Jan-Feb 2021

​​​​Theme: Order & Chaos: The Evolutionary Changes

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Workplace & Society

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Key Highlights: The past couple of years has been extraordinarily fast-paced and complex. Though, the world was somewhat halted by the ongoing pandemic, the consequent changes in the workplace and society were evolutionary. Decisions were to be taken at an extremely fast pace in order to cope with the extraordinary changes that were taking place around the world- perhaps impacting every single of its inhabitants. There is chaos aplenty and a dire need of order. In this context, we discuss and analyse the impacts of - "Order & Chaos: The Evolutionary Changes In Workplace & Society". 


This first issue of the year has some very interesting and thought provoking pieces. Read Prof. Raghbendra Jha, Professor of Economics and Executive Director, Australia South Asia Research Centre at the Australian National University share his insight on 'Online Learning during the Pandemic', Dr. Sudhir Hasamnis (fmr) Assistant General Manager, IT at the global automobile major Tata Motors take on 'The need to have dynamic business model to manage chaos'. Eminent academician Dr. Alan Nankervis, Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Management, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia sharing his thoughts on'Order & Chaos, Disruption & Progress – The New Workplace'. Hear Bangalore-based Leadership coach and Behavioural skill trainer Ms. Preeja Sreedhar's call for 'The evolutionary change within oneself: A self- reflection' and ponder with Dr. Jayantee Mukherjee Saha's article to decide for yourself whether'Chaos is no evil or is it a tangled web?'.


Chaos and (Potential) Order- Online Learning During The Pandemic by Prof. Raghbendra Jha, PhD (Columbia), FWIF, Professor of Economics and Executive Director, Australia South Asia Research Centre, Australian National University.


 The Need To Have Dynamic Business Model To Manage Chaos by Dr. Sudhir Hasamnis (fmr) Assistant General Manager, IT, Tata Motors, India.


Order & Chaos, Disruption & Progress – The New Workplace by Dr. Alan Nankervis, Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Management, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia.


Order & Chaos: The evolutionary change within oneself: A self- reflection by Ms. Preeja Sreedhar, Leadership coach and Behavioural skill trainer, Bangalore, India.


​# Chaos is no evil or is it a tangled web? by Dr. Jayantee Mukherjee Saha, Director, Aei4eiA , Australia


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Snippets on Manpower & Labour Market, HR & Business matters based on Aei4eiA’s research work and experts' opinion.


​Now-a-days, we often hear the following- a) the global socio-economic landscape is changing fast- much faster than anyone would have comprehended even half a decade ago; b) Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity-VUCA, is the new normal and c) the Indo-pacific-region is the new global growth engine and is playing a significant role in establishing the new world order. 

New issues and challenges are emerging that the business leaders, policy makers and others in the field were unfamiliar with in the past. Global bodies, strategists and change-makers are ever exploring ways to manage the dynamism while stabilising the present and securing the future.

In the given context, it has become a necessity for intellectuals and experts to come together and initiate a discussion to address the pressing challenges and pertinent issues that are impacting the 
Manpower & Labour Market | HR & Business. Experts Forum is Aei4eiA's initiative - a confluence of experts from academia and industry to regularly (quarterly) discuss, share views, think and act on above matters through short and succinct snippets.

Aimed at strategists, policy makers, scholars, academicians, HR and business leaders, the
 key objectives of this forum are-
 
a) To initiate discussions on issues and challenges facing the region (with a focus on Australia, India, Singapore (AIS) and broadly global matters impacting the APAC region).

 b) To generate a repository of expert views/knowledge on matters related to Manpower & Labour Market | HR & Business and 


c) To collaboratively contribute towards sustainable development.​


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May-Jun 2021

​​​​​​Theme: Gig Economy

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Its Long-Term Impact On Organisations & Society

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Key Highlights: A gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations hire independent workers for short-term commitments. Gig economy workers tend to include freelancers, independent contractors, project-based workers and temporary or part-time hires (Gillis, 2020). Gig economy has been a trend in the recent years. However, there are multiple perspectives as to its challenges and benefits. While it may generate employment for some who would prefer working for shorter duration as independent contractors, it may even induce the challenge of short-termism, job insecurity and inconsistent income for many. 

On the other hand, employers may benefit by reducing dependency on a limited pool of manpower resources, save in terms of benefits (like office space, insurance, training etc.) while perhaps risking a traditional, loyal workforce to shoulder the growth and responsibilities of the organisation. The gig economy therefore seems paradoxical. In the above context, we discuss and analyse- "Gig economy and its long-term impact on organisations and society".


Read eminent academician Dr. Alan Nankervis' (Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Management, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia) view on 'How did the gig go?'. Hear what Dr. Anitha Ramchander, (Professor and Dean, AMITY Mauritius)  have to say about "The gig economy is empowerment' and ponder with Dr. Jayantee Mukherjee Saha's article to decide for yourself whether'Can we talk about sustainable development in the era of gig economy?'


How did the gig go? by Dr. Alan Nankervis, Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Management, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia.


The gig economy is empowerment by Dr. Anitha Ramchander, Professor and Dean, Amity, Mauritius.


​# Can we talk about sustainable development in the era of gig economy?by Dr. Jayantee Mukherjee Saha, Director, Aei4eiA , Australia