SAS Research and Development, India ranked No. 3 in India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces
SAS Research and Development, India is ranked #3 in India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces – 2018 list. The study is conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute India in association with Mint, by Hindustan Times. The ranking is the most comprehensive study of organizational culture in India in the mid-size category (100 – 500 employees) and identifies, on this occasion, the Top 50 Indian's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2018.
“SAS founder and CEO Jim Goodnight famously said “Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.” That belief creates the pillars of Trust, Flexibility and Values that underpin the SAS culture. Our Values of Accountable, Authentic, Curious and Passionate are characteristics that describe who we are, and they guide our actions. These values influence everything we do at SAS – from the software we create to the decisions we make. They tell us how to work with customers and fellow employees. We regularly highlight examples of staff exemplifying our Values during our Town Hall meetings which reinforces our culture. Our culture is anchored by meaningful work, empowering leadership and a world-class work environment that inspires our employees to challenge the status quo, innovate, and create software that helps our customers solve their toughest problems”, says Moti Thadani, Head – Research & Development, SAS R&D India
“Building an inspiring workplace culture is a continuous journey for us in SAS”, says Soumi Alphons, Head – Human Resources, SAS R&D India. “The key success factors that have helped make SAS R&D a great workplace are:
- Simplicity is a strategy that worked. Simple can be harder than complex. Simplifying the fuzzy word of ‘Work culture’ into 5 people experiences that are witnessed every day in our company was not easy. Discovering creative ways of articulating work culture made it simple for people to connect and contribute to the goal.
- Culture building is everyone’s job. Recognizing that culture belongs to all employees not just the leaders was crucial. At SAS R&D India, employees are now their own heroes – owners and drivers of their contribution, career growth, and the company culture.
- Great employee experience is about intention. At SAS R&D India, through collaborative experience platforms like Share n Inspire, My Story and stay interviews, we gained valuable insights into employee experiences. Leaders then played a critical role in designing better experiences that enhanced talent engagement in SAS.”
About Great Place to Work® Institute, India
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and consulting firm that helps organizations create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. The institute believes that all organizations can become great workplaces and build a culture of high-performance by fostering trust within the ethos of their culture. This is what Great Place to Work® calls the High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™.
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