JK News Today

Jammu Nov 01

The Business School (TBS), University of Jammu organised a guest lecture by  Siva Sankar, Director HR Asia Pacific at Tower Watson, Singapore. An alumnus from The Business School, Sankar is a man of perseverance who in his interaction focused on self confidence, motivation, hardwork and patience.

Coming from a very conservative family from a very small village in extreme South, fascination for the snow-capped hills and especially for the people in North motivated him to join TBS.

While talking to the students,  Sankar went on to elaborate, “There is of no use doing something if we don’t love it or are not passionate about it”. He persuaded the students to never give up and work harder in any job they wish to pursue.

He further added that it is extremely important to know the direction in which one wants to go. He went on to detail the students about the “Arjuna Moment”, when a person does something exemplary and the world around stands up to recognise and appreciate their feat. He also emphasised the importance of networking and how important it is to earn respect of peers.

Siva Sankar pointed out that “failure is not a matter of abomination anymore, but it is important to learn from our failures because that is going to make us a better professional as well as a better person which ultimately paves way to growth and better opportunities”. He reiterated the importance of continued learning all through life and the need to adapt, because the world is changing rapidly; specially owing to technology and hence those who keep learning will always remain in demand.

Sankar discussed the current emerging trends in the market and opined that technology, customer focussed services, flat organisation hierarchy, skill based hiring and high emergence of entrepreneurs were some of the trends to look out for. He welcomed everybody’s thoughts and ideas to gear up the question answers.

While concluding, he congratulated the students for making the correct choice of doing MBA now as growth prospects are rife and fresher hiring is the buzz word in most of the industries these days.