Saturday, 25th March 2017
KUMAR BHIMJIYANI, FOUNDER AND CEO OF HITEISHEE LTD, AN IT SERVICES CONSULTANCY
1. You have a very diverse cosmopolitan team in your business - has this caused any tensions?
Not at all, in fact it has given us many advantages as individuals from different gender and ethnic backgrounds work and think in different ways which especially helps in terms of enhancing creativity and innovation.
2. Do you find that diversity gives you strength and improves performance?
Absolutely yes; we find that due to our core values we attract and retain people from a wide talent base. Our clients and suppliers are also diverse; having a workforce that is diverse gives us the added advantage of improving the understanding of the needs of our customers and work well with our suppliers.
3. How have you overcome any barriers due to your cultural difference?
Mostly by proving repeatedly that we are good at what we do, we are competitive and most importantly we operate our business ethically and by the "Hiteishee Principle". Our financial success over the last 10 years has been due to active relationship building - everything that we do is not solely profit focused...
4. Do you think your Hindu values have influenced your business performance?
Hiteishee was founded on one of the key Hindu values; "Respect others beliefs and values and be a Well Wisher to ALL". The Word Hiteishee comes from the ancient Sanskrit language and simply means Well Wisher or someone that puts the wellness of others first. This starts from our employees, customers, suppliers, and everyone that comes in contact with Hiteishee. Our employee induction process reflects this as every member that joins Hiteishee is explained the meaning of Hiteishee and what their first priority is. We believe that success comes to those who work as a team and are genuinely there to help others succeed - as they say what goes around comes around, this is the law of "Karma".
KUMAR IS ACTIVELY SEEKING SUPPORT FOR HIS FAVOURITE CHARITY, THE NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST. YOU CAN DONATE NOW ON-LINE.
Article added on 31st December 2009 at 4:13pm
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