1. Equal Pay for Equal Work; what are your thoughts on this?
I believe that “Equal pay for equal work” is very important in today’s day and age. There should not be any disparity between men and women.
Although, a few years ago there was a significant disparity in the remuneration, but times have changed to a great extent. Today, MNCs are giving equal pay, equal responsibilities, and equal opportunities to everyone, irrespective of gender. It has still not reached that mark but we are much better than what we were earlier. Women were not considered for senior positions as it was perceived that they would not be able to handle the workload with household responsibilities and marriage.
The concept of the glass ceiling has existed for many years now. Today, people understand that women can achieve much more when given the opportunity. With their multitasking abilities, they are able to take up dual responsibilities.
Besides, women have a strong instinct to read between the lines. They can take cues for aspects that are not spelt out or put down on paper. They are more organised and more ambitious than before. Women of today are taking more accountability and responsibility. They are more career-oriented, and wish to become independent, having entered male dominated fields such as engineering, IT, manufacturing, etc. too; they are everywhere.
2. How is Prompt Becoming Inclusive? Share an instance.
Yes, Prompt is an Inclusive organization. There is employee morale, culture, and employee engagement initiatives that lead and drive towards inclusiveness. At Prompt, we have majorly women in managerial and decision-making roles. Hence, you can say that we are a gender diverse organization!
At Prompt, we are given responsibility and authority to make decisions with a free hand. Authority is given to negotiate with the client without any interference or involvement. We are empowered to take business calls which could benefit the organization without much interference.
The best part is that the organization engages its key managers in major decisions such as revenue improvement and growth, introduction of new software or processes etc. views of the team are considered, and an informed decision is further made.
A noticeable instance would be how the organization coped with Covid situation. When the pandemic struck it was only through collective decision-making and team effort towards putting a business continuity plan in place that worked to our advantage. It was all executed and strategized as a team!
3. Do you feel valued, respected, accepted, and encouraged to fully participate in the organization? Share and instance.
Yes, absolutely. As I said, critical decisions of the organization on increasing revenue, introducing anything new, involve us too, giving an opportunity to give our opinions and contributing to the decisions.
Vice President – Staffing