The 2011/11/24 at 06:45
Pélagie Harbour, in Florida
Top draws at the sixth edition of the Global Meets organised by Indian company HCL Technologies included big names such as Bill Clinton, the 42nd American President, and Malcolm Gladwell, a journalist and successful author (Tipping Point, Blink, etc.). The high mass gathered around one thousand clients and collaborators of the Indian multinational.
The themes of this meeting: ways to conceive a new world, new approaches to the economy and trade relations. In a context of economic and financial, Vineet Nayar has mastered the art of getting his company talked about.
Famous for his “employees first, customers second” managerial philosophy, the CEO of HCL Technologies did not miss the opportunity to promote his favourite slogan describing a vision that inverses the traditional business hierarchy. In a book of the same name published in 2000, the Indian CEO explained: “The hierarchical pyramid removes managers from their employee base. In doing so, it distances them from the reality of their market as well as the value creation zone. The command-and-control approach in fact erodes the relevance of decisions.”
Since 2008, and despite an uncertain economic context, the company has continued to recruit worldwide and seen its turnover rise. The rhetoric is now familiar: employees find fulfilment and happiness when entrusted with important responsibilities (even if certain find that salaries do not match up to expectations), with a CEO who is more of a rock star than a businessman… Vineet Nayar nevertheless refused all interviews with the media representatives present.