How did Mimansa Industries’ (The Baker’s Dozen) business grow by 300% even during COVID-19? Sneh Jain, their Co-Founder and Managing Director, attributes this success to their employee happiness levels. He has taken many initiatives to ensure that his work family is happy. His innovative leadership style got him a spot on the list of the Top 100 Great People Managers of 2021 by Great Manager Institute® published in Forbes India.

“Ensure inter-departmental coordination.”

At Mimansa, Sneh has initiated monthly town hall meetings with themes such as Bollywood or retro, unlike traditional town hall meetings where senior managers speak and the rest of the team listens. Sneh’s town hall meetings are fun events where success stories are shared, ice-breaking games are played, and inter-departmental team engagement is encouraged.

“Build a culture of openness to feedback and change.” 

Sneh believes that for a growing company like theirs, leaders need to be open to feedback from their teammates. They do the daily grind, interact with customers, and, more often than not, come up with innovative ideas that can transform the business.

“Always be up for trying new ideas.” 

In Sneh’s team, all employees are encouraged to innovate and develop new ideas. Questions such as why can’t we increase shelf life without preservatives, or why can’t we make 1% wholewheat products are regularly asked.

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 Sneh Jain’s story: 

1. To keep your employees happy, you need to promote a culture of innovation 
2. Encourage inter-departmental coordination 
3. Be open to feedback and change

If you believe your leadership skills are at par with the best practices shared in this story, participate in Great People Manager Study 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!