Sanjeev Gadre, Senior Vice President-HR at Uniphore has over 20 years of experience with software products around the world. Prior to Uniphore, he worked with Adobe, Subex, Hughes Software Systems (now Aricent), Verifone India and Wipro in various management roles. His professional goal is to add visible and measurable value to the business – broadly as a general manager providing strategic vision and operational leadership and specifically as a functional leader developing and executing an effective people strategy. Sanjeev has built and led multiple high performance teams, attracting and mentoring top class talent from different industries and different cultures. He has a proven record of getting things done – projects, programs, targets and campaigns. Sanjeev earned a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and an engineering degree from IIT Mumbai.
How should you approach the problem of culture in a company, especially a startup? Should you aim for a warm, friendly place that lives by "work hard, party harder", or should you become more process-oriented? The way companies operate versus the way they should is captured neatly in the comparison between a forest and a garden.