Creating an Eco-System, Culture of Equality
We are very excited to look at the journey of TVS Motor Company Ltd. (TVSM) in the ways we embraced diversity. The idea was always to build a sustainable and socially progressive eco-system. This included, ensuring that we do not leave behind majority of the work force, but at the same time ensure emphasized focus on development, succession and progression of women at professional, personal and social front.
The scope of ‘Women Employment and Talent Development’ in manufacturing comes with multifold challenges due to different work-clusters and work-environments existing in the same eco-system. As we abide by majority of common policies, the culture had to be skillfully crafted ensuring enough agility to throw spotlight on the bright sparks in the organisation.
The automotive industry is one of the biggest employment generators in the country, by sheer nature of its diversity and complexity. Hence, it is also one of the most competitive. The workforce in automotive industry is incredibly diverse. Developing competencies and skills aligned to specific functions is very critical here. Therefore, we focus on practices and initiatives specially tailored to address different set of workforces.
Some of the recent initiatives at TVSM include formulation of Women’s Resource Group (WRG), providing an informal platform for open discussions and developmental; Women in leadership mentoring program; Referral program to attract more women to join us and contribute towards the growth of our company. To develop an eco-system, we are also focusing of Cultural Sensitisation on unconscious bias.