Action Research Services

S. No Workshop Topics Approach/Remarks
1 Transformational Leadership Development Will entail an assessment of current level, developmental intervention and post-intervention assessment.
Doctoral research of Vikas Rai Bhatnagar has been in the area of leadership styles (directive, transactional, transformational and empowering styles) and its impact on employee performance.
Springer (Germany) has published a new framework on leadership developed by Vikas titled “Blending Greek Philosophy and Oriental Law of Action-Towards a Consciousness Propelled Leadership Framework” ( This was a paper presented by Vikas in Athens in 2011.Paper titled “Systemic Development of Leadership-Action Research in an Indian Manufacturing Organization”, published in an American journal titled “Systemic Practice and Action Research”. Link to the paper is
2 Empowering Leadership Development
3 Spiritual Leadership Development
4 Authentic Leadership Development
5 Science of Employee Happiness Will entail assessment of current levels of happiness and activities that are likely to increase happiness.Interventions on increasing happiness and post intervention assessment for recording actual increase in happiness.

Action research titled “Viewing Organizations as Enablers of Happiness” and authored by Vikas Rai Bhatnagar published by Sage (UK) in 2016 in book titled “Exploring Morgan’s Metaphors-Theory, Research, and Practice in Organizational Studies and edited by Profs Örtenblad, Trehan and Putnam. Link to the paper is:

6 Goals Setting Workshops Case titled “From Performance Management to Happiness Management” published in the 15th Edition of book “Organizational Behavior” authored by Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge and Niharika Vohra.Action research carried out by Vikas Rai Bhatnagar, titled “From Managing Performance to Creating Futures”, published by Bloomsbury in 2013.
7 Performance Feedback Workshops
8 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Will measure the current behaviors on each of the seven habits, followed by developmental interventions and assessment after a period.
9 Building a Positive and Growth Mindset  This workshop draws and builds on the research by Carol Dweck and other positive psychologists.
10 Building Emotional Intelligence This workshop draws on the research of Daniel Goleman. We administer an instrument for measuring the current levels of emotional intelligence, design and execute developmental interventions for building it. 
11 Building Effective Teams This workshop draws on the research by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith. Our focus is strengths-based developmental interventions.
12 Living the Organizational Values We measure the current awareness of organizational values, design and execute interventions aimed at generating awareness, internalizing and deploying the values at work.
13 Culture Assessment and Building We deploy the “Competing Values Framework” for assessing the values and employees preference for the shift in the values. Having assessed these, we design and execute interventions to bring change in the culture.
14 Behavioral Interviewing Skills This is a module for line and HR managers, who carry out recruitment. We develop skills for assessing the competencies by carrying out behavioral event interviewing.
15 Coaching for Effective Leadership This workshop converge Leadership and Coaching and thereby builds capabilities for effective leadership. Strength based coaching is deployed for strengthening leadership.
16 Strategic Management Creating Vision, Mission & Values, Strategic leadership, Organization culture, Strategy formulation & evaluation, Competitive strategy, Core competencies & Competitive advantage.
17 B2B Marketing Specific topics may be identified around marketing mix strategies
18 Sales and Distribution Management Selling Process, Sales territory design, sales Quota and Sales-force Management.
19 Consumer Behaviour Consumer driven marketing strategy
20 Personal Branding in Digital Era Have done PhD in Brand Management and have published more than half a dozen research paper on Brand Management
21 Online Reputation Management Have done PhD in Brand Management and have published more than half a dozen-research paper on Brand Management.On Digital Marketing, Paper title “Influence of Social Media Marketing Activity on Consumer Response: Mediating Role of Brand Equity” was presented at IIT Roorkee.
22 Digital Marketing and Web Analytics Have published research papers on Social Media Marketing and have presented the same at IMT Ghaziabad and IIT Roorkee.Also handling the Website and Social Media for the institute. Author of – learning resource platform for students
23 IoT Internet of things integrates data from different devices and applies analytics to share the most valuable information with applications built to address specific needs. It can pinpoint exactly what information is useful and what can safely be ignored. This information can be used to detect patterns, make recommendations and detect possible problems.
24 Block Chain Studies indicate that in today’s world, customers are more inclined towards decentralized business models, tokenized business models and decentralized applications. Block chain technology with its inherent qualities such as transparency, immutability and accountability enables several businesses to adopt decentralized products, platforms to serve its customers better. Block chain has its applications in crypto currencies, financial services, supply chain management and healthcare among others.
25 Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and reacts like humans. The core problems of artificial intelligence include programming computers to have certain traits such as knowledge reasoning, problem solving, perception, learning, planning and ability to manipulate and move objects. Knowledge engineering is a core part of AI research. AI has been used to develop and advance numerous fields and industries, including finance, healthcare, education, transportation, and more
26 Financial Technology Technological disruptions have paved the way for integration and alignment of financial services with technology thereby enabling optimisation of business processes.
27 Working Capital Management How CSR contributes to effectively manage working capital of an organisation.
28 Capital Markets Analysing the volatility in the stock markets in respect to major economic events.