Click to read NEWS Coverage of Unconference #11 by ANI NEWS and by Business Standard.

Business and HR Leaders from different organisations again came together to brainstorm best-practices along with must-do practices for the range of innovations required in HR and for People Development.

As the Pace Setter, Mr Alok Narain | Executive Vice President – HR at Quatrro Global Services | facilitated a great discussion and shared his thoughts too.

We thank Mr Narain and team at Quatrro for Hosting and Sponsoring the event.

Here’s an excerpt of the discussion:

Mr Narain opened the discussion by some relevant and deep questions to pique everybody’s thought-process and also shared different methods they apply to be an Innovative HR such as: widely asking employees on ‘what can be their significant contribution to Quatrro’ – this helps them in encouraging and engaging the employees.

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Mr Sabih Kidwai, Director HR at Schneider, helped in seeing how HR is a catalyst in not only helping the people of the organisation but also in assisting Business take right decisions.

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Mr Gaurav Vasu, Lead – Global Market Intelligence and Analytics at HCL, talked about their initiative ‘Ideapreneurship’ for internal seeding, at HCL, of thoughts and ideas that are further even taken up as full-fledged businesses. He shared example of Air BNB that how they encourage and engage employees and offer Innovative HR.

Mr Ajay Tyagi, Ex CHRO at Dalmia Group, reflected that Innovation means different things to different people and organisations and Mr Rupinder Singh, AVP L&D at Ameriprise, added here how problem solving is different from innovation and that how it appeals to different parts of the brain, of course, the latter enlightens the humor quotient and encourages light-heartedness. He talked about Ideashare at Ameriprise where they give Private and Protected environment and space to employees to ideate and innovate.

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Mr Sandeep Kumar, AVP HR at Sodexo, shared various methods he has applied as part of his assignments in HR from hiring to gifts to employees. Such as once they decided not to hire engineers from top schools for certain reasons and that it actually helped them increase productivity and loyalty quotient within the company. He added that whatever you do, do with heart and spirit and own it together.

Mr Mayuk Dasgupta, Head Projects & Alliances at Aditya Birla Group, mentioned his research in organisational culture and that how innovation is part of the entire culture itself. Here leaders play a very important role in facilitating innovation and in doing things differently.

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Mr Anil Rathore, Ex CHRO at Indiabulls, added that for every innovation there’s a necessity first and there are actually levels for innovation, first being ‘need’ and second being ‘desire to change the status quo’.

Mr Deepak Bharara, Ex CHRO Lanco and Chief Collaborator at Collaborative Climate, added that HR is an enabler and he talked about various Rewards and Recognition systems they created in order to encourage Innovation.

Ms Bela Soni, Manager – Market Intelligence at HCL, talked about the need for creating innovative HR systems for the millennials and the role of technology. She also shared that how effective Data Analytics helps create innovative solutions.

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Mr Anupam Dutta, Director at Headway BPO Solutions, shared that they focus a lot on the needs of their employees and listen to their concerns intently to offer innovative solutions to them.

Ms Shweta Sharma, Founder at Collaborative Climate, mentioned that Collaboration is always at the core of Innovation as Innovation may happen in silo, but can only be taken further with a strong eco-system of people to support and forward it. She also shared that how at Solomo Media they even have a pet-dog that helps lighten the environment and encourages an Innovative Spirit overall (refer to Mr Singh’s note above on functions of brain when Innovating).

Mr Rajesh Kumar, VP Corporate Affairs at Vodafone, talked about his book that he’s writing on building world-class organisations and that how Innovation is an important element in that.

Quick Feedback Quotes:

Mr Narain: I look forward to more such sessions and even hosting them.

Mr Kidwai: It was a great experience here.

Mr Vasu: I have so much to take back; would love to host an Unconference at HCL.

Mr Kumar: I glad I came here.

Mr Dasgupta: This was a great session, look forward to next one.

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The Unconferences that we host are a medium to facilitate Collaborative and Informal Peer-learning; and we don’t charge our guests for that! These are small group (up to 15 participants at a time) 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

Unconference: Chapter #10

When experiences come together for real and with whole heart, you have a beautiful future in the making! This is exactly what we experienced at the last Unconference #10.

On December 2nd, 2016, we organised and moderated the Unconference #10 and the topic of discussion was –

Business Transformation through Learning & Development.

Click here to read the NEWS Coverage by ANI NEWS or copy-paste this link in the browser’s URL – http://bit.ly/2gSSvZx

For our Unconferences, we invite Business and HR Leaders from across organizations and industries to discuss relevant topics pertaining to People Development in an Organization. We also have Pace Setters to set the pace for the discussion and invite responses.

This time, the Host and Sponsor was Jindal Steel & Power.

Mr Saurabh Wadhwa, Head L&D at IndusInd Consumer Banking, was the Pace Setter and shared his remarkable practices and thoughts on how strong L&D Processes and Methods can really shape a Business for the better. He floated the discussion with the common norm that ‘Why Training Doesn’t Work’. He shared that let the learners feel that they’ve earned the learning and don’t pass it on to them just because they should attend a learning event/forum. He further elaborated on how they make this happen at IndusInd for that strong ‘Pull Factor’ and the amazing results this has brought. Click here to read a glimpse into this.

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Mr Raj Nehru, Director HR at Schneider Electric, talked about need to redefine and realign the function and purpose of L&D and that we should stop solving 21st Century problems with 20th Century tools. He spoke about establishing Learning Labs and that Business should become sponsor to learning interventions.

Mr Sandeep Tyagi, Director HR at Samsung Electronics, shared that we excessively focus on internally branding our learning interventions. So much so that we have an internal advertising agency that helps create the brand for wholesome Engagement and Involvement.  He also mentioned that Informal Learning is going to be a big wave now and that for Business Transformation this should be explored in depth.

Mr Sanjeev Tripathi, Head HR at Osram, talked about their method of Engaging and Involving people to bring effectiveness and impact. They encourage people to share their success stories and collate statistics of success stories post a Learning Intervention. This has created a great hype amongst people and they actively share their stories and even look forward to attending the next Learning Event!

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Mr Anil Rathore, Group Head HR at Indiabulls, shared that they have renamed and reimagined their internal Training Centres as ‘Experience Centres’. He intently said that to make L&D effective, there are 3 Players – Culture, Learner and Facilitator. Here Culture and Environment play 60% role, learner 30% and facilitator only 10% whereas we pay so much emphasis on a facilitator only. And this is why their ideology of ‘Experience Centres’ brings the impact.

Mr Rajan Singhal, Director HR at RJ Corp, mentioned that in his company we let the Divisional Heads become the Trainer for grooming and developing employees. This brings maximum effectiveness and impact. He also shared his experience from Pepsico when he led HR there: that we focused on these areas for Learning and Development – Simulations, Skills Based Training Programs, Peer Based Learning and Electronic Library. This was to provide a wholesome learning experience.

Ms Shweta Sharma, Founder at Collaborative Climate, shared that she creates Game-based learning designs to create Self-Paced, Self-Directed Learning and how that adds to the Pull Factor and supports Business Transformation through L&D. She added that we should drive research based leaning interventions and not just focus on general and shallow learning content. Only research based, relevant content can bring the transformation that a business seeks. Moreover, Businesses must actively support the L&D endeavours and not treat L&D Division as a separate and independent event management entity.

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Mr Kshitij Mehta, Head L&D India at Grofers, expressed that we should also experiment with concepts such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and more methods that go beyond limiting the learning to one space such as classroom only. He also emphasized on the importance of conducting a thorough Training Needs Analysis to enable the transformation.

Mr Subhankar Ghose, Chief People Officer at Zoom Insurance Brokers, mentioned that Business Leaders should at all costs let the training sessions be seriously considered and just should not pull out their team-members while the sessions run and encourage participation and application. There should be a thorough Train The Trainer too in order to ensure constant understanding.

Ms Aparna Sethi, Assistant Professor OB-HR at Ansal University, shared that she extensively resorts to a Blended Learning approach to create effective learning experience. She encourages her students to create their own videos, take selfies or use the resources outside the classroom to help them practice and create their own learning plus it adds fun to the entire learning experience. She mentioned that Businesses too can use such methods to bring effectiveness and transformation.

Many other insights added and shared by more HR Leaders such as:

Ms Perineeta Malhotra, GM L&D at Quatrro

Ms Nidhi Jain, Sr Manager HR at Quatrro

Mr Subhankar Ghose, Chief People Officer at Zoom Insurance Brokers

Dr (Major) Rupinder Kaur, GM L&D at Securitas, Chief Collaborator and Ex Partner at Collaborative Climate

Mr Deepak Bharara, Ex CHRO at Lanco and Chief Collaborator at Collaborative Climate

Ms Poonam Verma, Ex HR Head at Hi-Tech Robotics Systems and Chief Collaborator at Collaborative Climate

Ms Garima Gulati, VP HR at Client Associates

Quick Feedback Quotes:

Mr Tyagi: It’s always a pleasure to attend the Unconferences by Collaborative Climate; really appreciate the great initiative.

Mr Nehru: I loved the concept.

Mr Wadhwa: It was a great experience here. Look forward to more.

Mr Singhal: I learnt so much here; many thanks for this forum.

Mr Tripathi: This is a great forum, please keep it up.

Mr Rathore: Am glad I attended this session. Continue the good work.

Mr Mehta: I loved this Unconference.

Mr Ghose: I totally enjoyed my time here; felt so free in expressing and receiving knowledge.

Ms Sethi: This was a fantastic experience; am taking back so much.

Ms Jain: It was great to be part of this session.

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The Unconferences that we host are a medium to facilitate Collaborative and Informal Peer-learning; and we don’t charge our guests for that! These are small group (up to 15 participants at a time) 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