Call to shun ‘chalk and talk’ approach’

Indian Institute of Management-V Director M. Chandrasekhar on Thursday called for laying emphasis on practical learning instead of adopting a `chalk and talk’ approach.

He was speaking at HR summit with the theme on future of talent organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here.

He informed that the current talent pool was not what it used to be. “They are collaborators, explorers, creative and competent. Hence, more focus should be given on practical learning instead of ‘chalk and talk’ approach. Reverse mentoring is playing a big role in nurturing talent and in line with that, institutes are also coping up with the emerging trends.” Prof. Chandrasekhar also advised that flexibility should be given to institutes individually in formulating curriculum.

CII-AP chairman and director of RHI Classil Ltd R.V.S. Rudraraju harped on the importance of Industry 4.0 and the need to make use of available talent.

He said in the coming days hierarchy might roughly matter in an organisation driven by talent and the workplace might be a collaborative kind of thing. So the best task would be to keep the young talent engaged with new challenges, he remarked.

CII zonal vice-chairman and CEO of Granules Omnichem K.V.V. Raju opined that there must be proper connect between the HR and management every time to understand the need of the hour. For sustainable development, acquiring and retaining the right talent were most important. Talking from manufacturing perspective, he said IT was going to be an integral part of manufacturing in the days to come. Hence, simple qualifications might not be able to serve the industry requirements.

Lakshmi Mukkavilli, chairwoman, CII Indian Women Network, AP, stressed that the CEOs should go hand-in-hand with the HR partners and HR. The summit discussions were focused on IR-changing scenario, Industry 4.0-readiness, HR analytics and best practices.

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