Technology enabling businesses to improve communication with employees: President & CEO, Panasonic

New Delhi: Mr Manish Sharma, President & CEO, Panasonic India & SA, yesterday said, “Technologies are helping organizations across the globe in accelerating the process of employee communication and engagement.”

Addressing a FICCI webinar on ‘Driving Growth Through Employee Engagement in Digital Workplace’, Mr Sharma said, “The current challenge is to dissolve the sense of insecurity amongst employees, which requires to be addressed on priority as part of the employee engagement program.”

Mr Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Perfetti Van Melle India said, “The sudden shift in work culture due to the pandemic is not only affecting the employees but also poses a challenge for organizations in terms of work distributions.” He added, “Our primary task is to convert the challenges into opportunities by ensuring our employees’ wellbeing, both physically and mentally.” He said that technology will indeed play a massive role in executing the same.

Mr James Thomas, Vice President, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP India said, “Technology and digitization are rapidly integrating into the workforce playing a critical role in connecting and fostering remote yet productivity work cultures.”

Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI said, “Organizations will have to adapt to the changes in terms of productivity, engagement and workplace.” He further mentioned, “The best way to engage employees currently is to empower them which will enable employees to effectively manage their operations as well as become an integrated part of the organization.”

Ms Chaitali Mukherjee, Partner and Leader: People & Organization, PwC India said, “Engaging employees and driving growth in this virtual world is going to be tight rope leadership.”