Siddharth Pandey

When great leaders bring a great commitment to the table, they work towards creating a safe space for their employees. This in turn builds the foundation of trust and loyalty amongst their team members.

One such leader is Siddharth Pandey, Founder and CEO at Successive Technologies. Siddharth is one of the Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021 by Great Manager Institute® published in Forbes India. He talks to us about his recipe for building organisational connect and an inclusive work environment.

“Feedback is a very important aspect of any relationship. It creates magic, and thus, we can utilise the full potential of the person.”

Siddharth believes that problem-solving is the art of conversation. Constructive and timely feedback is an important element that assists it. This allows people to introspect and work harder.

“I motivate the team to think like an entrepreneur and run the show rather than being in the show.”

An empowered work culture is quintessential to an employee’s confidence. Siddharth, therefore, focuses on providing the team with the independence to take decisions on their own instead of continuously consulting a higher figure of authority. Teams are divided into multiple business units and are made to handle operations freely. Such a practice, in turn, promotes accountability and confidence.

“Building personal relationships with my team allows me to understand their beliefs and point of view.”

Every employee, according to Siddharth, must be heard and recognised. Opinions matter most in a workspace. Voicing them also allows leaders to reflect and learn from others. Building good relationships outside the office helps enhance understanding between managers and their teams. This helps him to figure out the new version of them, which he would have never discovered in the office.

Great Managers Institute® is on a mission to bring out the best in industry leaders. In our series “Your Business is Built by People You Nurture”, we are sharing the best workplace practices of India’s Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021.

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

1. Feedback is key to influencing positive change and retaining it
2. Every voice must be heard and acknowledged
3. Leadership is using authority to encourage, not confine

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!