It is hard to accept that Leadership is still a lesser-known and poorly understood subject in the corporate sector. Even with a lot of theoretical information available on both print and online platforms; developing, practicing, and implementing leadership qualities practically is a different task altogether. With the constant change in demands, resources, and industry expectations, the phenomenon of Leadership also takes rebirth to fit into the changing environment. At Vinyas, we constantly exercise to understand how leaders along with their teams succeed or fail based on opportunities and constraints as well as set the case study to encourage continuous improvement.
With all this in mind, we reached out to a few of our veteran employees and our leadership team on what leadership lessons can be picked from the past year that can be put into practice in the coming year. Given their vast experience and diverse backgrounds, our team came up with numerous insights on how leaders at all levels in an organization can commit to caring, foster supportive work cultures, and forge new paths in 2023-24.
The future of work and our life is upon us. According to my understanding and learning, I feel direction and balance in work, as well as our lives, are vital to deepen and nurture existing and new relationships. Going further, it is the responsibility of leaders to cultivate healthy relationships to enable every team member to do their best both individually and collectively. After all, walking on the tightrope of leadership demands attention and care to reach high performance standards and I persist that actively managing a culture that supports adaptability and learning is the need of the hour.
— Narendra Narayanan, Founder & Managing Director
Being a leader, harnessing every team member’s creativity, talent and skills is what needs to be focussed in the coming years. We ensure that our people are cared about more than the work they do, and we commit to supporting them during any crisis by always being ready to break the barriers for them.
— T R Srinivasan, Director
The past experiences have embarked us to focus more on our people and their emotions rather than just spending most of the time focused solely on business, its goals, and its revenue. I also feel that seeking feedback from my team members and asking for their suggestions has bettered our engagement as a team. I would like to continue to build strong engagement and belongingness that will help all of us to get better at what we are as well as aid in self-evaluation and improvement.
— Deepashree Narendra, Vice President – Corporate Affairs
An important lesson that I have learned from previous years is that leaders should do their best to stay appreciative of everyone and everything that they have. Appreciating the small things, and celebrating the small success is very important to keep up the enthusiasm and energy of the team. I wish to apply this learning in future days too.
— Leelavathi D, Senior Manager – Quality Assurance
I strongly feel that change is inevitable and it is vital to accept that we are all living in a dynamic system. While embracing the unexpected, going further, leaders should learn to be grounded with the set objectives and be on course to achieving them. To be able to effectively lead a team in this competitive world, they should be adaptable as well as resilient at the same time to embark on a continuous growth journey.
— Sumukh Narendra, Director
We believe that it is very important to have an effective Leadership Development Program in an organization to replace all the “I”s with “We”s and it is a proven channel to achieve positive organizational outcomes. Following a consistent process of grooming leaders in our organization has not only helped us to develop a succession pipeline but also has an impact on attracting and retaining talent pool, improving the bottom-line performance, enhancing productivity, belongingness, and creating a healthy work culture. In turn, this motivates our employees to take up a true stakeholder view to look beyond the organization for the greater good.
— H S Yashwanth, Senior Manager – HR, Admin & Legal
The comprehension provided by our team at Vinyas has not only helped us to understand that now is the time for leaders to stay strong, remain calm, and be connected to create stability for the people they lead but also to work as a team to translate concerns into actions and solutions. It is always that small appreciations, celebrations, love and care, flexibility, and support from the leader that inspires the team to give more and make progress towards achieving the set target. Let’s put these learnings as a foundation for the future and be prepared for the next one!
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Deepashree joined Vinyas in 2015, and since then she has been instrumental in driving brand management, human resource management, accelerating business growth and crafting valuable stakeholder experiences. She comes with around 8 years of experience of working with leading PR firms in Mumbai.
Deepashree holds a Bachelors in Biotechnology Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru. She has also pursued her studies in Law from National Law School, Bangaluru where she completed her PGDM in Intellectual Property Rights. Besides, she has also completed her Master’s in Business Management under the specialization of Communications from Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bangaluru.
Deepashree is currently the co-convener of CII Women Network Forum Mysuru and the Chair for YUVA, Young Indians; the youth vertical of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Heading the Operations at Vinyas, Vasan has more than two decades of experience in Electronics Manufacturing as well as Electronics Hardware industry. Being a Mechanical Engineer by qualification, he has helped the company to form a world-class manufacturing solutions team and has nurtured business partnerships since his association with Vinyas in 2001.
Vasan oversees the entire manufacturing facility and has played a pioneering role as mentor in building operational efficiency. He has been contributory in establishing a strong team to deliver technology-driven and innovation-led solutions to the valued customers.
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Sumukh has been associated with Vinyas Innovative Technologies since 2018 and is currently serving as Executive Director. He holds a Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru and Master of Science in Engineering in Embedded Systems from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
With over 8 years of experience in Design Engineering, Sumukh brings in a strong focus on developing cutting-edge and innovative technologies in diagnostic and digital healthcare domain. He has also gained work experience as Lead Design Engineer in multi-national Fortune 100 Companies in USA.
Under his competent headship, Vinyas has achieved many milestones. Sumukh has not only achieved sustainable growth plan and supported Vinyas to expand its footprint in European markets especially in the Medical, Power electronics & Industrial Engineering sectors but has also established many ground-breaking technologies in firmware, medical and Industrial engineering segments.
Sumukh also serves as a Member of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysore Chapter.
Narendra founded Vinyas Innovative Technologies in the year 2000 with a vision to create global presence for India in the Electronics Manufacturing industry. Under his out-standing leadership and guidance, Vinyas has grown to become one of India’s largest Integrated Electronics System Design and Manufacturing company catering its best-in-class engineering & manufacturing solutions to global markets.
Born in the year 1959 at Bengaluru, Narendra has completed his Engineering in Electrical & Electronics from the University of Southern California. He has to his credit of serving as Chairman and advisor for many indigenous companies across the globe.
No doubt, Narendra is a man of vision and a heart of gold. “The Best Employer” award bestowed by the National Trust, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India in the year 2011-2012 stands as a proof. Besides being honoured as the member of Advisory Board of India, USC Viterbi School of Engineering; Narendra was also conferred the Widney House Volunteer Award for the year 2014 from the University of Southern California. Born with strong ethical values, Narendra consistently strive to create an open and transparent work environment at Vinyas. Extending impartial and equal employment opportunities to differently abled, hearing impaired and tribal youth deserves an applause.