Employee productivity increases with a focus on professional and personal growth, which raises the value of the company’s stock, help the business unit land some important and lucrative contracts, and contributes to higher employee engagement scores.

Find out how Anubhav Gupta, Senior Engineering Manager at Pitney Bowes India, and one of the Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021 by Great Manager Institute® published in Forbes India, created a positive culture among the team.

“We adhere to and encourage the practice of formally thanking each employee.”

Anubhav encouraged the practice of formally thanking each person for any assistance they provide to others, whether it be in the form of offering solutions to problems, helping to complete work, or anything related. He did this by fostering a positive team culture that aided in the cross-pollination of ideas for helping.

“We promote a culture of healthy competition.”

To foster a culture of healthy competition, Anubhav adopted a policy known as R&R, where he encouraged the team to think creatively while carrying out the everyday work and recognized the team’s star of the month as chosen by the team members.

“We maintain focus on the individual and not just on their work.”

To benefit the individual and maintain motivation and concentration that helped the person remain focused on their work, as well as on their personal development, and make them ready for the roles and responsibilities of the next level, Anubhav started an activity between manager and employee where they followed the practice of creating growth plans for each team member and track progress monthly.

Great Managers Institute® is on a mission to bring out the best in industry leaders. In our series “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast and Everything Else for Lunch,” 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 Anubhav Gupta’s story:

1. Encourage employees to express their gratitude

2. Support a positive competitive culture

3. Give attention to personal development at work

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