Ergonomics Meet at Tisco

TISCO recently formed an Ergonomics Cell headed by O.B. Krishna to study the concept of Ergonomics and spreading the knowledge to all employees in the organisation.

A section of the audience intently listening
to the presentation made by Godrej.

TISCO held a 2-day workshop on Ergonomics on April 2 and 3 at the Rusi Mody Centre of Excellence, Jamshedpur. Noted industrialists, doctors, professors and experts shared their knowledge about Ergonomics at the workshop. Godrej were invited to give a presentation on Ergonomics in furniture. Raviprakash R. Gupta (General Manager — Furniture Marketing) and Girish Nalavade (General Manager — Furniture Design) gave a presentation on the subject. We displayed and demonstrated our range of Chairs and Computer Furniture.

The Godrej team being felicitated by TISCO.
Left to Right: Girish Nalavade (GM — Furn. Design),
R. R. Gupta (GM — Furn. Mktg),
O. B. Krishna, (Head of Ergonomic Cell, Tisco)
and R. P. Singh, organiser of the workshop.

This seminar not only imparted knowledge about Ergonomics, but also spread awareness of how Godrej use Ergonomics in Furniture designing.

Bibhash Biswas, Jamshedpur Branch


Dynamic Salesmanship

Today’s salesmen have to believe themselves to be managers of their territories rather than merely selling products and ideas. With the objective of making our Sales Officers more effective and productive, a 3-day workshop was held by the Locks Division at Khandala. The programme, ‘‘Dynamic Salesmanship for Greater Productivity’’, covered around 40 participants from All-India locations in two batches.

Locks Division, All-India Sales officers Training Programme at Khandala.

Based on market study and feedback from our employees, a customized programme was implemented for the Sales Officers covering the following areas:

  • Develop a positive mental attitude.
  • Communicate effectively and understand the importance of timely communication.
  • Setting stretched objectives for reaching desired goals.
  • Importance of territory planning.
  • Negotiation skills, — key issues.
  • Dealer relationship management.
  • Time management — Understand cost of each sales call.

The training programme was a blend of interactive sessions, individual and group presentations, case studies, simulated role-plays with live video to enable participants to translate the techniques and concepts into tackling practical market issues, thereby sharpening their selling skills.


Experience speaks more than theory

Locks Division has added a new concept in training of Sales Officers called ‘‘Experience Over Theory’’, where one section of the main training programme is conducted by our own Regional Managers/Asst. Sales Managers who have special sales skills.

Students of New Cambridge School, Bangalore, engrossed in a craft competition
conducted by Godrej Locks Division. In the background are seen some
Bangalore Branch personnel along with a dealer.

Salad cutting competition organised by Locks Division at Infantry Road (Bangalore): Swagata Das (Asst. Mgr.-Locks) handing over the prize to the winner. Looking on are (L-R): Mohan Kumar (ASM-Bangalore), Ravi Gadha, Dealer of Marktech and Mrs. Shashi Chowdhury, Head of the Ladies Club.

This helps not only in sharing knowledge among Sales Officers, but also increases their confidence in the concepts and techniques discussed as they are proven methods in the same field. The initiation of this technique was done by Mohan Kumar, Asst. Sales Manager — Bangalore) during the programme of ‘‘Dynamic Salesmanship for greater productivity’’ in Khandala.

Dean Noronha, Locks Division (Marketing)


Godrej launches new e-lock

The Lock Division recently launched e-lock, the latest among Godrej Electronic main door locks, with access control and soft touch key.

The e-lock operates on a micro controller-based embedded system, which provides unmatched security. This product is backed by a large dealer network and supported by a strong service set-up which includes:

  • Uniquely coded e-keys with over 19 trillion lakh combinations to ensure non-interchangeability.
  • A battery-operated system which requires no electrical wiring.
  • No key holes which eliminates lock picking and offers easy operation even in darkness.
  • Low battery indicator which, when dead, leaves provisions for emergency opening from outside.
  • A 25 mm throw of reinforced deadbolt which ensures solid protection.
  • Corrosion-free zinc alloy die cast body with superior finish.

Ratan Saklatwala, Kolkata Branch


Maha Mela

Bangalore branch conducted a Roadshow at Hotel Srinivasa, Mangalore, exhibiting the entire range of Locking systems, Scissors and Knives under one roof.

Local advertising about the Maha Mela was done through various newspapers, handbills and cable network. Approximately 600 customers, major retailers, architects and builders visited the mela and showed keen interest in the products displayed.

Mohan Kumar (ASM) explaining product details to customers.

This Maha Mela gave an impact on Ultra range, created good publicity and product awareness.

On the last day of Maha Mela the branch personnel held a Retailer Salesman Workshop, which was attended by 45 retailer salesmen. Training was imparted to retailer salesmen on product features, benefits and superiority over competitive range. Special focus was given on Locks application for different usages. During the workshop, a quiz was conducted about the products. There was a good response from participants. The top three winners were awarded and two consolation prizes were given. A small memento was given to all the participants at the end of this meet.

Locks Division (Bangalore) conducted local advertising for
Maha Mela held from 25-27th January, 2002.

Kudos to the Bangalore team members for their initiative and efforts in making the Maha Mela a great success!

Mohan Kumar
Bangalore Branch


Suppliers Meet

The Locks Division organised a Suppliers Meet. The theme of the Meet was ‘‘Partners in Progress’’. The objective of the Meet was that as partners in progress, both Locks Division and Suppliers need to win the customers’ confidence together and various innovative ways of working together to counter products in the Indian market.

Rajesh Gangar, one of the suppliers, is awarded the certificate of excellence
by B. K. Rajkumar, Business Head, Locks Division.

The Locks Division presented an Action Plan, 80/20 for all the components and sub-assembly and the suppliers too presented a plan about their good practices. The presentation was made on Web-based Procurement System. Locks Division has implemented the same for 42 Suppliers. It is well received by everyone.

At the end of the Meet, Recognition Certificates were given to Suppliers for their outstanding work. The certificates were distributed for Long Association (more than 25 years) and for excellence in areas of innovation, value engineering, quality systems, cost reduction and performance.

Kartik Modi, Locks Division