Amit Sahoo

Studies suggest that a company’s leadership style is the most critical factor for its success. Amit Sahoo, VP and Global Head – HR at Areteans, and Former Head HR at TA Digital, couldn’t agree more.

“We grow by lifting others.”

This is a mantra that Amit follows at all times. He mentors not only his direct reports but also his extended team members and new joiners. Amit was featured in the prestigious list of the Top 100 Great People Managers 2021 by Great Manager Institute® published in Forbes India, for his transformational leadership style.

“Recognition delayed is recognition denied.”

Amit knows that 70% of his high-performing teammates are millennials and has, thus, adopted newer ways of giving rewards and recognition. He realises that instant recognition through social media drives massive momentum amongst the team members. They are motivated to deliver their best to get recognized within their team, as well as on public forums, where they can be acknowledged socially.

“Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn.”

Amit has unlearned his traditional approach towards human resources and learned new methods to sustain and succeed in this war for talent. He believes in giving his team members the freedom to learn whatever interests them in HR or even explore other fields they are keen on.

Great Managers Institute® is on a mission to bring out the best in industry leaders. In our series “Is Your Work Family Happy”, 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 Amit Sahoo’s story: 

1. Taking the role of a mentor helps align the team with your vision

2. Understand your team’s demographic and adapt your ways accordingly

3. Unlearn your traditional approaches and always be ready for two-way communication

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!