MindTree rated as most admired knowledge enterprise

New Delhi: Bangalore-based IT and R&D services company MindTree Consulting has been ranked first among the ''most admired knowledge enterprises'' (MAKE) in India by Teleos, in association with The Know Network. This was announced at KM India 2007, a CII Knowledge Summit, where the MAKE Award was presented to MindTree.  

In the MAKE study performance dimensions, MindTree was the top ranked company in ''transforming enterprise knowledge to create shareholder value'', and ''creating value through customer knowledge''. It was second ranked in ''organisational knowledge-driven culture'' and ''creating a learning organization''.

The MAKE Award recognises organizations that are front leaders in effectively transforming enterprise knowledge into wealth-creating ideas, products and solutions.

A panel of senior Indian business executives and leading India-based knowledge management / intellectual capital experts found MindTree to be the best for excellence in the area of knowledge management.

"We are honoured to receive this coveted recognition," said Ashok Soota, chairman and managing director, MindTree Consulting. "We are also pleased to know that MindTree is the youngest winner of the MAKE award. This underscores our ability to take a strategic view of knowledge assets and successfully manage our intellectual capital to create value for our customers, shareholders, people and partners."

MindTree''s knowledge management function allows the firm to harness the knowledge and ideas of its people towards innovation, better service delivery, and organisational learning. MindTree''s approach to Knowledge Management is holistic and takes a socio-technical approach, with a strong focus on building a knowledge-centric culture. The key thrust areas of KM in MindTree are innovation, collaboration and reuse.

Raj Datta, vice president and head, knowledge management, MindTree Consulting, said, "We are delighted that our unique KM vision and approach has allowed us to reach this important milestone so quickly. Our approach to building a complete knowledge ecosystem is a differentiator in the industry."

Teleos, an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research firm, administers the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) program. The KNOW Network is a web-based global community of organisations dedicated to achieving superior performance through benchmarking, networking and best practice knowledge sharing.