Exemplary work deserves rewards and recognition and we have a number of continuous improvement activities.
MISSION GEMBA – launched in 2005, is one of our most successful initiatives aimed at information spread, developing skills, empowering employees to reach world-class levels of quality, cost and delivery with recognition and reward for performance. ‘Gemba’ means ‘real place’ in Japanese, refers to the shop floor. The manufacturing units are divided into function-based ‘Gembas’, totally over 100 now, and each ‘Gemba’ is run as an independent ‘business’ by empowered ‘Gemba Unit Leaders (GULs) chosen based on their performance track record. ‘Mission GEMBA” has triggered an attitudinal transformation of the workforce, operational excellence to decongest bottlenecks and continual improvements in several core areas.
IMPROVE - a home-grown employee engagement programme now into its 13th successful year,it has emerged as a platform to showcase the best projects by our employees on productivity improvement, efficiency enhancement and cost cutting. An annual, company-wide contest, it goes beyond the existing Quality Circles (QCs) to include new cross functional employee teams too. Having assumed the proportions of a mass employee movement, Improve sees more than 50% of our employees participating and the impact of these projects to the bottom line till date has been to the tune of over Rs. 400 million.
Future Leader Programme (FLP)–Class will tell and this is a systematic attempt at identifying and nurturing future leaders.
Mission YEs – Powered by Youth: is a programme aimed to engage and harness the substantial "youth power" available amongst us to meet the emerging business challenges in a vibrant and energetic culture focused on competitive attributes of Speed, Innovation and Attitude
BLESSING – Opportunities for the discerning is the credo of this unique HR initiative that we have introduced in our Pantnagar Unit. Aimed at developing shop floor skills, youth who have passed 12th grade are recruited and educated or trained by us, at our expense, in partnership with a renowned technical and training institute. Isn’t this a novel way to earn while you learn on the shop floor?
"RISE" (Reward for Individual Search for Excellence)
100% Club our highest reward for exemplary individual or team performance
Green Shield (best unit for environmental sustenance)
A great place to learn
Wrapped in lush greenery, the Management Development Centre (MDC) at Hosur evokes a sense of calm and peace of mind that is ideal for a seat of leaning. Neatly appointed, it is equipped with all the requisite infrastructure like air-conditioned classrooms, a well-stocked library, a computer lab, a multi-purpose convention hall and excellent boarding, lodging and leisure facilities. So whether you would like to hone your creative abilities or develop your personality or just learn a little more, the MDC is where you should head for where till date, more than 1,000 (including 200 non-Ashok Leyland) programmes have been conducted.