The Human Touch
Building human capital in a disruptive world
Increasingly, digitisation and exploding data consumption on the mobile are leaving their impact on the world. Almost every aspect of business is being converted to digital - distribution, payments, e-commerce, and even video and audio.
The media and entertainment industry hasn't been immune to this turbulence with legacy television broadcasters being bludgeoned by the deep-pocketed streamers. The TV networks are facing their own distribution challenges courtesy new pricing rules set it in place by the sector regulator.
This transformation is a double-edged sword and has brought with it opportunities and challenges in equal measure. Mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, and shutdowns are hitting the sector as organisations adapt to cope with the new paradigm. Executives, managers, and employees are now living in times of sustained and relentless pressure. Corporate life in a sense is being lived in a fishbowl.
The nature of employment is undergoing a fundamental change, be it in advertising, broadcasting or OTT or content creation, as companies, big and small, cope with the pangs of aggressive growth.
With organisations and employees redefining their priorities, the need of the hour is to strike a fine balance with an eye on the future.
The Media HR summit is an initiative to provide a platform for the industry to go into pause mode and reflect on the past, the present situation and the way forward.