Tuesday marked the Diamond Jubilee of the Karnataka Employers’ Association (KEA), the state’s oldest employers’ organization.
Story so far: The organization honoured Padma Vibhushan Azim Premji, the founder and chairman of Wipro Limited and the Azim Premji Foundation, as the event’s chief guest for his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Karnataka’s economy.
- The event also marked the beginning of KEA 2.0, a new chapter in the organization’s history that aims to broaden its horizons and establish itself as the leading voice of employers in Karnataka.
Azim Premji’s remarks: Premji discussed the three key components of healthy workplaces, emphasizing the importance of creating a culture and system that views businesses and their employees as partners, as well as embracing social change and workforce changes like the gig economy. He said all of these changes “need to be backed in the true spirit of partnership.”