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HR should work to channelise the arrogance into productivity, say industry experts

02-August-2010
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HR should work to channelise the arrogance into productivity, say industry experts

The Media HR Summit 2010, organised by the exchange4media Group, also saw an interesting discussion on ‘When will HR become a welcome and respected member in the Boardroom’. The session was moderated by Jyotirmoy Bose, Founder and CEO, White Spaces Consulting. The panelists included Bhaskar Das, Executive President, Bennett, Coleman and Co; and Rajneesh Singh, Group Head - HR, TV18 India.

Jyotirmoy Bose commenced the discussion by stating that the question at hand was bigger than what the topic suggested, and in the panel discussion they would attempt to see not only whether the HR members could reach the boardroom, but also whether they could go beyond to become CEOs and COOs of companies.

Bhaskar Das said that he expected HR to don a bigger role in future and added that “currently they are becoming flag wavers, rather than flag bearers”. He further said that HR had played an important role in the industry, whereby they retained and managed talent, among other things. However, he felt that there was an ‘adhocism’ in the way the HR operated, and lacked a systematic approach. He went on to say, “Media is an egoistic sector and there has to be a different HR strategy to manage it, more so in print, as TV and radio requires soft skills.”

“If you have to reach the boardroom, there is a way to get there,” noted Rajneesh Singh, who went on to ask, “But is the boardroom the final goal? That is an individual choice.” He then cited examples of several individuals who were HR professionals and had successfully ended their careers in the boardrooms as top-notch honchos.

Bose enumerated the model of various companies and explained how higher levels of efficiency could be achieved by the synergy between the staff and the HR. The essence, according to him, “is to channelise the arrogance of the knowledge worker. The HR should work to channelise this arrogance into productivity”.

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