For years, the cost of sustainability is what held many businesses back. Now, we have reached the precipice where the cost of ‘not’ being sustainable might be too high. Sustainability is increasingly becoming a business imperative—one that organisations cannot afford to overlook as they build their post-COVID business strategies.
In a country like India, with its vast geography and the second largest population in the world, fintech has been reaping plentitudes of benefits. Be it startsups mid-sized firms, or big corporates, everyone is leveraging the country’s tremendous IT potential, everyone is being able to script their success story riding on the back of the growing digital wave.
Summary: As a company, you must be seen to be taking your responsibilities seriously and making a contribution towards relieving one or more of these worries. It may only be in a very small way that affects your local community, but you will be helping to make the world a better place.
Summary: Your customers want you to save the world. People have many different, and very real, worries about the future, including health, climate, technology and more. As a company, you must be seen to be taking your responsibilities seriously and making a contribution towards relieving one or more of these worries.
Summary: Looking around, one will find that some people are able cope with problems that little bit better than others. The primary explanation for this is that such people are simply ‘made of stronger stuff’. They are more resilient. You build a workforce for resilience, and you would have built them for success.
Summary: A lot of leaders have learned that it is possible to achieve much more remotely than they might have previously imagined, but at the same time very few are ready to ditch the office entirely. The general consensus seems to be that work will become a hybrid of remote and office work, and of course this is going to bring a number of new challenges with it.
Summary: The world witnessed a massive wave of digitalisation, as 2020 proved that remote working is here to stay. But, have organisations been successful in securing a digitally inclusive future for their users?
Summary: Many companies put efforts into recruiting and hiring from a larger pool of candidates. As great as it sounds, bringing people onboard is not the same as creating a high-functioning, productive work team, and certainly not the same as making it inclusive.
Summary: In today’s world, where change and disruption are constant, simply bouncing back is no longer a sustainable strategy. Sustainability is all about survival, but the goal of resilience is to thrive. Resilience should not occur in the face of adversity. One has to plan for it in advance, anticipating unexpected disruption.
Summary: Navigating the intense pressure at work requires resilience, but this time of change is special—it also requires leaders to take a step back, to engage their most innovative and strategic thinking, and to practise a unique self-discipline that will enable them to activate their organisations for a new world.
Summary: Resilience is a deep-rooted attribute that flows from the culture of an organisation, through the senior management, and down to the employees. Resilient organisations begin with resilient teams that are made of resilient individuals.