Yashwant Mahadik at Work

We are so honored to have Yashwant Mahadik, Senior Vice President – Head of HR Indian Subcontinent and Global Chief Learning Officer at Philips Electronics India Ltd, sharing his secrets of success at work in our ‘Social HR at Work’ series. As an HR thought leader who frequently travels between India and Netherlands and across the world, Yash shares the techniques that help him meet his schedules on time. Using various tools helps him work smart and he shares his iPad screen with us. Connect with him on LinkedIN and follow him on twitter @IndianYash.

Stay tuned! Yash will be talking with all of us on a LIVE panel discussion on the Best HR practices in Social world on July 31st, this Wednesday,  at 8 PM IST along with Gautam Ghosh!


Who am I & what I do?
Hi, I’m Yashwant Mahadik, most people call me “Yash”. I head the HR function for Philips India and also am the Global Chief Learning Officer a.i.  of Philips

My computer
HP Notebook

My mobile
Blackberry Bold and iPhone 5


How many apps do I have on my phone!
Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Skype, Facetime, youtube, Google+, Maps, ibooks, Bloomberg, Socialcast, Pinterest

A gadget I can’t live without! (other than computer /phone)

What do I love about my workstation/desk.
It has a large window that ensures I get nice sunlight and a good view

What helps me to work smart (Share your time saving tip/or a tool that you use to save time or to schedule your job)
The notes, reminders app on my iPad, and scheduling meetings and phone calls on my MS Outlook with the help of my super-efficient assistants Nina in Gurgaon, India and Denise in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

How do I start my day at work
I like to start my day by meeting people – so I go around chatting with colleagues and sense and find out how they are doing!

What do I listen to while I work!
Hindi film songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi.

What do I do on my work break!
Have coffee and interact with people by the coffee machine

What are 3 things I value at work!
That I get to work with great people, 2)Sticking to a schedule which helps me manage time and 3) see everybody go back home early and happy

What’s the next challenge for me at work!
To get everyone to be an user of social media in Philips

What’s the best career advice I have ever received
Family and health are more important than work and career

What I love about social media & My favorite social media tools based on what I use frequently.
It helps me to constantly learn, and to communicate with people across silos and boundaries. My favorite social media tools are Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

What’s my golden mantra that made me who I am today!
“Remain rooted in the ground and always keep learning. And never chase money, it’s suppose to follow you :)”




  1. Gopi says:

    Golden practices worth emulating Yash…..Warm regards, Gopi

  2. Niloy Hazra says:

    Hi Yash, We all are luck to have a leader like you. Give us 3 advice to became a successful leader or motivator.

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