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Measure and continuously improve your People
Manager Effectiveness and come one step closer to
actualising your potential.

Get Certified

Get Certified As A Great People Manager™ Globally

Real-Life Case Studies

Learn From Byte-Sized Real-Life Case Studies

Access to Community

Community Of Mentors, Coaches and Great People Managers

Get Recognized

As one of the Top 100 Great People Managers™ in the Country

What Makes Us Special?

We provide you the opportunity to enhance your managerial capabilities through team feedback,
byte-sized learning and personalised action plans while also giving you the opportunity to get
recognized as one of the Top 100 Great People Managers of the country.

Effective Benchmarking

Effective and Thorough Benchmarking

Benchmark your People Management Effectiveness with managers from your industry, seniority level and the Top 100 Great People Managers™.


Personalized Action

Personalized and Contextualised Action Plans to enhance your People Management Style.


Experiential Learning Content

Byte-Sized Learning Content in the form of Case Studies, Manager Mantras, Theoretical Techniques and much more.

Get Recognised as a Top 100 Great People
Manager of India in The Economic Times

Register in the Great People Manager Study 2024 and stand a chance to get
recognised in our annual list Top 100 Great People Managers of India which
will be published in The Economic Times

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How It Works?

Embark on our journey with a straightforward
process to get started. We provide a simple and
accessible approach to begin your path toward
growth and development.

Visit our portal here.

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Take a small Self-Assessment about your leadership style and fill in some details about yourself

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Click on the “Journey Progress” Tab on the left and select “My Surveys”

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Fill in the details of your HR and Team Members

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Click on “Submit” to launch the survey

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Pricing plans

Choose a personalized growth plan for you to Identify your superpowers
and derailers and become a Great People Manager

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I joined GMI as a part-time content writer during MBA. While it's usually difficult to balance academics and work, GMI's flexible culture encouraged intermittent contributions rather than boxing it into hours or days. Work from Home or Flexi working was adopted in GMI far before it became an the worrkplace norm. During my MBA placements, I chose GMI over other offers - because the founders nurtured the individual strengths of every person and inspired me to bring my best to work everyday. The vision of GMI and customer-centric DNA is something I personally resonate with. With this I shifted to a full-time Sales and Customer Success role, leading impactful initiatives and delivery on some key projects, & also became a part of the leadership team at a very young age. The inclusive culture of GMI sets it apart, making it a place for personal and professional growth, led by a purpose. Journey at MCom

Shivangi Shinari
Shivangi Shinari

Senior Project Manager

Four years ago, I embarked on a transformative journey with GMI in the technology team that marked the beginning of an enriching experience. From day one, I've had the privilege of working alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. The collaborative spirit within teams has not only empowered me to contribute my best but also encouraged me to continually expand my skills and knowledge. The tasks I've been involved in have been diverse and challenging, offering me opportunities to push my boundaries and explore my potential. Moreover, GMI's commitment to its employees' well-being is commendable. Reflecting on my journey at GMI, I am grateful for the experiences, relationships, and growth opportunities that have shaped me into the professional I am today. GMI isn't just a workplace; it's a community that fosters growth, nurtures talent and celebrates diversity, where individuals can thrive both personally and professionally.

Nikhil Nakashe
Nikhil Nakashe

Team Lead - Technology

Landing up at the CEO’s house instead of the office due to a mixup of addresses is not the ideal start to an internship; but my time at Great Manager Institute® has turned out to be one of the most enriching learning experiences of my life. I fumbled, I learned, and I blossomed under the guidance and care of the colleagues & manager who treated me not as an intern, but as a future colleague. This partnership came to fruition when I was invited to continue as an analyst in the company. Now, a year later, I sit shoulder to shoulder with my colleagues, having my own individuality, and confidently chairing my own meetings. The journey wasn't linear, but in the nurturing atmosphere of the Great Manager Institute, I found my path to be the best, and it feels like home.

Diya Vora
Diya Vora


During the COVID pandemic, I found my way to the Great Manager Institute as a Graphic Designer Intern. With zero knowledge of the corporate world, I started to blend into it. Got to work with super-talented teams of GMI, learned, explored new things, and then started in a full-time role. One thing I learned is that the core value of GMI for me is Care. When I was admitted to the hospital because of a road accident, all of my colleagues at GMI were there, for both mental and financial support throughout my recovery period. I am happy to be a Greater.

Prem Londhe
Prem Londhe

Graphic Designer

Embarking on my GMI journey as a Data Science Intern was a turning point, uniquely shaping my career trajectory. The dynamic three-month internship laid the groundwork for my professional evolution. In the subsequent nine months, my seamless transition to a Product Analyst role underscored GMI's commitment to cultivating individual talents. GMI fosters a culture that propels personal growth. Today, I proudly embody GMI's transformative impact on careers—grateful for the past, and eagerly anticipating the exciting chapters that lie ahead in my future with GMI. Today I am a young mom & also a proud Greater who’s able to integrate an excellent work life balance

Yashna Shah
Yashna Shah

Product Analyst

Over the past year, my engagement with GMI has woven a tapestry of enriching experiences and continuous learning and growth. Embarking on my journey as an HR intern and grappling with unfamiliar tasks to confidently managing diverse responsibilities as an HR Associate, my progress has been profound. Simultaneously, opportunities of cross-functional collaborations adds depth to the enriching experience at GMI. With a vibrant mix of Gen Z enthusiasm and Gen X leadership, our collaborative atmosphere not only fuels growth but also cultivates a unique camaraderie. GMI's culture of transparency and the organization's faith in me fuel my enthusiasm to contribute my best every day, making it an exceptional platform for professional development.

Pankti Maru
Pankti Maru

Human Resource Associate

Joining GMI as a data science intern through the Super 20 scholarship program was a game-changer for me. This incredible opportunity wasn't just about learning data skills but shaping my career path. The Super 20 program's tech-focused holostic learning experience made me job-ready. At GMI, the learning atmosphere is amazing, encouraging us interns to innovate and collaborate. During my first nerve-wracking presentation, my manager's boost helped me shine. The appreciation I received afterwards boosted my confidence immensely. I realised that striving to 'Be the Best' pays off. GMI's dedication to nurturing young talent in a competitive job market is truly admirable. This experience expanded my horizons and fueled my ambition for a successful tech career. It's more than an internship; it's a platform where young talents flourish, and I'm grateful to be part of it.

Dhanashree Parab
Dhanashree Parab

Data Science Intern

HDFC Ergo has found a great partner in Great Manager Institute® (GMI). It all started with a vision of Every Manager at HDFC Ergo becoming a great People Manager. GMI came at the right time with the solutions tailored to our population and has helped bring alive our mission of Last mile first by co-creating the most impactful and meaningful programs for our colleagues across.

Anuj Tyagi
Anuj Tyagi

HDFC ERGO, Jt. Managing Director

We rely on GMI's programs to enhance the capabilities of our first-time managers and mid-level managers. GMI's Connect, Develop, and Inspire (CDI) framework is instrumental in fostering a culture that emphasizes transparency, care, and growth. This aligns seamlessly with our organizational mission, which is to become the preferred and most obvious choice for our people.

Vibhash Naik
Vibhash Naik

HDFC Life, Cheif Human Resource Officer

After completing the workshop, people managers became aware of their own ability to foster an atmosphere of trust and high performance. Regarding the program's learning methodology, participants gave it favourable reviews. I’m confident that teams made up of certified managers will undoubtedly see a significant change in their leadership style.

Deepak Pohekar
Deepak Pohekar

ZF Wind Power Coimbatore Limited, CEO

I got the opportunity to take part in GMI's Great Manager Program last year. As a people manager, I valued the one-stop learning platform that allowed me to record my action plan, make any adjustments to it, as well as view my feedback. I wholeheartedly suggest this class to any working line manager who wants to learn practical methods for people management.

Viktória Lődör-Martinecz
Viktória Lődör-Martinecz

Tesco Business Services & Technology (Hungary), Learning Partner

Any manager who wants to be an employer of choice must comprehend what their team wants and their objectives and respond to those, which is what the Great Manager Institute has assisted us in doing.

Deepak Khetrapal
Deepak Khetrapal

Orient Cement, Managing Director

The Great Manager Certification Program in collaboration with Great Manager Institute®, helps us mentor and aid our managers to propel their careers and their people management practices.

Balfour Manuel
Balfour Manuel

Blue Dart, Managing Director

Frequently Asked Questions

You can also write to us at [email protected]

The heat map indicates the difference between your self-assessment survey score and team-feedback survey score for every sub-theme. Following is the colour scale:

  • Shades of red: If the self-assessment survey score is more than the team-feedback survey. Darker the shade, higher the difference.
  • Shades of blue: If the self-assessment survey score is less than the team-feedback survey. Darker the shade, higher the difference.

This is the work of my various artificially intelligent friends. Together, we try to figure out what managerial style of yours is prominent and what is not so much. This is what we show through the style cloud! Hope you identify with it. If not, let me know, and I will see how we can improve further.

Your score indicates the stakeholder feedback on your managerial style. It may not be clear what the various numbers mean unless you see it against the benchmarks. There is a benchmarks button along with your scores. Do check that out as well. And thank me later 🙂

We appreciate you suggestions & recommendations. If you are an organization participating in the study, please reach out to your RM or if you are an individual participating in the study please write to [email protected].

Sure, I would love to pay heed to the same. Kindly share the same here, and my team shall get in touch with you.

Yes, shortlisted managers who are qualified to be featured in the Top 100 Great People Managers' List are shared with the organization prior to publishing.

The winners are usually announced in March/April every year after we close the registrations in Nov/Dec.

Yes, both the positive and negative comments are mentioned in the Individual Manager Scorecard. Note: All the comments are anonymous.

There are 3 types of insights GMI can share. 1. Individual Manager Scorecard(Complementary), 2. Organization Report(Complementary), 3. Leadership Presentation(Chargable).

The Round 1 or Manger Assessment & Team Feedback Survey is open for a period of 7-10 Days depending on the size of the organization and the response rate. Round 2 or which is submission of Best People Practices would again take around 7-10 Days. On the higher side, it would take two months to complete the entire study.

We maintain all compliance required as per the GDPR regulations.

Firstly thank you for participating in the Great People Manager Study. You must have been assigned with a Relationship Manager from our team who can guide you with all the survey related queries you have. If you still have any concerns, kindly write to [email protected].

If the problem is in logging or registering, please do a hard refresh (Control+Shift+R). Try logging in again. If this conventional approach does not work, do not worry, mention your problem here, and our team shall assist you.

Yes, we have our Learning and Development program- The Great Manager Certification. It is a 20 week program that guides a manager to become a better people manager. If you wish to know more about it, you may write to [email protected] and our team will get in touch with you.

We share the insights with the organizations in the form of 2 reports-Organization Scorecard and Individual Manager Scorecards. Additionally, managers will also have access to our portal which has:-

  1. Profile Overview (Detailed insight on the survey)
  2. Access to our Great People Managers' Community.
  3. Access to the finely curated Manager Mantras (Best Practices throughout the years).

It depends on the overall performance of the managers from the organization.

There are 25 close-ended and 4 open-ended questions in the survey marked on a 5 point scale.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to customize the Survey questionnairre.

There are 3 rounds to the study Round 1- Manager Self-Assessment & Company-wide survey Round 2- Submission of Best People Practice Additionally, shortlisted managers will have One-to-One Mentoring Discussions with Select Industry Leaders. If you wish to know more about the study methodology, you may write to us at [email protected] and our team will get in touch with you.

Connect, Develop & Inspire is our proprietary framework that helps us measure the People Manager Effectiveness of various managers.

Certainly! Here are our lists of winners from 2023, 2021, 2020 and 2019  

Any number of managers (be it a first time manager or the CEO of the company) who have a team size of 3 and above can participate in the study.

Yes! Your participation in the Great People Manager Study gives you an opportunity to be a part of The Top 100 Great People Managers list which is published in the Economic Tmes.

Yes, for organizations it depends on the number of managers participating in the study. For Individuals, there are 3 types of packages available in our portal. By subscribing to any of the packages you can participate in the study. If there are any further queries, kindly write to [email protected].

Participating managers must have at least 3 direct reports under them who should have worked with the manager for more than 3 months. The team managed by the leader should be located in India.

Yes, you may! Company-wide participation gives your organization an opportunity to get recognized as a Company with Great People Managers as well. Kindly express your interest by visiting If you have any further queries, please write to [email protected].

Thank you so much for showing interest to participate in the study. Kindly write to [email protected] and our team will get in touch with you. You may also nominate your organization to participate in the study.

GPMS help you understand the organizational level people management trends and the employee experience at your Organization. You also get to know the individual People Managerial Profile of Leaders at your organization with actionable insights. The study gives you an opportunity to get recognized as an organization with Great People Managers, thereby elevating the Employer Brand, which helps you to promote people management and recognize Great People Managers at your organization

GPTW focuses on organizational culture while GPMS focuses on Managerial effectiveness. Our survey revolves around 3 fundamental pillars - Connect, Develop and Inspire that measures your People Management Effectiveness.

Certainly, we would love to share. Economic Times is our partner for Great People Manager Study in India. Together, we honor the Top 100 Great People Managers of the country along with Companies with Great People Managers. The National HRD Network recognizes managers qualifying the threshold with a Certificate of Merit. For more information, you may write to [email protected] and our team shall get in touch with you.

The Great People Manager Study is India's largest study on people management. It captures team members' feedback through 25 statements on manager effectiveness, across 3 broad themes of Connect, Develop, and Inspire. For the organizations participating we give 2 reports-Organization reports and Individual Manager Scorcards. All the participating managers and leaders go through a rigorous selection process using a multi-layered evaluation methodology. This finally culminates into a list of the Top 100 Great People Managers and Top Companies with Great People Managers which is published in one of the leading business magazines of India, like The Economic Times. If you wish to know more about it, you may write to [email protected] and our team will get in touch with you.

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