Olympics in Tokyo was a stellar in many ways, although Sunday’s grand finale had low turnout.
But what caught my attention is the high intensity and the high degree of professionalism the entire event was executed without much fuss about Covid cases.
Japanese are masters in pulling off any big event. We saw how Japan was transformed to what it is today after two nuclear weapons were detonated over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively.
76 years after, Japan was a home to 11,091 participants from more than 205 countries, including those responsible for bombing!
Why am I talking about Olympics?
As I had mentioned in my last Tuesday Thoughts, business is all about delivering the right customer experiences. Just like Japan, when everyone was against holding Olympics, it went ahead with confidence and pulled off one of the biggest events the world has ever known.
My question to you is — can’t we imbibe the same spirit of execution and deliver the experience to our employees and customers, just like Tokyo?
If you observe, Tokyo saw opportunity in pandemic.
As they say, rebuilding begins from home. So, it’s time to put employee experience on the map. They are the closest to us.
So, what’s the big lesson?
History is replete with examples of how Japanese have the innate ability to consistently demonstrate one big trait: Go the Extra Mile!
Can we take this one valuable lesson to bring about transformation?
Start with technologies, like SAP SuccessFactors.
With over 180 million users across 200+ countries and territories, HXM suite lets companies recognize employees for their individual value and motivate them to achieve the heights of performance. Its cloud HCM solutions are designed around EX – what employees need, how they work, and what motivates them.
SAP SuccessFactors is a great starting point for any company that plans use its employee base to expand and cover more market ground.
If you want to know more about HXM and SAP SuccessFactors, write to me.
By: Venkat Nanduri