The National Institute of Personnel Management-NIPM, Mysuru Chapter organized a Seminar on VUCA Times and Challenges for HR in association with SDM Institute of Management Development and Wuerth Elektronik India Pvt. Ltd, on the 3rd of February 2017.
Keeping in view the challenges faced by HR professionals in the present era, who are being considered as strategic partners for ensuring effective progression of a company, the topic on VUCA times & Challenges was found necessary.
The term VUCA was introduced by the US Army War College to describe the more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world in the post-cold war era. The term was subsequently adopted by the business world to describe the rapidly changing business environment, underscored by globalisation of markets, rebalancing of the global economy, advances in technology, changing demographic trends, new customer needs and disruption of existing business models.
Distinguished speakers from Academia and Corporate who are well versed with the concept were invited to share their perspectives with the delegates who attended the seminar, consisting of HR professionals, Academicians and students in HR from various colleges from Mysuru and Mangalore and Virajpet.
The speakers, Dr.Vasanthi Srinivasan, Prof. IIM-B, spoke on ‘VUCA Times & HR – Moving ahead- Challenges and preparations. Mr. N Balachandar, Vice President- HR, Coffee Day Group spoke on ‘ New Frontiers of HR Leadership in VUCA Times’. Mr. Anil Patro, Director HR Asia Pacific Meritor CVS India Pvt. Ltd spoke on HR as a strategic Business Partner in Emerging Business Scenario’ and Mr. Harsha Adya, Managing Director Wuerth Elektronik India Pvt. Ltd who spoke on’ Technology driven HR’.
The Session was chaired by Dr.Moushmi Sengupta, Professor in HR, SDM Institute of Management Development & Chairperson of ISTD, Mysuru Chapter.