India e-commerce giant Flipkart always comes with innovative offers for its customers. It is not surprising that they will come up with innovative internal events for better employee engagement. Just for this cause, a report by TOI stated that Flipkart is Running ‘CEO’ For A Day Competition on it’s 10th anniversary celebration.
Things in Detail
According to TOI, interested employees have to fill a form describing why they are suitable for the post of a CEO. The final winner will be assigned as CEO for a day and he/she will be able to attend all the meetings Kalyan Krishnamurthy, the actual CEO attends and will also be able to take all the decision Kalyan takes.
What Flipkart Said to it’s employees
Flipkart in an email to it’s employees said, “As CEO you get to attend all the meetings Kalyan would, take decisions on his behalf, even send emails to the entire org! In other words, you get to be Kalyan for an entire day!”
Pramodh Karumbaiah, senior HR director said to TOI, “The winner can shadow Kalyan and be part of all the meetings, hear things firsthand, see what kind of situations come. It’s a lot of experiential learning,”
Recently Flipkart got investment from Tencent, Microsoft and eBay. Flipkart even acquired eBay India. Now Flipkart is running ‘CEO’ For A Day Competition and several other competitions to increase employee engagement for better business profits. According to the reports, till now Flipkart received 150 for the CEO for a day competition. Company hopes this competition will help building better relationship between top management team and low level employees.
CEO will pick winner after the aspiring applications validated by a panel. Senior HR director also added, “People wanted to know what the CEO does. How does he work, and prioritize things. It will help us connect with our employees on the ground and for them to see the other side of the table,”
According to a statement by Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Current CEO, “Through the Big10 (10th anniversary celebration) initiatives, we intend to gain some fresh perspective and insights, as well as make it a fun, engaging initiative for our people,”