September 1, 2015

'Holacracy' and the Rise of the Boss-less Office

Posted by Richard Lobo (View Profile | View All Posts) at 7:49 AM

Inside the movement to let workers rule themselves [ Source: ]

It's almost a right-of-passage among the start-ups of Silicon Valley and Bangalore. The very innovative engineers who start tech firms with their friends vow that they will never sell out to a larger company to keep the feeling of a start-up alive in the workplace.

The problem here, of course, is that some of these companies become incredibly successful overnight. Not only are they (sometimes) offered big money and stock options to 'sell out' to a large enterprise; they find that having a flat organizational structure is impossible when they grow past a certain point.

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June 10, 2015

Time For A Millennial Makeover

Posted by Richard Lobo (View Profile | View All Posts) at 9:40 AM

Infoscions at a bowling alley at our campus in Mysore
Infoscions at a bowling alley at our campus in Mysore

Being a part of the human resource team at Infosys, questions that frequently come my way, across the board, are: How do you become an employer of choice for millennials? How do you become a company that addresses and exceeds millennial expectations? Although the answers to these questions are far from simple, it has become increasingly important for employers to realize the impact and potential of the vibrant talent that exists within and outside. The key to organizational success will be about leveraging these strengths and making the impossible possible.

It's perhaps wrong to call the millennials a bunch (which implies they're a few in number) from an employment perspective. According to a recent study by Pew Research, millennials are now the largest workforce in the U.S. with 53.5 million employees, which is about one third of all workers in the country. According to the Deloitte Millennial Survey (January 2014), millennials will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025.

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