Articles on HR, Organization Design & Change Management


Articles provided by the management team, researchers and industry experts are shared in this category. Find out about industry trends and leave your comments.

HR Ready Recknors for Startups

By |December 26th, 2014|


10 Steps to Cultivate the Right Culture in Your Startup

By |December 8th, 2014|

By Protima Sharma

In this increasingly networked environment, your organizational culture has become an integral part of your brand. Simply put, culture is how your employees treat the customer when you are not around. It is what happens when manager leaves the room. It is the shared beliefs, values, assumptions that manifest in behavior.

Culture need […]

Hiring the Disabled Makes Perfect Business Sense

By |December 3rd, 2014|

More often than not, hiring the disabled is considered as compassionate hiring which is just a euphemism for charity. One could not be more wrong. It makes perfect business sense to hire disabled person, because you will get an honest, dedicated and a passionate performer.

Moreover, the attrition rates are abysmally low which directly affects […]

Top 10 HR Myths of Startups Busted

By |December 2nd, 2014|

By Protima Sharma
More often than not, the HR function comes as the last priority for Startups, while building their business. Mistakenly, HR is considered a luxury that only big organizations can afford. More than merely a function, an HR mindset that encourages the best out of the team is required in an emerging company, irrespective […]

Before Organization Redesign: 5 Questions I Ask The CEO

By |November 28th, 2014|

Gauging CEO support and her strengths before committing to an OD project is essential for every external consultant who wants the project to succeed. Over the years, learning from my successes and failures, I have developed 5 key questions that I put across to CEO at the diagnosis stage.
Read the article publsihed on LinkedIn -
About […]

Comments Off

5 things to learn about Organization Design from Start-ups

By |November 19th, 2014|

 by Protima Sharma

Steve Jobs famously said that Apple is the world’s biggest startup. It was only because Apple has been able to replicate the energy of a startup through its flexible structure, small teams, decentralized decision making and easy to follow operational processes. In a rapidly changing business world, there is a lot that […]

Designing SMB organizations: Learning from success and lessons from failure

By |November 14th, 2014|

Paper presentation at ISABS OD Conclave (Jaipur), December 2014, By – Protima Sharma, Shyne Devasia Kochuveed
Star model is well established as a guide to Organization Design and its principles can, in theory, apply to all sizes of organizations. However, very few studies have been conducted on the challenges faced in using a prescriptive method […]

10 takeaways from Peter Senge’s landmark article on Leader’s New Work: Building Learning Organizations

By |November 12th, 2014|

by Shyne Devasia Kochuveed
W.Edwards Deming wrote “Our prevailing system of management has destroyed our people”, and in many ways it gave an exact picture of the way organizations function in modern times. By ranking performances and penalizing non-performers, they have indirectly promoted an environment for mediocre performance. Peter M. Senge busts the myths and […]

Eight steps to create a new Organization Design

By |November 10th, 2014|

by Protima Sharma

Organization Design – Lever for Business Transformation
To transform an organization, the most often used levers by a business leader are setting the strategy and appointing the right people to operationalize the business vision. Though good people are important, they do not work in isolation. The organization design defines structures, processes, metrics and […]

Corporate Social Responsibility as Mutual Benefit: Why should SMEs Care?

By |October 7th, 2014|


by Garima Sharma, PhD 
Responsible business practices are not only socially desirable but are fast emerging as a requirement for the sustainability of the firm. Especially in the western world regulatory bodies, citizens, customers and employees are increasingly asking companies to be stewards of the natural environment and the community. In India the regulations may […]

Corporate Profile