Season 1: Re-imagining Manager Capability

With the nature of work and workplaces changing, managers will need to think and behave differently in the future. Employees and managers will be impacted by aspects of remote working, level of trust in organizations and management, own learning and skilling, dealing with the new known and unknown, and the value and economic impact of their work under deeper scrutiny, among others.

While some core aspects of the ‘manager’ role will not change, many other aspects will. What will particularly need a shift is the how of performing the role. How will a manager need to think and behave given challenges of productivity, delivery, employee engagement, capability building and integration of tasks and people?

This podcast season, we delve deeper into different aspects of this subject of managerial capability, and how organizations should re-think about it in their context.

S01 Ep01: Why Invest in Manager Capability Building?

There has always been a debate about both efficacy of and investment in managerial training. There is recognition that manager capability is key to smooth functioning of an organization. However, given the business challenges and economic environment in the next few months and years, is this really an area of focus for CEOS and CHROs?

Guest Speakers

Mr. Ayaskant Sarangi

Senior Vice President – Leadership & Talent Management, Wipro Limited

Mr. Anupam Sirbhaiya

Chief of Human Resources & Administration, Bajaj Finance Ltd

S01 Ep02: Is Organizational Performance and Agility Linked to Managerial Capability?

CEOs at the end of the day are worried about organizational performance. In these times, agility is also in focus. Pivot or Perish is much used and abused in the current context. Many CEOs believe that the middle layers of managers are not really required. Others differ.

Guest Speakers

Mr. Sunil Goyal

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sopra Steria India

Mr. Vikram Bector

President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Piramal Group

S01 Ep03: Addressing Learning Needs of Managers in Manufacturing.

While manager capability is critical in ensuring organizational effectiveness, it becomes even more critical in manufacturing organizations. The role of a manager in manufacturing has many different and added dimensions in comparison to say IT or ITES industry manager.

Guest Speakers

Mr. Parag Paranjpe

Chief Human Resources Officer, Pulp & Fibre Business (GRASIM) at Aditya Birla Group

Mr. Suresh Tripathi

Vice President – Human Resource Management, Tata Steel

S01 Ep04: What will Managers Need to Learn Now in the Changing Landscape?

While manager capability is critical in ensuring organizational effectiveness, what it means is changing rapidly over time. With the recent pandemic, it has perhaps changed significantly and for ever.

Guest Speakers

Mr. Prabhakar Lingareddy

Executive Vice President – Human Resources (Agri-business Division), ITC Limited

Mr. Subhro Bhaduri

Chief Human Resources Officer, Aditya Birla Capital

S01 Ep05: Manager’s Choice and Learning – Should Managers Really Make the Choices About What They Learn?

There is one argument that managers should choose what they should learn. This could help both hyper- personalization and deeper learning and engagement. Others believe that learning must be curated based on organization and role requirements? But organizations are focused on capability in context of  immediate performance and the individual may well be concerned about future skills and capabilities.

Guest Speakers

Ms. Meenal Jadhav

Global Talent Development Leader – Industrial Automation Business, Schneider Electric

Dr. Swatee Sarangi

Global Head – Learning, Leadership & Organization Development, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

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