The first CEO Dialogue organized by Corporate Shiksha. Speakers included Mr. D Shivakumar, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India l Dr. Bhaskar Das, Group CEO, Zee Media Corp. l Mr. Vivek Gaur, CEO, Yepme.com l Mr. Jagdish Mitra, CEO, CanvasM l Mr. Dilip Chenoy, CEO & MD, National Skill Development Corporation l Mr. Sanjay Modi, Managing Director (India, ME and SEA), Monster.com
Today, the world’s leading organizations are raising their sights, broadening their focus and leaning forward. These companies understand that uncertainty is still part of the business landscape; but instead of merely reacting to change, they are harnessing it and turning it into a business advantage. They recognize that, in a world that is changing rapidly, the speed with which organizations adapt has become a critical business capability.
This reset occurs at a time when the talent agenda itself is undergoing a dramatic revision – with significant implications for CHROs and all senior business leaders worldwide. At today’s leading organizations, talent is becoming entirely integrated into business strategies, capital investments and operations. Human capital issues command increasing attention and, in some cases, has become a permanent fixture on board agendas.
Senior business leaders consider talent to be perhaps the critical factor in the push for sustainable growth and the need to manage new opportunities and risks in a more complex—and interdependent—world. Whether the growth strategies today are based on new innovative products and services, new market entry or through mergers and acquisitions – all are dependent on talent as the core foundation for success.
As a result, talent is now driving decisions that touch deeply on an organization’s core strategy: How should we expand into new markets and which markets offer the best opportunities? Do we have the people we need to drive new product innovation? Is this the best company to acquire and can we integrate successfully? How should we organize our business in a post-digital world driven by social media, mobile technology, and universal access to “big data?”