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Tikona Digital Networks: An Endeavor Where You Grow as You Work

Brinda Das
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Brinda Das
"Choose a job you love, and will never have to work a day in your life," the Chinese philosopher, Confucius once quoted. Following this philosophy, Tikona Digital Networks (TDN) was incepted in 2008 in Mumbai by Prakash Bajpai, an old hand in the telecom industry. Under his esteemed leadership, the company has received Class-A Internet Service Provider license by the Union Ministry of Communications. The enterprise data service provider of the venture is known as Tikona Infinet Ltd. (erstwhile HCL Infinet Ltd.) which provides avant-garde data services all across the country.

With the help of certain innovative strategies which takes TDN a level higher in the market, it has expanded its reach within the country and provides services to almost 25 cities. The venture has also achieved the recognition of being one of the top five network operators in India. These remarkable achievements have been possible with the help of their employees who constantly thrive to perform better in order to bring out the best results. Within three years of existence, Tikona was showered with laurels and rewards by their customers because of the efforts put in by its team in keeping the customers contended at all times. Customer stipulations are fulfilled by new ideas and innovations given by the enthusiastic bunch of employees through which the company stands tall against all its competitors in the market.

This determination of the employees to outdo all the others in the market is the result of a conducive work environment that the venture provides. The employees at TDN work as per an industrial model according to which they act as entrepreneurs and manage everything in the company which helps in developing a greater sense of ownership in them. Transparency in business strategies is another key point that the company believes in. Flow of every information and strategy enables employees to know the different developments that take place. The working hours of the organization are flexible and employees are entitled to avail options such as work from home.
Amidst the transparent and positive work environment, Tikona also believes in sourcing its employees based on the on-the-job training model with which the company can allot employees to fulfill the needs of the customers. The company has the policy of making every member a shareholder after they complete their first year in the organization, thus propelling the individual to contribute greater loyalty and commitment towards the venture.

TDN encourages freshers to join the organization as they come with new ideas and high-spirits which results in greater productivity. They are empowered to synchronize with the work culture through orientation programs. They are also given the flexibility to scrutinize and understand the responsibilities given to them and fit themselves in those roles. Apart from this, safety for women is given great emphasis to. The flexible work hours for the women employees help them to maintain work-life balance, while self-defense workshops ensure their safety.

Also to brush up the skill sets of employees, training is provided to all the employees at regular intervals, which expands their knowledge as the company believes there is no end to learning. "We believe that sharing knowledge increases one's own knowledge. It has a unique learning system because roles of employees are boundary less," asserts Bajpai. This favorable work environment has led the company to become one of the most celebrated data providers in the country.

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