JK Organisation is multinational group head-quartered in India with a heritage of more than 125 years. The Group has multi-business, multi-product and multi-location operations, with its foot prints in various countries across the globe. It has overseas manufacturing operations in Mexico, Indonesia, Romania, Belgium, Portugal and UAE. The businesses of JK group are organized in various divisions including JK Tyre, JK Paper, JK Lakshmi Cement, JK Fenner, JK Seeds and JK Insurance. In addition, the group also has business interests in the dairy, defence technology and clinical research sectors.
Aligned to its vision of being a dynamic business organisation and a socially-valued conglomerate, JKO proactively identifies breakthrough project ideas across business interests but of strategic interest that challenge the status quo. One of the ways that has been successfully contributing to identify and implement breakthrough projects has been through structured intervention of putting aspiring strategic leaders to conceive, design and develop transformative initiatives along with internal and external mentors. Apart from providing exposure to cross-sectoral, cross-functional scientific thinking, an important component is to trigger creative thinking, apply scientific analysis and develop and execute a project plan.
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode has been involved in past with JKO in helping develop strategic leadership pipeline through training and development programs for its executives at different levels. This intervention aims at facilitating a structured intervention to help senior executives develop breakthrough project ideas and to provide facilitated implementation with a dual objectives of identifying transformative initiatives for JKO and its business to be of strategic relevance in changing business environment and to inculcate strategic planning and implementation approach among senior executives.