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Developing Indian Talent Through Networking

Networking is enabling breaking barriers, encouraging collaboration and creating new business opportunities

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Indian professional's Engaging with Global professions is helping in exchange of knowledge and ideas. Networking is enabling breaking barriers, encouraging collaboration and creating new business opportunities.

The New generation of Indian Entrepreneurs and Professionals are experiencing networking at different levels between them and the Global Talent. This engagement at professional level is of great significance as it's led by professionals and Businesses without depending on state patronage. Now slowly and gradually a much wider spectrum of professionals are engaging with the world and forging new partnerships. Networking is no more restricted to summits and conferences abroad with bureaucracy representing India. Such networking is bring together the experienced and young, Professional's across geography's and diverse knowledge and skills.

Global thought leaders are now viewing India as a significant destination and are keen to engage with our professionals across businesses and understand our economy and academic system. This networking and engagement is paving the way for expanding the ambit of strategic relation between India and the world. It is changing the perception of India and its potential to contribute to the emerging world order. Our professionals are now not just workforce but now they are business assets. The global image of India and Indian has changed over the past few years, especially related to Indian Technocrats, Management Experts, People Development Specialists are now the new ambassadors of our country, and they are creating a new Brand India. This is leading to a change in our view of the world and the world view of India. This is helping a lot of executives to venture in to innovative entrepreneurial ventures and undertake research in to emerging areas. It would also give us an opportunity at a better understanding of our own abilities and work on those gaps.

Business and economic growth is now directly proportional to the Quality of Talent. Our CEOs and corporate bodies can play a vital role in Creating a New People Paradigm for Indian organizations by encouraging and enabling their teams to be more networked. Engaging and networking can help in new learning and development and an opportunity to present our achievements to the world. Networking and engaging with the world will bring about a quantum change in our ability to articulate our view points before the world. Such engagements will bring in new collaborations between start-ups and enhance the knowledge of our workforce. Networking and engaging with the world at different levels can pave the way for the right change in our work culture and environment.

The world is now more connected then before by technology and the Human urge to reach out to other. One of the Gallup research forecasts that, by 2021, 64% of India's workforce will be between 20 and 35 years of age. Providing opportunities of networking to the new generations will be crucial to engage them and provide them with the right climate to thrive. As Business become global such initiatives can help India build a pool of talent that's more geared to work and perform with global organizations. Our CEO's and Academic Institutions should initiate more of such knowledge exchange initiatives to give exposure to our talent and connect them to the world across levels and age groups to enhance employee engagement and capability building  for sustainable economic growth.

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Anirban R Banerjee

The author is columnist and Author of Leadership Excellence Principals my father followed, he is an expert on Learning and Development and organizational Leadership Development

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