Industry captains discuss the future of the workplace at an IBSA organised meet in Kolkata
Kolkata/IBNS: Will globalization and technological advancements bring a sea change in the workplace? What will the worker, workplace and work itself look like in the future?
These and other issues took centre stage at a panel discussion recently organised by the Indo British Scholars' Association (IBSA) in association with The Bengal Club and University of Birmingham.
The discussion was pegged on a new book - ‘Work 3.0’ – authored by Avik Chanda, columnist and business advisor and Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Professor of Economics, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Moderated by Dr. Sandip Chatterjee (neurosurgeon), the panel was also attended by Joydeep Datta Gupta (Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP) and Barsha Sanyal (Partner and General Manager, PwC SDC).
Subrata Paul, President, IBSA, highlighted the importance of the future of the workplace in the context of globalization and technological advancement, in his welcome address.
Guest of honour, Dr. Debanjan Chakraborty, Director, British Council, East & North East, spoke about challenges in the evolving workplace.
Dipankar Chakraborti, Regional Director - South Asia & Middle East, University of Birmingham gave the vote of thanks.
About the book
In the book ‘Work 3.0’ authors Avik Chanda and Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay employ rigorous research supplemented with industry reports, business case studies, expert interviews, anecdotes, their personal expertise and insights, to present a rich multi-disciplinary brew that spans economics, statistics, public policy, history, sociology, psychology, law, political science, literature and philosophy.
About the authors
Avik Chanda is a bestselling author, columnist, and business advisor, with two decades of Global Big 4 Consulting experience. His book, 'From Command To Empathy', featured in Amazon India's best reads for Business, Strategy and Management, and 'Dara Shukoh: The Man Who Would Be King', reached the top spot in the National Non-Fiction Bestsellers list. Chanda is Founder-CEO of NUVAH, and Director of the international literature festival, CANTO.
Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay is Professor of Economics at the University of Birmingham, where he leads the multi-disciplinary Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing, as well as the 21st Century Transnational Crime theme at the Institute for Global Innovation. A multi-disciplinary scholar, he has published in internationally leading journals in Economics, Politics, Law and Medicine.