- What is your core strength as a leader?
Gauging from the feedback I receive from my teams, I think I have made consistent efforts to –
- Completely empower my team – I lay down clear briefs around the expected outcomes and give them freedom to operate independently
- Be an open and transparent leader who communicates regularly with the team
- Be unbiased and a quick, effective decision maker
- What kind of major decisions have you taken that have changed the future of the organization?
With an able team, we at Dell, have been able to focus on amplifying the company brand through our presence on social media. We have a strong employer presence on all major social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, SlideShare, etc. Additionally, we understand that Glassdoor has become a destination for all jobseekers looking to learn more about their preferred company and we take this platform seriously. We share relevant company news, actively respond to reviews (both negative and positive) and share the same with the leadership team. Our Glassdoor ratings have steadily risen in the three years – our company ratings, CEO approval and the number of page views have gone up. All these have helped reinforce our employer brand.
- What are your views on the growth of Indian IT market landscape?
Having been in the industry for over 15 years, I can say that the rise of the technology and internet industry will result in greater employment opportunities in the next 10 years. The market trend suggests that the ecommerce companies are going to expand their market share which means they will need infrastructure and teams to support their growth. Additionally, the Government’s Digital India programme is empowering societies with digitization and automation. Rural India will be the most impacted due to creation of more employment opportunities. Finally, the Big Data and Cloud explosion is to influence a major shift in the jobs market. In fact, according to World Economic Forum report ‘The Future of Jobs’, executives from more than 350 employers across nine industries in 15 of the world’s largest economies said they expect to have a greater demand for data analysts because they will need help making sense of all of the data generated by technological disruptions.