WHEEBOX AND PEOPLESTRONG PRESENT
NEW CODE OF WORK AWARDS 2021
CELEBRATING ORGANISATIONS SCRIPTING THE FUTURE OF WORK
ABOUT THE NEW CODE OF WORK AWARDS
The New Code of Work (NCOW) Awards seek to identify and highlight how thought leaders across corporate in India and Asia-Pacific are scripting this new wave in the new world often termed as the New Normal. Early signals show that while almost all businesses are getting disrupted, An era most productive is at hand. The shock that the pandemic brought into our system has increased the ability to adopt new age solutions. History will mark these endeavors. This is exciting – the zeal to test the unknown is palpable. The New Code of Work Awards aim to recognize and reward emergent best practices in play; just as they seek to record the thinking, that is driving these shifts. Wider impact across institutions government and private is bound to be resultant.
The year of 2020 will be remembered for numerous reasons, but one top reason on that list would be the change it brought about in the way we work! The year started with the same naïve innocuousness of previous years. Offices were bustling with people, having returned from the Christmas break and new plans were strewn across cubicles and minds alike. But it only took a couple of months into the leap year and things (as we knew them) went for a toss!
Marred by the virus, first the long-distance traveling stopped, then even shorter distances became dangerous for travelling. Suddenly, the world came to a standstill and governments & organizations were forced to change their models of operations to deal with the crisis. Severe lockdowns were introduced in many countries in the world, which impacted economies and raised the unemployment numbers to their highest in recent years. It is estimated that job loss due to the pandemic could be up to 40 million people in India and nearly 400 million across the world! The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revealed that they have cut their expectation for global growth to 2.4% from 2.9% and warns that it could fall as low as 1.5%
With cost pressures at an all-time high and tanking economies, organizations & leaders had to adapt to this new normal and fast. Overnight, everything went online and thousands & millions of people across the world started working from home! Never, in the history of humankind so many people have worked remotely, at the same time! But now, there was no other option. The very nature of this transition has brought about a deep-rooted cultural change within our organizations, teams & people.
This year, when we open the second edition of The New Code of Work Awards, we are ognizant of the fact that while only a year has passed, but the learnings & changes have been worth much more than what could be expected in one year. This is the year of transition, and so our definitions have also changed for what would be the New Code of Work.
The organization of the future is taking shape in the moves that companies are making now.
Chairperson NCOW Awards, Former Managing Director, IMA India
Founder, MD and CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management
MD and CEO, Diageo Global
Director, Global H.R. & CEO, Carbon Black Business at Aditya Birla Group
Founder and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip
AMARJIT SINGH BATRA
MD, Spotify India
Shortlisted nominations would be evaluated by the Jury to arrive at the list of winners
Winners will be announced on 6th February at “Workfest 2020” – a gala evening that will be hosted at Oberoi’s Gurgaon.