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Episode 9 - Prabir Jha

This episode, we talk with Prabir Jha about the impact a well-defined purpose has on alignment, employee pride, and teamwork. Prabir shares wisdom from his decades as a Fortune 500 CHRO, and Andrew goes on a spiritual journey to the land of HR.

An HR leader with incredibly diverse industry experience, Prabir Jha has helped companies in everything from IT to pharmaceuticals cultivate world-class workplace cultures. His track record as CHRO is impeccable, guiding two Fortune 500 companies (and many others) to spots on the Top Ten Best Companies to Work For in India.

Prabir was interviewed by David Sturt, EVP of Marketing at O.C. Tanner and writer of Appreciate and Great Work.

Host: Andrew Scarcella
Guest: Prabir Jha

Topics covered:

“Until we have that conversation in a way that brings both sides to the table, it’s gonna be a challenge to get the best talent engaged in the positions that we need them—to be innovative, to be creative, to be successful in this really challenging environment.”
— Prabir Jha
  • 11:30 - Building a cohesive workplace culture
  • 12:22 - Reducing distractions
  • 13:00 - Leadership and purpose
“Because every single day, every interaction that you have with people is, in a micro-way, determining the culture of your organization.”
— Prabir Jha
  • 15:45 - Keeping a positive attitude
“You know, it doesn't mean you're going to be successful, but if you go into this with a negative attitude, it kills your ability to adapt. So you've gotta show up with a positive attitude.”
— Prabir Jha

The Work Place is sponsored by O.C. Tanner, the global leader in engaging workplace cultures. O.C. Tanner’s Culture Cloud provides a single, modular suite where all employee experience apps are in sync, giving teams the integrated tools they need when, where, and how they need them.

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