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A podcast by Springworks bringing you insights from top People Managers on the Future of Work - how it's shaping our workplace, people and the ones who manage them.

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A podcast by Springworks bringing you insights from top People Managers on the Future of Work - how it's shaping our workplace, people and the ones who manage them.

    #130: What it means to be a data-driven organisation, and the future of collaborative apps, with Vibhore Kumar

    #130: What it means to be a data-driven organisation, and the future of collaborative apps, with Vibhore Kumar

    What does it really mean to be data-driven?
    Vibhore Kumar has applied his training as an engineer and a researcher to the world of non-technical business, transforming various telcos, banks, insurers and retailers into truly data-driven machines. As CEO & Co-founder of Unscrambl, Inc, Vibhore knows better than anyone how organizations can best work with data.
    Unscrambl is a business intelligence provider that helps businesses and companies easily analyze data in real-time for impactful insights.
    On this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, he shares what it means to be a data-driven organisation as well as:
    What is harder: code vs peopleUnscrambling the data: what does it look like?What does it mean to be a data-driven organizationHow to understand the story the data is telling you: Hiring and employee engagement data for insightsFuture of remote work: gig workers, employee retention and collaborative appsCrystal- glazing the corporate metaverse: is it a big deal? His biggest learnings being the first-time founder: people management and employee’s professional growthFollow Vibhore on LinkedIn

    Produced by: Priya Bhatt
    Podcast host: Abhash Kumar

    • 26 min
    #129: Ashish Anand on the future of financial inclusion, DeFi, and how blockchain will transform recruitment

    #129: Ashish Anand on the future of financial inclusion, DeFi, and how blockchain will transform recruitment

    Ashish Anand is the Founder & CEO of Whrrl Loans, which allows the transfer of loan amount to farmers in just five minutes in a secure and transparent way by making the lending process risk-free for the banks using proprietary blockchain solutions
    As a parallel entrepreneur, Ashish recently founded Bru Finance, an award-winning Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocol which is linking real-world assets ranging from agricultural commodities, real estate, gold, mortgages, receivables, loans against securities and exotic assets with a new DeFi ecosystem, free from speculative products and protocols.
    In addition to his 17 years of experience in varied fields of finance, viz., debt syndication, CFO services, commodity finance, hedging etc. Ashish has spent four years in the blockchain space, running an international advisory blockchain platform with more than 100 advisors before starting Whrrl.
    On this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, Ashish covers everything from the advent of Blockchain to the future of DeFi, to where the future of work is headed next. 

    We discuss with Ashish:
    His journey from becoming a Chartered Accountant to starting his own fintech startupsBlockchain & financial inclusion: how digital lending is reaching the farm gateBuilding a solid culture in early-stage startupsHow blockchain will transform recruitmentFuture of DeFi and its potentialHow to prepare the market to be receptive to the world of blockchain and DeFiFollow Ashish on LinkedIn

    Produced by: Priya Bhatt
    Podcast host: Aditya Sreekumar

    • 30 min
    #128: Razat Gaurav on the leadership philosophy, tools and systems for the next phase of 'connected work'

    #128: Razat Gaurav on the leadership philosophy, tools and systems for the next phase of 'connected work'

    On this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, our guest is Razat Gaurav, CEO of Planview Inc. that enables the transformation journey as organizations rewire strategy to deliver in today’s fast-paced, highly disruptive market.
    With more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software space, Razat brings proven leadership in scaling and growing businesses globally. Most recently, Razat served as CEO of LLamasoft, where he was driving an expanded product vision for AI-based supply chain design and decision making. This vision enabled the company to more than double its revenue in three years and resulted in a successful $1.5 billion acquisition by Coupa in November 2020. 
    Earlier in his career, Razat has held leadership positions at giants like Blue Yonder, i2 Technologies, and Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice. He also served on the Board of Directors of Sparta Systems.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Leadership philosophy: upheaval and evolution of the leadership stylesYou’re back in the office. So are your bad WFH habits?Tools and systems for the next phase of 'connected work'Follow Razat on LinkedIn

    Produced by: Priya Bhatt
    Podcast host: Abhash Kumar

    • 42 min
    #127: Frederick John on vetting and hiring Product Managers, how to do product work remotely, and what 'bad' product leaders get wrong

    #127: Frederick John on vetting and hiring Product Managers, how to do product work remotely, and what 'bad' product leaders get wrong

    “To me, Steve Jobs is a true epitome of product management. If you think about his role, it draws a lot of inspiration. Not only was he the brains behind Apple, but he helped design it. He helped develop and sell it. And that's why I refer to product managers as the CEO of their product.”
    If there’s anyone that knows how to build products, it’s Frederick John, who is a 20-year veteran of the product industry and a go-to thought leader in both product development and product management with a diverse domain background —including working with giants like Deloitte, GE Digital, ADP and NCR Corporation.
    He currently brings that expertise to Diebold Nixdorf as the Vice President of Global Product Management, Banking.
    On this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, we talk with Frederick about the strategic lessons he’s learned over his many years of experience launching hyper-growth products and building highly efficient product teams. He also covers the value of analytics and observations, why it’s so important to focus your attention on the right projects and goals, and why writing just detailed PRDS is not an indication of a good product manager.
    Fredrick has plenty of expertise to share in this conversation. We discuss with him:
    Why the product manager is referred to as the CEO of the productHow he got into product managementHow to vet different sets of aspiring product managers: those who are just looking to get started vs those who want to move from another fieldQuestions to evaluate intangible skills of a product managerHow has the product manager workflow changed since the pandemic- missing good old days of whiteboard, sticky notes and morning office scrumsDifference between product managers: Early-stage vs Hypergrowth stage vs Enterprise stageMistakes that bad product leaders makeFollow Frederick John on LinkedIn


    Produced by: Priya Bhatt
    Podcast host: Abhash Kumar

    • 34 min
    #126: On the importance of mindfulness at the workplace, and how to become a mindful leader, with Jennifer Minella

    #126: On the importance of mindfulness at the workplace, and how to become a mindful leader, with Jennifer Minella

    Some shocking (but kind of not shocking) leadership stats:
    50% of leaders spend about half of their time with their minds, not on what they're actually doing.
    70% of leaders report regularly being unable to be attentive in meetings.
    Only 2% of leaders regularly make time to enhance their personal productivity.
    So, 98% of these leaders aren't investing in themselves and their teams for productivity.
    Almost three-quarters of leaders and organizations don’t pay attention or take part in the meeting.
    When we talk about mindfulness at work again, it’s not hugging trees and trust falls. It's about how we can be more productive, more resilient and build better relationships. These are the three things that we need to focus on.
    Jennifer is the founder and principal advisor of Viszen Security, offering technical strategy, network security architecture, and coaching to CXOs and practitioners.
    A network architect turned advisory CISO and infosec leader, Jennifer is an internationally recognized authority on network and wireless security architecture, a published author and a public speaker. Over the last 15 years, she's worked with hundreds of organizations up to Fortune 50 on strategies ranging from network security to leadership. 
    In addition, she's an editorial contributor and trusted adviser for information security strategy for technology manufacturers. No stranger to public speaking, she’s a highly sought-after international speaker.
    Jennifer is also known for introducing mindfulness-based leadership to individuals and organizations in infosec. And aside from meditation and security, she's a competitive powerlifter and dancer including ballroom and swing. 
    With a background that extensive, it’s no surprise this episode of The Shape of Work podcast is packed with insights and solid perspectives. 
    We discuss with Jennifer:
    The importance of mindfulness in the workplace: leadership statsHow to become a mindful leader,Mindful Leader Development: How mindfulness training and workshop experience has transformed todayHow to improve cross-office collaboration for bonding over work: Myers Briggs’ personality test for understanding your employeesRecommended resource by Jennifer to learn more about mindfulness-based leadership: Institute for Mindful Leadership

    Follow Jennifer on LinkedIn

    Produced by: Priya Bhatt
    Podcast host: Abhash Kumar

    • 36 min
    #125: Praveen Kumar Devulapally on creating a culture of recognition, digital future-readiness, and the transformation of the Learning and Development function

    #125: Praveen Kumar Devulapally on creating a culture of recognition, digital future-readiness, and the transformation of the Learning and Development function

    Ever wonder why peer-to-peer employee recognition works better than top-down?
    Praveen Kumar Devulapally breaks it down on this episode of The Shape of Work podcast. As the Head of Learning & Organization Effectiveness at Grant Thornton LLP’s Shared Service Center- India,  he’s been doing some extensive research into the learning and organizational development functions for over 14 years and has a deep understanding of both the areas and how they can be transformed in today’s world.
    In addition to talking through some great insights from Praveen’s career in HR across Fortune 500 companies, we discuss with him:
    Creating a culture of recognitionDigital future-readiness How to unlock the full potential of 360-Degree feedbackA transformation of the L&D functionWhat HR transformation approaches are adopted at Grant ThorntonHis view on companies using employee monitoring softwareFollow Praveen on LinkedIn

    Produced by: Priya Bhatt
    Podcast host: Yashwanth Jembige

    • 50 min

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