#14 Godrej Properties: Trust & empowerment
The vision 2020 of Godrej Properties Limited (GPL) is to make the organization future-ready for which human capital is seen as a strong enabler. HR has a key role in institutionalizing systems, processes and offering tools that facilitate value creation both for the organization as well as for the employees. Milind Apte, Vice President - HR, Godrej Properties says, “It is our endeavor to create an environment of trust, openness and empowerment which is driven by a performance culture.” Robust and transparent people processes have laid the foundation towards building a people-centric work culture at GPL. The values - progression, expression, empathy, and experience & trust - propel people centricity.
GPL believes that ‘an informed employee is an engaged employee’. Its structured communication platform ensures flow of information across the organization and encourages employees to offer suggestions and candid feedback which adds to organizational effectiveness. The need to stay connected is directly driven by the Managing Director who shares business highlights with the team on a monthly basis. A good mix of top down and bottom up channels of communication are available to employees which reinforce the trust that the organization places in them.
The organization aims to provide various touch points in the employment lifecycle of an employee to create a unique experience. The bouquet of positive experiences, right from helping a new joinee tide over the anxiety of joining a new organization, to creating sounding boards for employees in their career journey, is what makes it a great workplace.