Mahindra & Mahindra will assess its employees’ mood using its AI-powered bot

IANS

  • Mahindra & Mahindra is planning to introduce an interactive bot — ‘mood-o-meter.’
  • The bot will assess employee’s state of mind and feelings and notify the respective managers, if the employee feels unhappy.
  • Tech Mahindra launched a facial recognition system last year to mark attendance of employees.
  • Work-related stress has been portrayed as a ‘silent killer’ causing anxiety among Indian employees.
Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra is planning to introduce an interactive bot — ‘ mood-o-meter’ — to assess its employees’ state of mind and feelings, said an ET report.

The bot which will installed on office computers, will measure the extent of happiness among the employees by striking random conversations with them. It will ask How are you feeling? and What is making you feel low? Etc.

The AI-powered bot will accompany the employees throughout the day. In case it detects discontentment, it will notify the respective managers.

The company is designing an AI programme in order to boost employee morale. “If we can nudge managers to do that, then we can create shifts,” Prince Augustin, Executive Vice President of group human capital and leadership development told ET.

Several firms have been using AI-enabled chatbots to digitise hiring and shortlisting of candidates. Tech Mahindra — a subsidiary of Mahindra group also launched a facial recognition system last year that allows employees to mark their attendance. This way, the company scrapped proxy attendance and created awareness amongst its employees.

Work-related stress is termed as a ‘ silent killer’ causing anxiety among Indian employees. Workplace anxiety has been causing low productivity among employees and takes a toll on their mental health.

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