India Inc. and Young CEOs
This case flyer enables a discussion on the interesting trend of India Inc. hiring relatively young, yet high potential and proven performers. There are several examples of individuals in their late 30s or early 40s donning the hat of a CEO. The case flyer tries to unravel the reasons behind this trend. At the same time it facilitates an interesting analysis – are young CEOs found across all the industries at India Inc.? The case flyer also enables a debate on the extent to which these young CEOs can shoulder what has been mandated for them. It proposes the co-existence of the older generation with the younger generation wherein the former can mentor and support the younger lot.
Before the Case Flyer Discussion in the Classroom
- a. The participants were asked to read the article “Tremors at the Top” (Given as mandatory reading at the end of the Case Flyer)
- b. Most importantly, the students were encouraged to analyze all the questions given in the case flyer (either individually or in learning teams or in appropriate discussion forums) for them to participate effectively and to enrich the learning outcomes
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of this case flyer, the participants should be well-versed with:
- • The reasons behind interest and demand for young CEOs in India Inc.
- • The industries ideally suited to have young CEOs to deliver the business mandates
- • Merits and demerits of letting the young CEOs run the companies
Positioning and Setting
The case flyer can be used in the following modules/courses:
- a. Leadership module in Organizational Behavior course
- b. Human Resource Management’s Talent Management module – grooming the young talent to occupy corner seat
During the Case Flyer Discussion in the Classroom
The discussion on the Case Flyer was conducted under two broad related topics. The classroom analysis of the Case Flyer was carried out by discussing each of the questions of the case flyer elaborately.
However, for each of the two sections, the discussion hovered around an ‘anchor point of discussion’ as explained below.