Monika Nagpal

Group Landmark received the award for the best-performing team from Mercedes-Benz India in 2018. Under the leadership of Monika Nagpal, their VP of Marketing, they have been able to achieve a 91% retention rate. Monika was also featured in the list of the Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021 by Great Manager Institute ® (published in Forbes India). Amongst her notable leadership practices is “Thumbs Up Cards.”

“With the idea of Thumbs Up Cards, I wanted to implement the attitude of gratitude within our team.”

Monika believes that recognition and acknowledgement go a long way in further instilling motivation at work. Appreciating the team for the smallest gestures tells them that the leadership values their efforts in their work, irrespective of the results. 

“I regularly organise intra-team contests like ‘Innovator of the Month’.”

Monika agrees that harbouring a healthy competitive spirit is the foundation of a progressive team. The “Innovator of the Month” contest allowed each team player to shine and discover their X factor.

“Every award we win is always promoted as a team effort and achievement.”

Monika believes that creating a space where teammates can pursue their passion helps them quickly think outside the box and solve their job challenges. She urges her teammates to frequently engage in their most-loved activities during leisure time to help them recharge and recalibrate for an improved work-life balance.

Great Managers Institute® aims to bring out the best in industry leaders. Our series “Your Business is Built by People You Nurture” shares the best employee engagement practices that India’s Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021 follow to achieve business growth.

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

1. Have an attitude of gratitude
2. Harbour a healthy competitive spirit
3. Encourage team effort and achievement
4. Fuelling creativity is an essential aspect of personal and professional growth

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