The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the need to create and nurture the culture of innovation, in every organization to tap the collective potential teams and employees. He said it was the responsibility of the top-level management or officers to promote team spirit, encourage new ideas and empower employs to express their opinions freely would help everybody.
Speaking in Hyderabad after inaugurating the 33rd convention of Quality Circle Forum of India, he observed that organizations must create an enabling environment to bring out the innate potential of every person to solve problems and not accept the status quo.
Pointing out that there was an urgent need to ensure work-life balance in people lives, the Vice President expressed concern that the fast-paced, modern-day lifestyle was causing enormous stress and affecting people’s health and personal life.
The Vice President said that ensuring a healthy work-life to employees must become the key focus of organizations along with achieving their own profits.
‘’while one cannot tolerate negligence, indiscipline or irresponsibility at the workplace, it is also the responsibility of an organization to ensure that the atmosphere does not jeopardize the personal life of employees,’ he added.
Stating that a healthy lifestyle, including proper dietary habits, was a must for a happy life the Vice President advised people to find adequate time to spend with the family. Also, it is important to make yoga and meditation a part of one’s daily schedule.
‘One should find adequate time to spend with the family. Also, it is important to make yoga and meditation a part of one’s daily schedule,’ he added.
Vice President opined that it was important to engage our young and dynamic workforce in social service activities. He said that there was a need to prescribe a code of Professional Social Responsibility on the lines of Corporate Social Responsibility should be adopted by various professions, including doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants and others to take up especially focused activities to help the marginalized and downtrodden sections.
‘One must realize that the country cannot make progress unless and until each and every section of the society is made partner in India’s growth story,’ he added.
He called upon all political parties to evolve a code of conduct for their public representatives at all levels from panchayats to Parliament and said that there was a need to raise the quality of public discourse in the country.
Over 1000 participants attending this convention and over 200 improvement projects are being presented in the convention.