The potential of workplaces taking the centre stage in making India a global power is huge. On this Vishesh Chandiok, CEO, Grant Thornton India said “India is the economy that will transform in the next 10 to 15 years. In that transformation are we going to shape a more vibrant India? What will the workplaces look like? How will they promote the values that represent the vibrant India that all of us would like to see and not just the 10 trillion economy in a few years’ time”
Employees spend a better part of their working time in office space and would like to feel safe, comfortable, with all the required amenities. Keeping this growing relevance of workplace culture in mind, the first of its kind conclave on workplaces called The Workplace Trends Conclave was hosted on 15th November at Hyatt Regency, Delhi.
On what is the potential of workplace trends India conclave Vishesh Chandiok said “The potential is enormous. I don’t think this discussion has happened enough on what a work place should represent and how does it fit in into both the external priorities and internal priorities of an organization. The potential is enormous to have that conversation and for the platform to become the beginning of a journey towards transformation of India into a 5 trillion economy and then to a 10 trillion economy in the next 5 to 10 years.”
Vishesh Chandiok adds, “I am delighted to be associated with the platform. Concept of a workplace is a great opportunity to talk to the world and the audiences about both the external context and internal context. If you look at the current context there are the usual priorities around sustainability, flexible working, diversity and inclusion and a workplace is a great opportunity to translate all that into reality.”
On India becoming a global trendsetter he said “Opportunity is there to evolve our own vision of what diversity and inclusion mean, what sustainability means, what collaborative working means and it will be very good to link that back into our culture, values and history as a nation and define our own workplaces of the future versus adopt only western concepts in the Indian environment. “