Yukti: HRs Discuss The Future Of The Workplace At IIM Amritsar
Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar successfully conducted its sixth annual HR Conclave, Yukti’21, on August 7 and 8, 2020.
Prof. Nagarajan Ramamoorthy – Director, IIM Amritsar emphasized adapting and improving according to the industry’s needs. He said, “Things have been uncertain in the past 1.5 years, and we need to anticipate and prepare for the real world.” Prof. Chetan Chitre, Students’ Affairs Chair - IIM Amritsar, welcomed the esteemed panellists, spoke about how technology has seeped into the Human Resource Practices and expressed his intent on learning more about the developments being a professor himself. Concluding his address, Prof. Chitre highlighted how he expects all his students to make the most out of this opportunity and learn from the first-hand experiences of the industry stalwarts.
The two panels of the days discussed the following topics:
1. Reimagining HR in the Era of Technology
Introducing the theme for discussion, IIM Amritsar students delivered a presentation on the theme of the HR panel. Students of the MBA-07 batch Akshay Kumar and Krishnaprasad V shared their presentation on the theme stating how technology has impacted the day-to-day HR practices in organizations. They discussed the evolution of technology and how the pandemic has accelerated tech adoption among organizations. They concluded their address by discussing the limitations of involvement of technology, leaving the floor for the panel discussion.
2. Work from Everywhere: Breaking away from notions of yesteryear
Anand S and Shivam Saini, students of IIM Amritsar, introduced the theme with their presentation. They highlighted the history and benefits of remote working. They discussed the paradox around a Hybrid workplace, which provides more flexibility, but does not entirely fulfil the need for human collaboration. Change of pace and change of place requires a change of perspective, they mentioned.
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