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Topic: Culture

Rebuilding Your Culture in a Hybrid World

Meghan Stettler and Kunal Wadhwani with moderator Nida Shahid

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Tuesday, 7 September 2021
4:00 PM GST/2:00 PM SAST/5:30 PM IST

After an alarming year of disruption and fragmentation, employees are feeling more disconnected than ever. Organisations must intentionally reconnect their people amid the next great disruptor: the return to the office. Join Meghan Stettler, Director, O.C. Tanner Institute, Kunal Wadhwani, Group Head Human Resources, Choithrams, and Nida Shahid, Associate Director, Advisory Services, SHRM India as they uncover the vital connections people need to thrive while providing key strategies to make the hybrid model work for your organisation.


• Which aspects of culture matter most to employees—from their perspective
• Why a personalised hybrid work model reinforces culture and retains talent
• How organisations can build workplaces where trust, appreciation, and opportunity flourish

About the speakers:

Meghan Stettler Director of O.C. Tanner Institute

As a trusted voice for the O.C. Tanner Institute, most recently via its groundbreaking COVID-19 weekly webinars, Meghan specialises in knitting together key sentiments and perspectives across the table to identify win-win strategies for workplace culture success. Throughout her career, she has forged diplomatic partnerships with countries and companies in the Middle East, the Americas, Europe, and the Indo-Pacific regions, interfacing with CEOs, energy secretaries, ambassadors, and governors. She has also addressed over a million viewers as an award-winning journalist and producer with Al Jazeera, News 12 New York, and Network News Service, a pioneering organisation serving ABC, CBS, and FOX. Meghan was recently named to the HRD Global 100, a list of the best and brightest industry leaders in HR.

Kunal Wadhwani Group Head - HR GCC Choithrams

Kunal is a passionate leader and hands-on mentor. With over 20 years of experience in linking human capital to business results, he is highly adept at planning and directing reward and talent management strategies. He is an active Business ally who demonstrates success in negotiating win-win compromises and is currently the Group Head - HR CC in Choithrams.

Being a business partner with strategic capability, commercial acumen, and an enthusiastic preparedness to roll up his sleeves, he possesses a strong magnitude to partner with boards, CXOs, and senior stakeholders. Kunal enjoys a partnership with various universities across the Middle East and India to conduct keynotes with student groups and share insights on leadership, conflict, stress management, and how to incorporate fun in your modern-day corporate life.

Nida Shahid Associate Director, Advisory Services, SHRM India

Nida is a passionate and an entrepreneurial HR Professional with over a decade of experience across diverse areas of the human capital lifecycle. Prior to her current stint with SHRM India, she worked independently, associating with several firms like Great Place to Work Research and Consultancy, School of Inspired Leadership, and Institution Builders. She previously served as a Project Leader with Right Management India, working on projects involving both high level strategy and ground-level execution. A combination of subject matter expertise with operational understanding and effective stakeholder management has always ensured a strong business impact of HR interventions. Her domain expertise lies in the areas of Competency Management, Talent Assessment, Leader Development, Employee Engagement, and Performance Management.

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