There is a universal myth that regular paper cannot be folded in half more than 7 times. Infact most of the times, you cannot fold it beyond six times. There are two main reasons. First is its exponential growth. When you start folding paper it is one layer, but by the time you reach the 6th fold, it has 64 layers. Second is managing size: When you reach the sixth fold, the size of your paper has dramatically changed. Individual and team performances also sometimes face similar challenges. At such times, a new breakthrough is required to stretch the potential. We at The 7th Fold believe that individuals, teams and organisations can effectively take quantum leaps with the right interventions. The 7th Fold is a boutique HR and Wellbeing firm that focuses on important organisation and individual tenets of culture, performance, happiness and a Human Resource capability that can sustain it.
Hamsaz Wadhwani is the Founder and Chief Executive of The 7th Fold. She has diverse experience across two decades in the fields of Human Resources, P&L Management, Quality & Process Management and most recently Mental Health. She has a passion for people interventions that have a high impact on business performance and culture. Most recently she completed her Masters in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. She is a certified Coach from ACTP and International Coach Federation. She has also completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from NMIMS Institute. Hamsaz started her career with WNS, a leading BPO and gained experience in operations management, migration, process management and quality. She subsequently moved to Randstad (erstwhile EmmayHR Services) where she led the Executive Search business. She was responsible for sales, profitability, client management and team management for the business pan India while being personally involved in recruitment at the CXO level.
In her last stint spanning over a decade, she worked as Head HR for DCB Bank.
She was part of the MANCO (management committee) that was responsible for the governance and performance of the Bank. She was awarded the 40 Most Talented HR Leaders for her path-breaking work in culture and training initiatives. At DCB Bank, she built some innovative programs around future leaders, career growth and talent management that received several industry awards including the GPTW award. She successfully worked in building a culture of pride, fairness, service and openness. She has been the Chairperson of the local complaints committee for Sexual Harassment. She was involved in educating and training employees on the POSH Act and ensured that women employees in the Bank could thrive at work. She set up processes and policies that governed all HR practices. She was instrumental in bringing new technology within HR to the forefront including Robotics Process Automation. During her stint, she built a strong HR team across the country that continues to outperform after her leaving.
Praveen Wadhwani is the Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & Artist at The 7th Fold. He has Over 23 years of experience in Business Development, Marketing & Sales. Prior to this he was heading shared service - corporate business development in one of the world's leading Business Process Management company.
He is an expressionist artist involved in artmaking process for over 15 years. Loves to explore various forms of art as a medium to express emotions. A mentor to few critically ill patients helping them to cope with their emotions and help them lead a better life.
The bedrock of our approach is scientific, research-based understanding of the subject matter. All our services are based on principles from the Psychological Sciences and Neuroscience.
We have a strong marketing, communication and branding expertise that is effective in engaging with the audience to bring out and reinforce the message. Most of our services will be backed by creative visuals that resonate with all.
Innovations in the space of Human Resource programs are important to remain relevant for a diverse workforce and address the unique challenges. Our programs touch a cord with both generations X & Y that form the majority of the current employee base.