2nd HR conclave ‘Cracking the Code of Change’, 26th April 2014

HR department of an organisation is known for its compliance orientation and focus on risk mitigation. But the push of new technologies and their potential to increase engagement and productivity as well as the pull of employee expectations puts HR squarely in the innovation zone today – putting pressure on professionals who are rooted in risk avoidance to step outside their normal patterns and become early adopters. In today’s scenario, organisations have to make revisions to establish organisational policies on a regular basis, as the company grows and as the regulatory and business environments in which it operates evolve. When confronted with the challenge of updating these policies, it is important for businesses to proceed cautiously since these changes need to be deployed in a channelized way such that the employees can adapt to them positively.

Keeping this situation in mind, Oakbrook Business School organized its 2nd HR Conclave on this topic by bringing in the HR and senior professionals of various corporate giants who enlightened the budding professionals with their innovative HR procedures in order to adopt new policies within an organization.

The conclave was commenced by Dr. Nivedita Srivastava (Dean, Oakbrook Business School), who gave a warm welcome to all the participants and introduced the speakers. The eminent speakers at the conclave were Mr. Ketan Doshi (V.P. L&OD- Adani Ports), Mr. Haresh Chaturvedi (Zonal Head- HR, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd), Mr. Rajendra Jani (President, ISTD, Ahmedabad Chapter) and Mr. Jinendra Khara (Manager Business Development, Australian Trade Commission). The speakers shared their experiences on primary HR functions, evolution of HR and change management. They also shared stories of successfully implementing change in their organizations at various levels. The sessions were very interactive with the participants willing to learn from their seniors in the HR fraternity. The conclave ended with an open discussion among the speakers and the participants with focusing on the various issues that an organisation faces during the process of change management. The event ended with a thorough enlightment of the participants and gave them ample inspiration and zest to work upon their prospective endeavours.