Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fwd: SEED & SPARQ Lunch Seminar on 6/1: "Creating a Culture of Creativity and Innovation at the Grassroots"


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Date: Fri, May 29, 2015 at 12:17 AM
Subject: Fwd: SEED & SPARQ Lunch Seminar on 6/1: "Creating a Culture of Creativity and Innovation at the Grassroots"
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Forwarding on behalf of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economics based at the Graduate School of Business.  

Note: RSVP is required by tomorrow, 5/29.



Please join us for a research lunch seminar on "Creating a Culture of Creativity and Innovation at the Grassroots" with Sachit Jain, a Managing Director in the Vardhman Group, one of the largest textile manufacturing firms in India.

This seminar is co-hosted by the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) and Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions.

Lunch will be provided from Siam Royal Authentic Thai Cuisine; please RSVP here to help us determine how much food to order.


Event details:
Monday, June 1
12:00 to 1:00 PM
GSB Room W104
Knight Management Center

Abstract:
The textile mills of Northern India are perhaps better known for their difficult work conditions than for their cultures of innovation. But one mill in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India, has an impressive record of empowering its employees to make creative contributions to their workplaces. Sachit Jain, an executive at this firm, will share his personal and professional insights into transforming low-income, front-line migrant workers into innovative and vital members of the workplace.

Biography: Sachit Jain is a Managing Director in the Vardhman Group, one of the largest textile manufacturing firms in India. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Management at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and Financial Management at Stanford University. He was awarded the gold medal at IIM Ahmedabad in 1989. Before joining Vardhman Group, he started his management career with Hindustan Lever. Mr. Jain published his ideas about managing for innovation in his book, Ready for Takeoff.











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