Infosys Technologies Ltd.'s 'Voice of Youth' Program*

            


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Case Code : CLHR010
Publication date : 2009
Subject : Human Resources/ Organization Behavior
Industry : -
Length : 03 Pages
Price : Rs. 100

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Management, human resources management, HR, human capital, HR policies, leadership development, leadership, innovation, openness, meritocracy, corporate strategy, corporate planning, Infosys, India, information technology, IT, Voice of Youth, Microsoft

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Abstract:
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Infosys Technologies Ltd. (Infosys), one of India's leading information technology (IT) companies started the 'Voice of Youth' (VoY) program in 1994 to harness the creative energy of its young employees and also develop future leaders. As of 2008, the company was not only considered one of the most innovative companies globally, but its VoY program also catapulted it to the league of 'Top Companies for Leaders'.

Issues:
Training & Development
Leadership development
Empowerment
Motivation
Fostering Innovation

Introduction
Infosys Technologies Ltd. (Infosys), one of India's leading information technology (IT) companies, was founded in 1981. As of early 2008, it had not only established itself as a technology powerhouse in the global IT arena but had also earned a lot of kudos for its innovative human resources management (HR) practices...


Questions for Discussion:
1. Critically analyze Infosys' 'Voice of Youth' (VoY) program
2. Do you think such programs help in fostering innovation in the organization? Give reasons for your answers.
3. What are the effects of such programs on the motivation level of employees?

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