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Employee Engagement and Organizational Practices in EMS


The manufacturing sector is the backbone of our country’s economy. Starting from finding the right and skilled candidates, retaining talented and experienced employees, as well as attaining employee satisfaction, the sector is struggling with multiple challenges. The high attrition rate in the industry due to the difference in salary match-up with IT sector has resulted in lowered productivity as well as increased cost of hiring.


Work in the manufacturing sector is not a cushy desk job in a posh office, but is physically demanding and involves lifting, walking and standing all day or night long in demanding work environments, which is not for the faint of heart. Many factories operate 24/7 and employees are required to work in shifts, often occupied on the same work process and the same machinery, which makes the work monotonous. Employee engagement comes as a solution that the industry should focus on to increase retention, employee knowledge upgradation and upskilling, enhance belongingness as well as productivity of the organization.


Employee Engagement in EMS

Maintaining employee engagement is vital for a company’s success and has a strong correlation with increased productivity, knowledge enhancement, accountability and safety. Productivity and employee engagement go hand in hand. The employee engagement activities strengthen the mental and emotional connection the employees feel towards the work they do, their team, and their organization. Thus, the manufacturing industry needs to work on employee engagement activity to survive the changes, meet market demands through employee development and training.


Even though it comes as no surprise that employee engagement is low in manufacturing, fortunately, there are many ways to engage manufacturing employees and ultimately drive greater retention. Although employee engagement has always been important, now in this post pandemic era, it is critical to take a deep dive into it and tweak few HR policies to foster environments where employees feel heard and feel a sense of community. Here are few employee engagement strategies:


  • Strengthen Communication

Creating open lines of communication in the organization is very important. Managers and supervisors should ensure that employees see them as approachable and share their ideas and work challenges as and when they arise. Employees feel more engaged with their work when they consider their superiors approachable.


Scheduling weekly or monthly team meetings, collecting regular feedback on the work environment and safety issues, asking employees for suggestions for the improvement of various work processes and most importantly listening to the employees make them feel more valued and boost their sense of belongingness.


  • Appreciating Employees and Reward Milestones

It is no rocket science but a known fact that human beings like to be appreciated for the effort they put into their work. Honoring wins and providing positive feedback encourages team spirit and keeps them motivated to perform better. Recognition, appreciation and suitable rewards can enhance the sense of connection with the work and the organization.


In the manufacturing industry, appreciation need not be only for the achievement of targets, but small appreciative gestures for their positive and effective behaviour such as helping their colleagues, staying compliant with safety guidelines, various work-related initiatives, can motivate the employees and push them to work harder.


  • Fair Treatment, Respect and Inclusivity

The engagement challenge has a lot to do with how an employee feels about the work experience and how he or she is treated in the organization. Employee engagement can start with making employees feel that they are respected and by providing fair treatment. These simple gestures of inclusion are easy to put into practice and have a high positive impact.


  • Encourage Innovation and Connect to a Bigger Goal

Manufacturing is very challenging in nature, and that is a major reason for the lack of employee engagement in this sector. Demanding work and not being aware of the company’s vision becomes psychologically draining, and the employees are likely to be working just for the salary. Providing employees a dedicated time to experiment and innovate at work can be a breath of fresh air as well as being transparent on the company’s target make the employees know that they are working towards something more significant and in turn helps them to put in more effort and take the initiative to achieve the goals.



The manufacturing sector should understand that employee engagement is not a silver bullet that their one mindful action, one perk, or one event can achieve. Unfortunately, there are no singular solutions for enhancing employee engagement. Cultivating employee engagement is a continuous process and it’s something that everyone in the organization must nurture every day through small and consistent actions. The manufacturing industry should remember that gratitude, respect, connection, experimentation, inclusivity, learning, growth, recreation, openness, safety and autonomy are fundamental to motivation and all initiatives should address these basic human needs.

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Deepashree Narendra

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Deepashree joined Vinyas in 2015, and since then she has been instrumental in driving brand management, human resource management, accelerating business growth and crafting valuable stakeholder experiences. She comes with around 8 years of experience of working with leading PR firms in Mumbai.


Deepashree holds a Bachelors in Biotechnology Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru. She has also pursued her studies in Law from National Law School, Bangaluru where she completed her PGDM in Intellectual Property Rights. Besides, she has also completed her Master’s in Business Management under the specialization of Communications from Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bangaluru.  


Deepashree is currently the co-convener of CII Women Network Forum Mysuru and the Chair for YUVA, Young Indians; the youth vertical of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). 

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Director - Operations

Heading the Operations at Vinyas, Vasan has more than two decades of experience in Electronics Manufacturing as well as Electronics Hardware industry. Being a Mechanical Engineer by qualification, he has helped the company to form a world-class manufacturing solutions team and has nurtured business partnerships since his association with Vinyas in 2001.


Vasan oversees the entire manufacturing facility and has played a pioneering role as mentor in building operational efficiency. He has been contributory in establishing a strong team to deliver technology-driven and innovation-led solutions to the valued customers.


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Sumukh Narendra


Sumukh has been associated with Vinyas Innovative Technologies since 2018 and is currently serving as Executive Director. He holds a Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru and Master of Science in Engineering in Embedded Systems from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.


With over 8 years of experience in Design Engineering, Sumukh brings in a strong focus on developing cutting-edge and innovative technologies in diagnostic and digital healthcare domain. He has also gained work experience as Lead Design Engineer in multi-national Fortune 100 Companies in USA.


Under his competent headship, Vinyas has achieved many milestones. Sumukh has not only achieved sustainable growth plan and supported Vinyas to expand its footprint in European markets especially in the Medical, Power electronics & Industrial Engineering sectors but has also established many ground-breaking technologies in firmware, medical and Industrial engineering segments.


Sumukh also serves as a Member of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mysore Chapter.

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Narendra Narayanan

Founder and Managing Director

Narendra founded Vinyas Innovative Technologies in the year 2000 with a vision to create global presence for India in the Electronics Manufacturing industry. Under his out-standing leadership and guidance, Vinyas has grown to become one of India’s largest Integrated Electronics System Design and Manufacturing company catering its best-in-class engineering & manufacturing solutions to global markets.


Born in the year 1959 at Bengaluru, Narendra has completed his Engineering in Electrical & Electronics from the University of Southern California. He has to his credit of serving as Chairman and advisor for many indigenous companies across the globe.


No doubt, Narendra is a man of vision and a heart of gold. “The Best Employer” award bestowed by the National Trust, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India in the year 2011-2012 stands as a proof. Besides being honoured as the member of Advisory Board of India, USC Viterbi School of Engineering; Narendra was also conferred the Widney House Volunteer Award for the year 2014 from the University of Southern California. Born with strong ethical values, Narendra consistently strive to create an open and transparent work environment at Vinyas. Extending impartial and equal employment opportunities to differently abled, hearing impaired and tribal youth deserves an applause.