Founder, Workplace Catalysts LLP

Summary :

Founder of Workplace Catalysts LLP (since 2011) author of publications, advisor to start-ups, Dr Joseph George A , also teaches at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences for post-graduate and post-graduate executive education. He has also engaged other universities and the Academy of HRD. He was earlier General Manager Corporate HRD at Wipro, responsible for customized interventions.

Dr Joseph enjoys integrating Career Development, Training & Development and Organization Development processes. His clients include Arbitron, Asian Paints, Computer Associates, Crayon Data, IBS, Societe Generale, and WeP. He is also Associate Consultant for Harrison Assessments.

Recognized by the Society of Human Resources (SHRM, India) as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Learning and Development, he is a member of the OD Network, USA. A certified coach, and trained in Psychometry, he is also adept in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Job Profiling processes.

Select Publications & Presentations :

Counter-Point to the Strengths based approach of Marcus Buckingham
  • Strategy & Business, September , 2008

Authors: Joseph George Anjilvelil, Ranjan Acharya

To put it briefly, a blind allegiance to the strengths based approach is likely to produce perceptual errors, just as blind allegiance to objective performance measures will cause its own share of perceptual errors. Human essence is what needs respect. That too in a systems view of organisations.

OD Behaviors Measurement using a Reliable Survey Based Tool
  • Global OD Summit, Mysore 2006

Based on a meta-analysis of OD interventions studied by Porras and Hofer, I instrumented a scale to measure OD behaviors in a survey based evaluation of OD implementation. This was awarded the Best Paper Award at the Conference.

Leadership Development in India – an experiential perspective
  • ODN, USA 2006

Authors: Joseph George Anjilvelil, Ranjan Acharya

Based on the role leaders play in affirming values in the midst of business and social environment as context, this paper gives a view to the experience WIPRO as a company had in instituting Leadership Development in India. The only company from India to have presented at the ODN so far.

What’s next in Learning and development?
  • SHRM India March 23, 2011

Authors: Joseph George Anjilvelil

A Practitioner view of how Learning and Development is being shaped in India and some anticipations from a reflection of work experience. 10 points considered as Subject Matter Expert for SHRM India.

Leading in the face of Change
  • The TMTC Journal of Management, December 2003

A sociological take on change in turbulent business contexts.

Website : www.workplacecatalysts.com

Email : josephg@workplacecatalysts.com