Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23:
The 5th National HR Conclave was organised at Odisha’s KIIT School of Management today on the theme “Psychological Contract – A Competitive Advantage”, a KIIT release said.
The conclave was inaugurated by Ambarish Dasgupta, Partner and Head of Management Consulting, KPMG; Dr Sumit Chowdhary, President, Reliance Jio, Dr. Sanjay Muthal, Executive Director, RGF Management Search and Paramita Mohapatra, President, NHRDN Bhubaneswar Chapter, the release added.
“The theme is important from an Employer- Employee relationship perspective in today’s dynamic market conditions. Given the rapidly evolving employment conditions, the Psychological Contract deals with the unwritten and undefined understanding between an employer and the employee, which forms a key part of their relationship,” the release said.
Paramita Mohapatra introduced the conclave theme to the audience, underlining relevance of Psychological Contract in organizations while, in his keynote address, Dasgupta threw light on the importance of unadulterated honesty, sincerity to objectives and complete dispassion towards oneself.
Psychological Contract is an oxymoron and one should compete only with one’s dishonesty, he said.
Speaking on the concept of success and career Dr. Chowdhary said that a “leadership stance” and being a “possibletarian” – someone who is optimistic and is willing to take on seemingly impossible challenges – is the way forward.
Dr. Muthal spoke about the uniqueness of KIIT & KISS as on organization for serving the society. He suggested that students have an “abundant” mindset and respect themselves. In respect to the theme, he emphasised on the point that instead of having exit interviews companies should rather conduct ‘stay-in’ interviews, asking people what makes them continue with their organizations.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by Prof. N L Mitra, Chancellor, KIIT University, Prof P.P. Mathur, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University, Prof Anil Bajpai, Director, KSOM.
On this occasion, a souvenir was released containing articles and messages by corporate leaders, academicians and students.
A Panel Discussion on the theme was held with renowned panellists like Mr. Rajeshwar Tripathi, Chief People Officer, Automotive & Farm Equipment sector, Mahindra & Mahindra; Satyadeep Mishra, Head of HR – Logistics & Control at RBS; Rohit Kapoor, Geo HR Director and Academia Program Director, Dassault Systemes and Dr Sanjay Muthal.
“It was a diversified discussion with respect to geography, market and industry. The core of Psychological Contract is the unexpressed obligations of the employer and the employees which should be reciprocated and should be worked upon in line with their passion and strengths, without expecting anything tangible in return,” the release noted.
There were more than 10 workshops conducted during the Conclave on topics like “Proactive Alignment of the Employee/ Employer Perspective”, “Business ethics theory of whistle blowing and organization social responsibility”, covering several aspects of Human Resource Management.
The conclave was a part of the three National Level events in the areas of HR, Marketing and Finance conducted by KSOM, to bring the industry closer to the academia and create exchange of ideas and practices, the release said.