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April 8, 2019 - No Comments!

Interview Series: Digital Experts & Thought Leaders


Sreekanth K Arimanithaya is a versatile business leader with over 25 years of multifaceted executive leadership experience. His areas of expertise include Corporate and Business Strategy, Human Resource Management, Digital Automation and Deep Learning, Design Thinking, Agile Methodology and People Supply Chain Management.

As Senior Vice President, Integrated Workforce Management of DXC Technology, Sreekanth is responsible for global workforce planning and optimization, strategic and operational demand management, talent recruitment and training, and skill management and development. He also co-leads DXC’s India business operations.

He previously served as Managing Director, India, and Global Head – Workforce Management at CSC. He has also worked with organizations such as Britannia Industries Limited, CA Technologies, GE and Toyota in various capacities – Business Transformation, Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management, Information Technology and Quality.

Sreekanth holds a BA degree in Psychology and an MSW degree from Loyola College of Social Sciences.

In this interview with Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE, Sreekanth shares deeply structured and rich insights into the various tenets of the digital revolution and their implications for HR roles and culture.

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March 26, 2019 - No Comments!

Report: Talent Assessment & Development – Priorities, strengths and challenges of organization-wide talent transformation initiatives

talent assessment and developmentTalent Assessment & Development – Priorities, strengths and challenges of organization-wide talent transformation initiatives by the KNOLSKAPE Insights Centre explores assessments and development modes utilized by organizations, and the link between the two. The study explores answers to questions such as – Why should organizations roll out talent assessment programs? What modes of learning are most utilized by firms to develop their people? What strengths and challenges do leaders face when they link their assessment and development initiatives? The report also includes a quiz at the end of each section, that will allow you to test the strength of your talent transformation programs

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February 8, 2019 - Comments Off on Beyond the leadership funnel in the digital age

Beyond the leadership funnel in the digital age


The temptation to lead as a chess master, controlling each move of the organization, must give way to an approach as a gardener, enabling rather than directing — a gardening approach to leadership is anything but passive. A ‘collaborative’ approach to leadership is built on the twin virtues of empowerment and accountability.

Can a concerted and systematic effort to building a strong leadership lattice over a leadership funnel yield phenomenal results for an organization over time? A look at this leadership approach by Rajiv Jayaraman & Subramanian Kalpathi.


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January 17, 2019 - Comments Off on Leading Without Authority

Leading Without Authority

Leading without authority

With flattening hierarchies, an increasing number of leaders are occupying roles without formal, positional power and are required to positively engage with, influence, and lead others without being directive or coercive. A look at this leadership trend! By Rajiv Jayaraman & Subramanian Kalpathi.

Find out how leading without authority can be practiced from this exclusive article.

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December 28, 2018 - No Comments!

The Segue – Key Learning Trends for 2019

Learning Trends

In 2018, we at the KNOLSKAPE Insights Centre conducted extensive research on areas related to learning effectiveness, digital transformation and learning modes. Going into 2019, here we share our top takeaways. The following insights are extrapolated from what we learned in 2018. These are gleaned from our conversations with key stakeholders in the learning fraternity as well as extensive surveys conducted throughout the year.

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December 27, 2018 - No Comments!

Top 10 Predictions for HR Tech 2019

Top 10 Predictions for HR Tech 2019

Joi Ito in his famous TED talk said that if you want to innovate, be a ‘now-ist’. This year, instead of making a ‘prediction’, I thought I will focus on what’s already happening in the fringes, waiting to go mainstream. As the famous saying goes, “The future is already here, it is just unevenly distributed”.

KNOLSKAPE founder & CEO, Rajiv Jayaraman shares top 10 predictions for HR tech in 2019.

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November 21, 2018 - No Comments!

Self-paced learning – Priorities, strengths and challenges: notes from the frontiers of adoption

Self-pacedLearning mode is on the cusp of disruption.
The way we learn is undergoing a significant shift. The gradual yet definitive adoption of self-paced learning interventions signals a recast in the way that content is designed and disseminated, in tune with the aspirations of the modern, connected learner.

To understand this phenomenon more, we spoke with and surveyed the first movers in the world of self-paced learning. The insights from this study are split into two parts:
Part I: Learning strategy fit and decision-making criteria
Part II: Roll-out, adoption and future-focus

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November 12, 2018 - No Comments!

A brave new world: Are market leaders ready to win in the digital age?

A brave new world: Are market leaders ready to win in the digital age?

If there’s one thing that global technology giants Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google have in common, it’s that they got their digital strategy right early on. Enabled by billions of connected people and powered by exponential technologies such as AI, robotics, and IoT, the transformation stemming from this revolution is unlike any seen before. And yet, the disruptive impact of digital transformation is being felt by companies across different industries, not just in technology. Companies like Amazon are emulating the success of their digital disruption in one industry to expand to other spaces, building on their deep data-backed knowledge of consumer preferences to do so. For this reason, business leaders and companies have to develop and execute strategies that will enable them to win in today’s increasingly digital age. Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder and CEO of KNOLSKAPE, and Subramanian Kalpathi, Senior Director at KNOLSKAPE, spell out why a sound digital transformation strategy is key for companies, new and old, to thrive in today’s brave new digital world.

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November 10, 2018 - No Comments!

Digital Checkbook – Leadership in the Digital Era

Around seven years ago, Netscape founder and venture capitalist Marc Andreesen famously said, “Software is eating the world.” Today, we can see that his prediction has come true. The top 5 publicly traded companies by market capitalization are all software companies—Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook. These companies have leveraged digital technologies to disrupt numerous industries and displace many companies from their pedestals. According to Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme, “Digital is the main reason just over half of the companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared since the year 2000.”

One of the business realities in the digital age is that organizations have become increasingly boundary-less. Uber has more than a million drivers across the world, but not one of them is on their payroll. Airbnb delivers great accommodation experience for travellers across the world, but not one of the rooms it offers is theirs. In essence, these organizations operate in a boundary-less fashion, leveraging assets and people outside their organization to deliver value to the customer. Furthermore, there is a marked shift in the labour market towards freelancing, a trend now called the “gig economy”. According to a 2015 Intuit study, 43% of the US workforce will be freelancing by 2020. This fundamentally alters how leaders need to think about organizational boundaries.

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