Natarajan Chandra Kumar
VP HR GVR Infra Projects Ltd
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Current Job description
Presently, I am heading the HR department of an Infrastructure major known as GVR Infra Projects Ltd based out of chennai as Vice-President - Human Resources.
I am responsible for entire gamut of HR both at strategic and operational levels.
It is very important for a leader to know how to handle success and failure. I ensure celebration of success, learn from failures and move forward. When ever team has a success, the same is attributed it to the entire team. When team faces a failure, I have the humility to accept responsibility for failure.
As a leader, it is very important to lend a patient hearing and understand the grievances in the context of overall environment from the employee. Analyse the problem and take it to its logical conclusion.
I strongly feel that to be a successful leader, one should possess a good value system,commitment and dedication, humility, respect and trust and excellent communication and planning skills.
One needs to be a team player and take the team along. The upcoming leader should look at the problems in their totality rather than in xylos.
Balancing personal and professional life
Obviously connecting dots have to be after a thorough analysis rather than taking impulsive decisions.
Taking Important career decision
The important career decision I made was during my stint with M/s Unilever. It was a tough call and was leaving the organisation after almost 9 years and joined an unknown brand as Head of HR. The challenge for me is to bring the new organisation to professional level with implementation of complete policies and processes which I ultimately succeeded.
To a great extent my Father has taught me the philosophy of life. Life is full of challenges and one need to face it to be successful. Ships are very safe at the harbour but it it is not the purpose for which it is made. It has to set sail on the sea to reach the other shore overcoming the challenges like hurricanes, high tides etc.
We are four children for our parents, myself, one brother and two sisters all are happily married and settled.I live with my wife who is home maker and children, 2 daughters and one son all studing at Bangalore.
My views on India Technical development
We need to encourage R&D aspects and you can count companies with their own R&D estblishment.It is important to focus on creativity and innovation. Colloborations with international universities and Research establishments across the world can help harness on R&D there by new products.