New initiatives include mentors at the plant, and evaluation every three months.
Youngsters are lapping up two-minute learning modules
Following the success of a skit presentation by trainees, it will now be used for training frontline staff.
More than observing work patterns, evaluating output is important.
Questions are encouraged, job rotation is a norm.
Youngsters are allowed to spend time during working hours on pet projects.
Thirtysomethings at IBM India will soon be trained on how to deal with twentysomethings
Youngsters will soon start mentoring their seniors. The objective: How to listen to GenY.
Youngsters have been roped into managing and imparting agility to the company. Raynald Aeschlimann, VP & International Director of Sales, Retail & Distribution, Omega.
Bridging divides The architectural excellence of these bridges expresses their creators' abstract ideas in a language of concrete and steel. Knowing which bridge to cross and which to burn was never easier. Here's shining a spotlight on their anatomy.
The best greens Whether you are a diehard golf junkie or a rookie, teeing-off at India's most unique golf courses with vast stretches of pristine green is something to die for.
Do it yourself guide Learn how to do daily things on your own.
Social mores The things that are nice to know.
Track and wield Check the desirability quotient.
Curious case of the 5 GT BMW is renowned for clubbing disparate cars together, but the 5-series Gran Turismo really pushes the envelope with its large size, smooth handling and oodles of power. Check it out.
A cuppa in your food Is tea the new wine? A quirky new phenomena is emerging in the culinary arts with tea playing a crucial part in the preparation of some truly fine food. We take a look at how its done.
Tock of the town A BT Special on watches of all times.
Classic watches There was a return to elegance this year. Complications were cleanly hidden underneath dials that were smart and sparse. Here's a look at chronographs that will become an instant classic.
Complicated watches From flying tourbillons to movements that offset gravitational effects, these timepieces promise precision powered by the complex dynamics of technology. Brace yourself for a whole different level of mechanical ingenuity.
Watches: More for less Time to get skinted-minted. Amped up with just the right amount of style and substance, here are some watches that are trendy, souped up with technical-finesse and, yet, don't burn a hole in your wallet.
Rugged watches From gold to titanium, moon dust to ceramic, watches have gotten bigger, stronger and better. Going diving or flying a plane, these timepieces will show you the way. Here is a amall Q&A with A. Vellayan, Chairman, Murugappa Group A sedentary lifestyle and zero exercise of shoulder muscles are the triggers.
People, places and products Here is a look at people, places and products doing the rounds these days. In their book The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble - both faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth - have questioned many established views on innovation. Microsoft's Kinect system for the Xbox 360 game console is fun, and also gives you an idea of the future. You can make money in micro-cap stocks, but you've got to be cautious, patient-and lucky.
Choose the right option Your retirement plan should be a mix of different investments. We analyse the various instruments and tell you how they can fit into your plan. Differences at the workplace are inevitable, but there are fixes before they start harming people and productivity. Pranab Mukherjee's stewardship is missed at the North Block, 18 months into his tenure. He's been busy but not as the country's finance minister.
How Mudra got its groove back Yes, Mudra can be creative, and it now wants to set itself apart from the rest of the agency pack by focusing on the consumer rather than the client.
Indian BPOs fading voice The Philippines' ascent in call centres could serve as a pointer to wider troubles for India.
Biosimilars beckon Indian pharma companies are targeting generic versions of biotech-based drugs, which can slash treatment costs for killer diseases like cancer.
Your hazardous waste, my fuel Many countries have embraced co-processing as an effective means of waste disposal, but India is just about waking up to its potential.
Home sick Poorly skilled construction workers and world-class home fitting brands make for an odd match in India.
Still game Despite the gloom surrounding the Commonwealth Games, there are some projects that shine and promise to change the face of Delhi forever.
Second Life The used car market in India is growing faster than the new car market and a clutch of companies is gearing up to take advantage of it. Haryana's only chief minister to have returned to office after a five-year term, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, says he will not only fix Gurgaon's problems but also create five such cities minus its woes. In the post-Kamath era, the ICICI Group has a new game plan for growth and a new team to execute it - but will it miss the old guard? Last month, I was asked to provide career counselling to a client's daughter, a bright and qualified young lady who had dabbled in communications and research and now was considering a career in recruiting.
Define expectations for 'why' generation Last month, I was asked to provide career counselling to a client's daughter, a bright and qualified young lady. But, I was left wondering what India Inc. needs to do to manage GenY. The global economic recovery remains fragile, but a double-dip recession is unlikely, argues Azim Premji.
Monitoring BlackBerry The government crackdown on BlackBerry services might not go down well with its over one million users in India and may adversely impact its sales.
Take stock of risks We all pay margin money to stock exchanges when buying stocks but do we all really know how it is calculated and the rationale for it? Here's a primer.
Review and technology We try out the latest entrant in the small car segment and Samsung's new superphone.
In the Spotlight A global leader in metals and mining, Anil Agarwal surprised everyone with his proposed takeover of Cairn Energy's India business recently.
India Inc.'s tryst with social media Companies are promoting brands through social networks but it's early days yet.
Strong demand for economy hotels in India Gilles C. Pelisson, Chairman and CEO of Accor, one of the world's leading hotel chains, spoke to BT's Anumeha Chaturvedi about his India plans.
"Global investors remain bullish on India" Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist at Barclays Capital, one of the world's largest investment banks, was in India recently on a whistle-stop business tour.
Etcetera Here is out take on technology and projects around the world. Organisations are bending over backwards to accommodate the "brat generation" that sticks to no rules but its own. Twentysomethings are changing the Indian workplace - mostly for the better. India's demographic dividend is not just about the "age bulge" that is propelling us into No. 3 position in the global economy.
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