In this brand new episode brought to you by the Brand Called You, Ashutosh Garg converses with Ashok Malhotra, a seasoned HR professional, Process Consultant, and author. Ashok has been working as a Process Consultant for the last 35 years and has worked with top management teams of over 60 organizations covering all Industry sectors- FMCG, Consumer Durables, etc. Ashok explains who Process Consultants are, and defines their roles and responsibilities. The HR professional tells how a consultant’s advice can be implemented in a company successfully. The changing work atmosphere created by the millennials and Gen Zs is then discussed. Ashok talks about his life as an author. From an author’s perspective, he tells what the boons and burdens of Indian managers actually are. Ashok advises young managers who aspire to achieve great success in the corporate world. Watch the full episode to know more about Ashok Malhotra’s successful professional life.
Ashok Malhotra, Founder of EUM lens
Ashok has been working as a Process Consultant for the last 35 years and has worked with top management teams of over 60 organizations covering all Industry sectors- FMCG, Consumer Durables, Industrial Products, Banking and Financial Services, Software and IT Enabled Services, Management Consulting, Advertising, Hospitality Industry, Development Sector, etc. These organizations include multinationals, public sector, Indian business houses, family run organizations, partnership/proprietorship companies, etc. The engagements have either been part of a long-term assignment, or a one off interventions. While each of these had its own unique context and focus, the essential attempt was to create a setting wherein the top management team could come together to take stock of their existing situation and develop a blue print for future direction. The role of the Consultant has essentially been that of a Process Consultant who facilitates a dialogue through either providing a frame or intervening in the process to ensure effective communication/dialogue leading to a better understanding and new insights into their individual and collective process. In several cases it also entailed providing coaching/mentoring support to individual leaders in one on one setting. Prior to working as a consultant, Ashok worked as a Management Researcher/Teacher/ Consultant at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad for 7 years and thereafter as a practitioner for 10 years with a Public sector group and a multinational organization. Currently, he also serves on the boards of REVL, Chennai, eTRANS solutions, Kolkata, Flame Tao, Chennai and Reflexive lenses Consulting, Bengaluru. Ashok has been associated with all leading process work institutions in the country in the following capacity:
ISABS – Completed Internship and became a Professional Member – 1972 – 78
ISISD – Professional Member – 1978 – 1996 (also held the position of Chairman)
Group Relations Conference – Participated in several GRCs as a Consultant
Sumedhas Academy For Human Context – Founder Member (1996 till date)
Research & Publications
- Indian Managers and Organizations: Boons and Burdens– Book published by Routledge 2018
– Child Man – The Selfless Narcissist – Book published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) in May, 2010
– Authored the Existential Universe Mapper Framework and Suite of Tools, the only set of organisation diagnostic tools developed indigenously in India. The tools include organisation mapping, diagnosis and 360 degree leadership orientation mappers. The tools have been deployed in over 100 independent organizations in India and have a database of over 5000 managers working in Indian and multinational organizations in India and abroad.
- Published over 20 articles in various professional magazines and journals.