Trends Assessment

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Building an Innovative Organization The president of HCL Technologies, Vineet Nayar started with the company in 1985 as a management trainee, working his way up through the company as president. Through Nayar’s pioneering efforts, he is putting into place a series of small changes that will have a potentially dramatic effect on how employees in the company work. In order for Nayar to deliver on that promise, he realized he needed to make changes inside the company. Nayar’s focus was to create an innovative company. Nevertheless, he was unable to do that without making sure that the internal organizational structure was innovative. Nayar’s objectives were to, reverse the pyramid and place the power in the hands of his employees, making managers accountable to their employees, instead of the employees accountable to their managers. Although his methods may be considered unique, drastic, and definitely risky, he had a few principles that would shape the changes, he was putting in place (Employees First, 2007): • Employees first and the customer second, was that of Nayar’s thoughts and that of spoiling the employees would make them believe that HCL was a great company to work for, his return would be that the employees would then deliver value. (Employees First, n.d.) • He also believed that simplicity would reduce the gap between a manager and their employees. Nayar wanted to reduce the restriction of information flow by setting up artificial borders between managers and their employees. His thoughts were that of by increasing transparency and removing borders, employees would be more likely to act dependably and more innovatively. (Employees First, n.d.)

• Nayar believed that it was impracticable to change a 30 year-old company’s culture, without severe measures. His thoughts were that sometimes-dramatic changes are required to get…...

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