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Racing Towards Higher Goals!

At Cyient, we are passionate about building trusted, long-term relationship with our clients, and delivering business excellence for designing tomorrow together. One of the major strengths that we draw upon is people’s passion for making a difference. Given our focus on passion and excellence, we saw a unique opportunity in partnering with Focus Rapiro Racing—a Germany-based, semi-professional mountain biking team that participates in various races across Europe. FRR's values of teamwork, goal setting, and high performance strongly resonate with our emphasis on building sustainable and long-term relationships with our clients. Our project teams often go beyond providing engineering solutions for…

By Brian Wyatt | September 7th, 2017

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Functional Coaches– a Leaf from Indian Cricket (Part 2)

This is the second part of this article. You can read the first one here. In the previous article, I talked about how business and support teams view each other's roles and the issues they face. I also briefly talked about my favorite example of Andrew Leipus and how he has transformed the Indian cricket team. What he did was nothing short of a miracle. He took a team that was lackadaisical about fitness and injury management and made them one of the world's leanest and meanest cricket team. Taking a leaf from Leipus’s (coach) style of supporting the cricket…

By Anand Parameswaran | September 19th, 2016

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Functional Coaches – a Leaf from Indian Cricket (Part 1)

In a career spanning more than 20 years, I’ve spent most of my time in Business roles. I have worked with many functional and transformational teams like QA, Recruitment, Key Account Planning, Employee Engagement, Knowledge Management, Marketing etc. on several initiatives. My relationships with these teams have always been cordial and we have supported each other to help the business team deliver better results. However, I’ve always found disconnect between intent and action on the ground. Over time, this disconnect between the teams only seemed to widen, to the extent that there was very little faith between the teams. The…

By Anand Parameswaran | September 1st, 2016

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Climate Change – What the Engineering Community Can Do

During the 1890s, urban population in cities like New York and London faced a rather unusual crisis called “the great horse manure crisis” caused due to horse-driven carriages. These cities were inundated each day with tons of manure from thousands of horses, causing foul smell and posing significant health hazards. The birth of modern cars in the early 20th century was celebrated not just as a transportation wonder, but also as a great invention providing relief from the horse manure crisis. Little did anyone know at that point that 100 years later emissions from cars would become one of the…

By Rajendra Velagapudi | May 28th, 2016