The Dance Of Change – OD Reflections Part I

Peter Senge called it The Dance of Change. And I can increasingly appreciate why. As I observed a group activity at an OD class recently, my mind reflected on the nature of organizations and organization development today. Here are a few of my reflections. Balance, patience, reflection, perseverance, practice. Trust me. It really is a dance. Ambidexterity is ...

What makes great things happen? Lessons on disruptive innovation from the story of Philippe Petit

I watched the movie, “The Walk” this week. And it shook me to the core. We live in a world increasingly torn between stifling innovation with tighter intellectual property, company policy, organizational culture and government regulations on the one side and raving about the power of disruption in entrepreneurship that can change the world on ...

Change Leadership: Taking People Along in Change

At a recent workshop with a client, I was helping a bunch of people managers understand what people management was really about. That it was not only about feeling pride in being able to decide someone’s rating and salary hikes at the end of the year or reveling in the social status of a large ...

Redesigning HR from within

Originally published as a case study "The Gimmicks Of People Management" in Human Capital Online, December 2013 with Prof. P. Vijayakumar Shekhar had recently joined as the HR head of the global operations business of Supreme Bank in Mumbai. The bank had over 10,000 people in its India operations alone, across different cities and several thousand more ...