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Immunising a corporation from invisible attack

Managers must reflect on ways to unleash passion, a purposeful culture and positivity within the organisation

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R Gopalakrishnan
Unleash passion, purposeful culture and positivity. They constitute people power, which is the best immunisation for a corporation.

Abigail Disney, heir to the fortune and granddaughter of the legendary Walt Disney, last week launched a ti­rade against the company’s management. The reason was the management’s decision to reduce the pay of 100,000 workers while protecting executive bonus and dividends wo­rth $1.5 billion. She said, “Pay the people who make the magic happen with respect and dignity.” This demonstrates the dissonance between profit and people orientation.

Covid-19 has demonstrated that, like humans, organisations also need to guard against the invisible atta­ck­ers. We cannot
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First Published: Apr 29 2020 | 10:45 PM IST

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