Time to develop mutual understanding for best possible options

Time to develop mutual understanding for best possible options
IR issues emerge where an industry is under stress and then becomes unviable owing to the current situation. With everyone trying to protect their own interests, conflicts are likely to arise, and in plenty.

Visualising at the post covid business scenario, would IR/ER front also be changed or will remain same and if yes, what changed dimensions do you foresee emerging in industrial Relations/Employee relations?

ED When the first lockdown was announced at the end of March, many of us expected that a resumption of services and work would happen by July or August. Yet, even at the beginning of August we’re experiencing an extension of lockdown. A string of long periods with very low economic activity is bound to have an impact on the economy. My point of view is if the industry is sick or not viable, it will have an impact on the relationships that managers share with employees. It’s important for leaders to think through and anticipate issues, and for there to be clear communication to avoid or mitigate them. The sectors that are doing well e.g. Online Retailing, Consumer Products, Supermarkets, Telecommunication, Information Technology, Entertainment, Pharma will be enjoying...

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Emmanuel David

Emmanuel David is a senior management professional and former Director of Tata Management Training Center where he spearheaded Leadership Development for the Tata Group and select Civil servants.
Currently he is Managing Director of Grid International India, the world authority on Culture Change and Transformation.
With experience in core sectors like Executive Education, Hospitality, Financial Services, Automobiles, Oil and Gas, EPC, Infrastructure, and Waste Management Emmanuel has worked with diverse ownership structures like MNCs, Board Managed Companies, JVs, and Family-owned businesses. He is versatile and agile and understands the interplay between structure, culture, and decision-making.
An experienced coach with multiple certifications, he also serves as an Independent Director and NRC Chairman of Aster DM Health Care and is a mentor at Columbia University's MS Program on Technology Management USA and at North Eastern University' s MS program in Strategic Technology Leadership.

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Emmanuel David

Emmanuel David is a senior management professional and former Director of Tata Management Training Center where he spearheaded Leadership Development for the Tata Group and select Civil servants.
Currently he is Managing Director of Grid International India, the world authority on Culture Change and Transformation.
With experience in core sectors like Executive Education, Hospitality, Financial Services, Automobiles, Oil and Gas, EPC, Infrastructure, and Waste Management Emmanuel has worked with diverse ownership structures like MNCs, Board Managed Companies, JVs, and Family-owned businesses. He is versatile and agile and understands the interplay between structure, culture, and decision-making.
An experienced coach with multiple certifications, he also serves as an Independent Director and NRC Chairman of Aster DM Health Care and is a mentor at Columbia University's MS Program on Technology Management USA and at North Eastern University' s MS program in Strategic Technology Leadership.

February 2024

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