People Matters PM April 2022

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It is time to think about rebuilding the workforce As companies change their technology and workforce structure, it is important to change employee engagement strategies also, to help people adapt. Thus, companies should invest in culture and engagement parallel to innovation, says Ramesh Kalanje, Vice President, Center of Excellence, Commvault By Sudeshna Mitra


amesh Kalanje leads the Centre of Excellence (COE) organisation at Commvault and is responsible for increasing the customer value of Commvault solutions. His extensive career includes leadership roles at Deem, EMC, MuSigma, and Cisco, and he is an influential industry thought leader, often sharing insights and writing for the technology services industry. In an exclusive podcast


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with People Matters, Ramesh shared insights on how innovation and workplace culture should work hand-in-hand to bring out the best from the workforce in a rapidly changing atmosphere. Over the last two years, employees witnessed multiple sudden changes in a short period of time, and Ramesh holds the view that such changes have a negative impact on productivity as employees need time to adapt. Under such circum-

stances, it is important for leaders to understand and guide employees through the ocean of challenges. This calls for an ‘employee first’ mindset. To implement this, leaders must realise that the workforce is highly heterogeneous in nature and businesses need to tap different verticals of employee value proposition ranging from employee engagement to pay hikes and rewards. Here, we bring you some of the highlights of the podcast.