January 2021 | Vol 12 | Issue 1

~ Employee Engagement Snackies ~

# APPRECIATION: The tiger cub, and goats

Helping others connect with the best of their true selves.

# Developing Appreciative Capacity
The skill to see different facets of the same situation.

# Insight: Heart surgeon & Car Mechanic

Mental restructuring that leads to a sudden gain of knowledge.

# Dialogue: Vying for Sandalwood trees

No disagreement is insurmountable without dialogue.

# Resonance: The blind man's misfortune

When two entities vibrate in unison and magnify.

# The world's LARGEST eyecare system

Meaningful work. Finding deep meaning in the work we do.

Innovation is the lifeblood of business. For a new entrepreneur, it reveals new opportunities; for established businesses, it helps in extracting greater value from the same resources. In short, innovation is oxygen that no enterprise can survive without.

This issue of Sattva observes innovation from practical and theoretical viewpoints. We study innovation at HCL Infosystems and its role in fundamentally reorienting the cultural landscape of the company, leading to an impressive uptick.

Samatvam Academy wishes you a healthy, happy and mindful 2021.

The Editorial Team
VIDEO: Innovation: Information, initiative, imagination. The story of Mr. Vineet Nayar & HCL Infosystems

One of the toughest questions any services firm has to face, sooner or later, is where exactly their value creation lies in the food chain. For the then CEO of HCL Infosystems Mr. Vineet Nayar, the situation demanded immediate attention. The company had lost much of its earlier mojo.

In this video, Dr. Sunil Maheshwari, Dean – Samatvam Academy explains how Mr. Nayar went about redefining the core of the company by placing employee interests above everything else, even the customers. Result: A six-fold growth in revenues, growth, and profits. More
RESEARCH NOTE: INNOVATION – An essential tool for entrepreneurship

Innovation is one subject that every management thinker and practitioner has a deeply thought perspective. All ultimately dovetail into the fundamental point of extracting higher value by reconfiguring existing resources. For an entrepreneur seeking to make a mark, innovation is the key that can open up immense opportunities.

This note reveals many practical examples of innovation and its theoretical underpinnings. Innovation can be studied as a discipline with characteristics that include:

1. Link between Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2. Meaning of Innovation
3. Dimensions of Innovation
4. Scope for Innovation

Read the full note.

Engage!: Co-creating Organizational Vitality and Individual Fulfilment

Excerpt #4: The Nature of Work
What is work? The term refers to all kinds of deliberate effort and activity that promote human sustenance and growth.

At the core of the concept of work lies the desire of the individual human being as well as the collective humankind to survive and evolve. It is important to note that the notion of work takes concrete shape only in the context of the various problems and questions that human beings deem important.

Get a detailed grasp of work and its nature from the book ENGAGE!. Available here.

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