Time for unlearning, reflection and willingness to change towards greater relevance

Time for unlearning, reflection and willingness to change towards greater relevance
Openness, curiosity and an attitude to unlearning and re-learning will be key. The HR leader will have to be role model, and also support and guide the rest of the organisation and leadership in these areas.

How do you define the Leadership in HR in the present environment?

BR The last year has in some ways brought out the best in HR. The HR function has had to respond with agility and precision. It has also had to play a more strategic (and broader) role in ensuring business continuity by delivering on day to day matters more efficiently. The partnership with business and business leaders has become much better, perhaps as a necessity of the times. Having said that, the operational side of HR has been in prominence. As a definition, I would say it’s in transition, not just due to the pandemic but due to how businesses will think and transform now and the accelerated use of technology in all aspects of our business and life. There are many new concepts that have emerged and will continue to emerge-e.g. hybrid working and work from anywhere. The implication on HR and people policies and processes will be significant in the coming months and years. HR leadership has to grapple...

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Bimal Rath

Founder & MD at Think Talent, Gurugram. Prior to his consulting career, Bimal had deep corporate experience across different industries and geographies including the USA, Middle-East, Africa and APAC. His last corporate position was as the HR Director for Nokia Asia Pacific. He had previously held senior positions in Eicher, British Telecom and Tata Sons.
He is also associated with Center for Creative Leadership, USA as a executive coach, with Duke Corporate Education as an educator and also sits on the boards of several small to mid-size young entrepreneurial companies.

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Bimal Rath

Founder & MD at Think Talent, Gurugram. Prior to his consulting career, Bimal had deep corporate experience across different industries and geographies including the USA, Middle-East, Africa and APAC. His last corporate position was as the HR Director for Nokia Asia Pacific. He had previously held senior positions in Eicher, British Telecom and Tata Sons.
He is also associated with Center for Creative Leadership, USA as a executive coach, with Duke Corporate Education as an educator and also sits on the boards of several small to mid-size young entrepreneurial companies.

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