“You don’t climb Everest without a Sherpa…”
New market entry is always thrilling and challenging. Currently, there are 4591 multinational companies registered in India. With a consistent high growth story, India will see many more. We see organizations entering with pencil & eraser. They decide strategies, set up operations, undo some part, re-write, learn, change & take time to solidify. On an average, foreign companies take 5 years to settle down before articulating clear India centric strategy. Even much longer when it comes to building capabilities that really matter. Usually or quite naturally, most do cntrl+V of their globally well tried market entry recipe.
India entry management is not so easy. It is complex, diversified and fragmented. It is also changing very fast. CreoVate believes that any market entry has three axes of pay offs. Time, cost & quality. These are best achieved with a guide. You don’t climb Everest without a Sherpa. Business mentoring from Indian expert practitioners for India entry makes this stage less struggling. This is our favourite turf as we believe market entry to be like laying foundation. ‘CreoVate BOT service’ is the Build-Operate & Transfer practice, perfectly designed to help foreign companies climb the learning curve faster than they otherwise would.
Multinational entrants do form local teams to connect with customers, distribution channel and marketing agencies. They need capabilities and more importantly alignment with leadership vision. With 16 years experience in Japanese management culture in top leadership roles, our founder deploys many Japanese philosophies in helping create foundation aligned to mother company, help build DNA for Indian entity. If it mandates, we do initial operations successfully before handing over. All under close coordination & ‘Nemawashi’.
“ With external winds changing directions rather frequently, a capable Chief Transformation officer is must to orchestrate change that drive results…”
This is a uniquely customized premium consulting and mentoring service, offered on ‘retainership’ format. This is led by our founder Dr. Alok who believes that change management and business transformations (CMBT) is a habit that successful enterprises build in their DNA. Leaders don’t like flowing with the winds.They like to fly through the winds. Any winning aspiration comes with a change agenda. Hence, almost all of them create a TA (transformation Anchor) by appointing Chief Transformation Officer. This is a good approach as it builds a committed role at the board level, with eyes focusing beyond the bend, in ‘building the future’. Most mid-size companies can’t afford to dedicate such a senior resource full time. Whether you have a CTO or not, you do a lot better with help to steer any change.
Our strongest proposition of ‘CreoVate Retainership Service’ covers end2end most comprehensive agenda at the fraction of true successful transformation cost. Dr Alok himself commits 1 or 2 days a week on a long term engagement starting with one year & going beyond, as client needs. So you get a CTO or a business mentor to your internal CTO in co-creating a roadmap of future readiness and seeing it through.
“Enormous talent is locked with-in people. It is called potential. unlocking what we are capable of, is a lot more crucial than leveraging what we are. This is indeed a game changer.…”
“Out of various streams of Organisational Capabilities, People capabilities emerge as the mother of all…”
“ Best ideas, strategies, priorities, alignments with purpose & goals, decision commitments, assessing new opportunities, new customer experience, reconfiguring business models or just about anything new and next don’t happen merely with collective participation. Facilitation is the key…”
For most, new agenda is always thrilling and challenging. However getting everyone behind that, is not easy. The process of creating your transformational journey is a lot more critical than walking on it. Thousands of precious productive manhours get spent into execution of strategy, chasing new goals, designing and following new management systems, but real magic occurs when participants create energy of alignment. This is a unique ‘value’ that facilitator can create. Whether it is at the beginning of the year in annual kick off or at the mid-term strategic retreat or, let’s say, at a new team alignment exercise or even internal stakeholders’ alignment meetings to build interdependent role expectations and role promises for a seamless committed team work.Facilitation makes your emotional connection to the commonly crafted agenda to make it as ‘our agenda’ and not ‘management agenda’.
In change management and business transformation language, we call it as getting your elephant behind the rider. This happens when we don’t communicate decisions but use facilitation to arrive at decisions, which in most cases, are same or closely similar but intensely more powerful. ‘CreoVate facilitation Service ’ is moderated by Dr Alok who has successfully facilitated multiple sessions.
In his illustrious leadership journey, Dr. Alok has transitioned from an International top management corporate leader to a business transformation professional. His expertise as a practitioner-facilitator, coach, business mentor& trainer in guiding entrepreneurs, start-up business leaders and top leadership in mid-size companies in scaling up operations as well as building future centric capabilities, is well recognized. He is deeply engaged with SME business leaders in ASEAN markets. Alok has been empanelled by AON HR & management Consulting services, as a facilitator-Coach. He is currently facilitating organization scale-ups in Vietnam & in India. His last leadership role was in Singapore as Asia regional Governing Board member & Senior VP Canon Corporate strategy centre that governs 23 countries. His drive on transformational practices on business strategy, customer centricity & leadership skills won him huge accolades. He was appointed mentor for Institute of Engineers, Singapore under AEL. Previously, he was EVP-COO of Canon India, where his business acumen, strategic vision and execution leadership, helped 20X growth in making India, the largest market in Asia after China.
Alok was conferred honorary doctorate in 2011. He was listed in top 100 global influencers by ventureoutsource.com in 2012. PR week Asia HongKong has featured him in Global Power Book 2016 edition. Asian Photography publication rated him as “The Most Influential Person in Photography. He has also been awarded as “The Best CMO in India” by US-CMO Council. Alok is a recognized speaker in several Asian platforms & a common face in industry forums, panels and Juries. He has also led IT industry body as President.
He has also led IT industry body as President….In 2018, Vietnam TV featured him in ‘Talk Vietnam show’ as a leading International leadership consultant, facilitator & coach.
Besides Canon, Alok has worked in several leadership positions in Motorola, Tata group & Shriram groups and is an alumnus of IMD Lausanne, Switzerland & FMS Delhi.