'Back to the Floor' series returns on BBC World

NEW DELHI: BBC World is all geared to re-capture an unusual day in the life of India's top CEOs with Back To The Floor.

Starting 31 October, every Sunday at 11am and 11 pm, a brand new series of Back To The Floor will see the leaders of some of India's biggest companies return to shop-floor level to understand the challenges and issues facing their staff.

Presented in documentary style, as part of the India Business Report strand, the eight-part series will feature guests such as Maruti Udyog Ltd, MD, Jagdish Khattar, Park Hotels, chairperson, Priya Paul, Pantaloon Retail, CEO and MD, Kishore Biyani and Cadbury, CEO, Bharat Puri.

Each episode begins with an overview of the business and the background of the corporate head, who then steps into the shoes of an ordinary worker in their organisation.

In the first episode, Khattar, who usually travels to work in one of his company's Vitara cars, walks through the main gate of his factory in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of Delhi, with the rest of his employees.

The programme captures the MD of the country's largest car manufacturer working through the materials section, participating in physical training exercises, shifting heavy engines and quickly gulping down his tea during his short breaks at the Maruti factory, says a company release.

According to BBC World, commissioning editor, Narendhra Morar: "The new series of Back To The Floor offers unique glimpses of top management returning to the basics of their businesses. It's a compelling series that provides a completely different view of some of India's leading industries."

In the following weeks, the programme will feature Paul working with her housekeeping and laundry sections, and trying her hand at cooking as a chef in her multi-cuisine restaurant, whilst Biyani works behind the customer service desk at Pantaloon Retail, dealing with angry customers and selling shirts at one of his outlets, adds the release.

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