Nagpur: The seminar on Human Resource and Innovation Management organized by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) under the aegis of IIM Nagpur was an extremely engaging session as experts shared their experiences on various aspects of human resource management on Monday.
At the outset, Dr Bhimaraya Metri, Director IIM Nagpur, was all praise for the BIS for making Indian voice heard on the global platform. He pointed out that earlier ISO or the Britishers ruled the world of standards. However, BIS ensured the India system got its due.
While giving an overview of BIS functioning, Ms Rosy Dhawan, Scientist-F & HMSD, BIS, informed that the bureau was meant for consumer welfare. All the activities of the bureau are meant to ensure that consumers get quality products. Ms Dhawan termed BIS CARE App as a tool for consumer empowerment. She pointed out that standards are everywhere but mostly go unnoticed. Their importance is felt when problem arises, she added.
“Innovation management is extremely important not only for an organization but also for every nation. Countries like Japan, Singapore have set themselves apart only because of quality innovation management,” opined Ms Usha Singh, Director (HR) of MOIL Ltd, who was the keynote speaker for the seminar. Every company is trying to trigger innovation to achieve higher goals. Innovation management is vital for every company as it determines the company’s future, she added.
Prof Vinayak Dixit, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, spoke elaborately about standards of innovation. “Innovation and human resource go hand in hand. You can have innovative ideas but you need to have good human resource to drive them,” said Dr Mukund Vyas from IIM Nagpur. Companies grow when they dump their current business model to embrace innovations. Companies who fail to understand the need to change and adopt innovations are bound to perish, opined Dr Vyas.
Ms Shalu Varshney, Scientist-D BIS, gave an overview on BIS Management and System Department. Mr Ashish Urewar, Scientist-C BIS, proposed the vote of thanks.