It’s becoming quite a hassle for businesses to run smoothly during the Coronavirus pandemic. Most of them are being compelled to shut down. At this crucial time of crisis, Ratan Tata, the Chairman of Tata Trusts asks companies to be empathetic towards stakeholders, shareholders and all employees.
He believes laying off thousands of people isn’t going to solve any problems. We completely agree. As businesses struggle to run through, laying off people will only tarnish a business’s reputation. The state of affairs in India has been miserable for migrant workers who were showed the door once the virus outbreak surfaced the country. It doesn’t leave a good impression on businesses in the country and Tata urges them to contemplate their actions.
This mindset was highly applauded by many people on Twitter. Here are their reactions:
Before humanitarianism became cool there was Ratan Tata who went about doing his bit without fuss or fluster. My admiration for this gentleman grows, he embodies empathy in his every act. https://t.co/8Ht2X3ebWr
— Ram Subramanian (@VORdotcom) July 24, 2020
Indeed! India Inc has always fallen short in this department. Doesn't look like that's going to change in a long long time. https://t.co/McjBCONncC
— Priyanka Sehgal (@priyankasehgal7) July 24, 2020
"It's impossible to survive as a company if one is not sensitive to its people.”
Note the point.https://t.co/KHpxzY0EKp
— Sajin Shrijith (@SajinShrijith) July 24, 2020
@RNTata2000 has always been an inspiration for the business world as he keeps his employees first. Tata Group has not even laid a single employee after the outbreak of #Covid_19, proving to have an effective and sensitive leadership.@bsindia https://t.co/my6xKX3HDv
— Anuradha Jain (@anuradhajainn) July 24, 2020
While throwing light on this situation, Ratan Tata also says how important it is for certain age groups to stay at home and just stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak. He himself has opted for the same rather than going out to meet people to discuss strategies and travel the world. While that is important to strengthen business relations, it is also time for us to stay indoors and explore the virtual aspect of things, that will soon take over the world by storm. Why lay off employees who share the same ideologies as you, just because of a virus outbreak?
Is your company laying off employees or incorporating Tata’s vision? Let us know.