The Productivity Compass

Points the way towards all things that can improve productivity, from project management and collaboration to workplace culture and organizational behaviour.

Project management tools and techniques are not for people to deliver high-quality projects on time during days of sunny quietude. They are to help the show go on even when things go awry. There are the specific challenges companies worldwide have been facing since March, and this is a discussion regarding how you can march on, nevertheless.

Speaker: Rajendran Dandapani

After dropping out of IIT-Madras as an Engineer in Electronics and Electrical Communication, Rajendran was part of the founding team at Zoho Corporation, then called Vembu Systems. Later, he spent seven years at Xerago, Asia’s largest New-Age Marketing Entity, as their Chief Algorithms Officer, managing projects and services for clients including Citibank and Sify. After rejoining Zoho Corporation in 2004, he has been serving a triple role at the company. He spearheads mobile development at Zoho, with a multi-talented team that builds mobile Apps for its 45 million+ customers. He is the President at Zoho Schools of Learning, Zoho’s own ongoing social experiment seen by many as a viable alternative to conventional college education. He is also a TEDx speaker and a technology evangelist who tries to share hard-earned advice and best practices from his two dozen years of professional experience. Beyond work, he is a contra-academician at heart. Feeling strongly that the education system in India needs a reboot, he also walked the talk, doing his own small bit by ‘free-schooling’ his 20-year-old son at home. His son graduated out of Zoho Schools of Learning, and is now his colleague, at Zoho Corp!

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