Communication, OB & HR
Often referred as ‘the lifeline’ in any organization, Communication Area enjoys a pivotal position across all programmes at IMI. This is reflected both in the courses offered as well as the various institution building activities handled by faculty members of the area. The area has a good mix of faculty both from industry as well as academia contributing to its diverse knowledge pool. The faculty team constantly strives to update itself on the latest tools and techniques in communication area by benchmarking with the best practices in management schools and need of industry. The prime focus of communication area is to help students translate acquired knowledge into applicable skill. Courses offered aim to impart students with the principles, concepts and skills required for enhancing their written and spoken communication capabilities essential for assuming executive roles and functions in organizations. The pedagogical tools used provide opportunity for students to introspect, develop and sharpen and array of soft skills – from developing positive attitude to communicating tough decisions. OB-HR area is driven by its mission of “making a positive difference in the life” of all those who come in contact with the group, whether as full-time students, or as participants in the management development programmes. The faculty team in the area comprises academic professionals with substantial research, consulting, teaching, training, and corporate experience, with a strong cross-functional academic focus. With a wonderful mix of experience, expertise and vintage, the area covers a vast expanse of competence rarely found within one roof. The area members are actively engaged in facilitating a wide variety of organizations move towards the next orbit through training, consulting, research, and publications. The OB-HR area offers its students a variety of courses that give them a thorough grounding in the concepts, expanded depth and width of knowledge, contemporaneous skill sets and competence, and strong positive outlook towards the society. Thus, the area ensures that the graduating students are sensitive to needs of the environment and sensible towards creating values for the business and the society as a whole. The pedagogy used by the area is introspective as well as interactive, thereby ensuring that the participants to various programmes have a good understanding of self, a fair appreciation of the business environment, and superior ability to use this knowledge in the best interest of the stakeholders. As a learning organization, the area constantly strives to generate new knowledge through applied research, and tries to incorporate the best of research-developed content and methodology for delivery of its courses. Thus in a nutshell, the OB-HR area at IMI, Bhubaneswar endeavors to ensure that the participants to its various programmes acquire cutting edge competence to deal with the world in a sensitive and ethical manner.