NHRD Network Bangalore Chapter Conducts Conference on Applying Cricket to Boardroom

Eminent panelists including Javagal Srinath, T.V. Mohandas Pai, Dev Prasad, S Giridhar and V J Raghunath

Online PR News – 02-August-2014 – Bangalore, August 1, 2014 – The Bangalore Chapter of National Human Resource Development Network (NHRD Network), an association of HR professionals committed to promoting the HRD movement in the country, today, organized a HR Conference on ‘Cricket, Leadership and People Management’ in the city. The Highlight of the Conference was a panel discussion on ‘Applying Cricket to Boardroom decisions’ with powerful leaders having expertise in cricket and management, sharing their experiences over the years besides providing an enriching discussion as well. The participants were provided with valuable insights by the panelists who presented lessons from cricket that could be gainfully applied for boardroom decisions, through their knowledge gathered over different market conditions, employee behavior and economic time-periods.

The event was attended by over 250 professionals and management students from across the state. Javagal Srinath, T.K. Mohandas Pai, S Giridhar, V.J. Raghunath and Dev Prasad, who were part of the panel discussion, urged the participants to widen their horizons to new perspectives and practices that have been deployed in the game of cricket and apply it bring about effective outcomes.

Played by millions, cricket is still the most popular sport in India with many corporate leaders having grown up playing the game and can readily relate to it at any stage of their life. Lessons learnt while playing cricket like concentration, focus, alertness, being daring and dynamic in making bold decisions at the right time are easily applicable to the Corporate world as well.

“Exciting tactics and bold decisions exhibited by captains and players of cricket teams, when used in businesses, can boost employee morale and competitiveness and have a profound impact on corporate performance.” said Javagal Srinath, Former Indian Cricketer and ICC match Referee.

Speaking on the occasion Mohandas Pai, Chairperson, Board of Manipal Global Education Services, stated, “Similar to the cricket team captain putting in the required efforts and the right approach to motivate and increase team performance, managers can contribute to organizational effectiveness by using the relevant tactics in employee selection, designing of the job profile, motivation, decision making processes and putting the right reward systems in place”

The content rich and highly relevant discussion presented in a thought provoking format truly empowered the participants with strategies and tactics that will help them make right decisions in their work environment. Cricket teaches one to learn real life lessons on motivation, leadership and people management skills and is a game from which one can learn how to build high performance teams by implementing right strategies. The urge to win under volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous situations makes the team to stand out as performers..

“We are thankful to all the speakers for effectively bringing out the underlying philosophy on which our Network stands. Every human being has the potential to perform well and the captain or the manager has a significant role in bringing out the best in individuals and teams.” said Sudheesh Venkatesh, Honorary President, NHRD.

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NHRD Network is committed to promoting the HRD movement across the country and is registered under Registration of Society Act, 1860, and Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 and is dedicated to development of human resources through education, training, research, and experience sharing.