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Team BT   Delhi     Print Edition: March 27, 2016

Revamping the Work Environment

This refers to your cover story The Best Companies to Work For (March 13, 2016). Gone are the days when employees only looked for fat-salary jobs. In the present scenario, the great workplaces have well-defined organisational goals. Today, even the highest paid employees agree that money does not matter after a certain point. It is job satisfaction and a cordial office atmosphere that ultimately makes a difference. Top companies have a creative and colourful ambience. Offices today are mostly designed to promote innovation and help employees give their best performance. Apart from this, various reward and recognition programmes, too, ensure that innovation, creativity, leadership and team work are rewarded along with individual contributions. - Vinod C. Dixit, Ahmedabad

How the French Ensure a "Healthy" Work Culture

This refers to your cover story The Best Companies to Work For. Nowadays, multinational and many other companies pay the best salaries, but make the young generation work for 12-16 hours in a day. They pay for two persons but get the output of three to four people. And in the long run, it adversely impacts the work culture of an organisation to a great extent. France has taken steps to limit the working hours, even for a person working from home. To get best results, such an initiative is much needed all over the world. Money is important but is not everything. Even for the rich, if you cannot spend your money or if your health is affected, what is the use of having it? So we should earn for a comfortable life and not for the sake of hoarding. - Mahesh Kapasi, New Delhi

A Man of Exceptional Foresight

This refers to your piece on Savak Sohrab Tarapore in Peoplebusiness section (The Ageless Banker, February 28). Tarapore, an economist and former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, was humble and simplicity personified with a down-to-earth attitude. He was a man of exceptional foresight, full of knowledge and known for his unimpeachable integrity. Tarapore was also well known for chairing the RBI's committee on Capital Account Convertibility that has now become synonymous with his name and also relentlessly fought for protecting the interest of depositors. He always had a burning desire to lend an enduring credibility and transparency to the system and held his high office in the RBI with a stamp of authority, dignity and distinction. His passing away is, indeed, a great loss that will be felt deeply by the banking fraternity in particular. - Srinivasan Umashankar, Nagpur

A Slum with a New-found Dignity

This refers to your feature on Dharavi slum in Mumbai (Ladies vs Goliath, February 28). Interestingly, the author has found that women in the slum have a new-found dignity and confidence who believe that their product (sanitary napkins) is as good as those of the market giants such as Stayfree and Whisper. Her interactions with the slum workers highlight their aspirations. The role of associations, such as Aakar Social Ventures, whose aim is to provide training to equip women with the skills to educate their peers on menstrual hygiene, and earn an income selling affordable sanitary napkins in rural India, needs to be lauded, too. Had the author added some more data, such as cost comparison of Anandi versus other brands, it would have added more value to the story. This feature is fit to be a case study in B-schools. - J.S. Broca, New Delhi

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