I failed miserably in a corporate structure.
I had a nagging discomfort with the way I had learned management and how I was applying it. The practices were technically right, yielded business results, but did not have a soul. At the beginning of a career, these discomforts morphed into doubts about my ability and identity and never about the way organizations functioned.
This story changed for me in the last fifteen years at Centre of Gravity. Founded by friends, we have been able to impact the approach to business through our human-centered strategy lens. And this approach has time and again been highly successful and delivered results for both big, powerful brands as well as smaller ones. We are still perfecting this (and like any learning journey, this too will be a never-ending one), but we believe that this is a very strong and credible alternative to the status quo.
Since this approach is anchored in fundamental human truths and principles, it is not just for the professional sphere but could be used across all spheres of our life.
As an evangelist for this work, I want to convert as many as possible by making this approach widely known and available. And in my own naive way, I hope that one day, organizations and brands would adopt this as the default approach.
Clients: Some of the brands I have worked for are Asian Paints, Ceat Tyres, Janalakshmi Microfinance, Piramal Realty, Rustomjee, Cottonworld, Mufti, Firstsource, Agrocel Industries, among others.