The Catalyst with Samantha Kris

Igniting the Power of People

March 11, 2020

For over 125 years, General Electric has been a trusted brand in every corner of the planet. Its purpose is to solve some of the most difficult challenges across the world from supplying power, to healthcare innovation, to creating a renewable energy ecosystem and more. At the core of the company’s success is its willingness to adapt, as well as its diverse and dedicated team. With over 200,000 employees over 9 countries, initiating organization-wide change is no easy feat. Changing systems, behaviours and ultimately company culture requires a combination of empathy, strong leadership and people analytics and that’s precisely what motivates Balakarthikeyan Nagarajan (Bala), GE’s HR Executive Director.

In Episode 06 Bala offers an inside look at General Electric’s efforts to enhance its employee experience by leading HR’s digital transformation. Bala shares ways in which GE is pioneering the technological era and explains why digital transformation, particularly in HR, is paramount for companies to survive. Bala is on a mission to ignite the power of people and gives actionable tools for you to do the same within your organization. He delivers rich insight into:

  • The necessity for leaders to have the confidence and courage to stop what’s not working
  • GE’s ability to leverage the intrinsic motivators of its employees to strengthen company culture and drive business results
  • Three biggest lessons from GE’s digital transformation that can be applied to any company undergoing change

To follow Bala’s journey connect with him on LinkedIn.

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