All businesses have their low and high phases. External factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic exerted more pressure, and only companies with close-knit teams survived. One such beautiful work family is led by Amit Sahni, CEO at Absstem Industrial Solutions, and Former VP of Sales at R.D.Dutta & Co. He is a reputed leader in his industry and is featured in the list of the Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021 Great Manager Institute®, published in Forbes India.

“Our business grew even in tough times. Most of the SMEs were not in great shape, and still, our numbers have jumped.”

According to Amit Sahni, the employees at R.D. Dutta have three parts to their name: first name, surname and company name. They are fully committed to their work family and work together to achieve a common purpose. This togetherness got them through tough times caused by the pandemic and helped show positive business growth.

“We ensured that our team members and their family were financially stable during the pandemic.” 

We decided to keep our employees motivated by avoiding any salary deductions. We paid all salaries on time throughout both lockdowns. This kept the team spirit high but also increased our yearly turnover.

“We never ask our employees to stay back late.” 

No one in R.D.Dutta & Co. expects employees to stay late beyond working hours. We ensured that our employees have enough time for their routines and feel energised when they return to work.

Great Managers Institute® aims to bring out the best in industry leaders. Our series “Is Your Work Family Happy” shares the best workplace practices of India’s Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021.

According to GMI, this is what we can learn from Amit Sahni’s story:

  1. Your employees need to feel cared for and valued by their leaders
  2. Even factors such as the pandemic cannot affect your business growth if you work together as a close-knit family

If you believe your leadership skills are at par with the best practices shared in this story, participate in Great People Manager Study 2022 and get a chance to feature in India’s Top 100 Great People Managers list. We are eager to hear your story. Register here!

Cheers to great leaders!