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Making Your Organization the Best Workplace

Krity Sharma, Head-People, Tesco Bengaluru
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Krity Sharma, Head-People, Tesco Bengaluru
The operations and technology center for Tesco worldwide, Tesco Bengaluru builds technology products & platforms, designs stores and manages finance & retail operations

A google search on 'great place to work' gives about 80,20,00,000 results in 0.76 seconds! Extensive research has been done in this space to say the least. Wanting to design the best company to work for remains on top of the strategic agenda for executive teams worldwide. Engaged employees make better decisions and they are more productive and innovate more - they go out of their way to make stuff happen. Working with one of the great retail businesses in this world, here are a few things that I have come to truly believe in and are key to how we retain this focus on great place to work.

Greater Transparency - Unleash the Flow of Information

The organization of today should not deceive, stonewall or spin. This was always an important lever of engagement and in the age of Facebook or twitter, as companies really need to rethink how they talk to their employees. Some ways by which organisations can move in this direction include:

- Changing workspaces to be more collaborative (not just within one building but across geographies). Collaboration creates a pool for greater ideas and innovation which is ultimately what will set apart a 'great' from a 'good' company.

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