As India completes close to a month of lockdown major challenges across industries - both at individual and enterprise levels are now becoming clearer.

The Indian arm of the IET has announced the start of a massive dialogue with industry and academia to understand these issues. Under the banner of its already established IET India Digital Conversations, this study will create a platform for professionals across various career stages, to voice their deepest concerns regarding the uncertainties they envisage. These discussions named 'Your post COVID strategies' will throw up the biggest challenges of India's professional world and how the future will completely change due to them.

IET India would like to invite people from varied backgrounds and experience to participate in this study. The format of this study will be similar to a focus group discussion - therefore, every attendee gets a chance, to not just share their perspectives but also hear about the challenges that their peers are grappling with. There will be a series of discussions starting from 4 May 2020. The form to participate in these discussions are now available: https://bit.ly/3eHlpJR. These can also be found on IET India's social media handles. IET India encourages all professionals to step forward and voice their opinion to bring about a positive change in the future of work.

Speaking about the initiative, Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head and Director, IET India said, "The IET has always taken pride in being a constant source of support to engineering professionals, worldwide. This initiative will help us consolidate the voices of professionals across sectors and career stages, so that we get a 360 degree view. We are hopeful that the perspectives that we gain will help enterprises shape useful approaches to address the concerns of Indian workforce."

More information about IET India Digital Conversations - Your post COVID strategies can be found on IET India's Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter handles.

About the IET

The IET is one of the world's largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary - to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians and all those who are touched by or touch the work of engineers.

Institution of Engineering and Technology - India

The IET office started operations in India in 2006, in Bangalore. Today, we have over 13,000 members and have the largest membership base for the IET outside of the UK.

Given the increasing global importance of India as an engineering hub our aim is to make an impact that has relevance both locally and internationally. Our strategy is to make a meaningful impact on the overall competency and skill levels within the Indian engineering community and play an influencing role with industry in relation to technology innovation and solving problems of public importance.

We want to do this through working in partnership with industry, academia and government, focussing on the application of practical skills within both learning & career lifecycles, driving innovation and thought leadership through high impact sectors.

For more details, please visit india.theiet.org.

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