Making life better
Philips turns to the healthcare needs of the world as a whole to help direct our innovation process. And it’s in external interactions like those Pavan has ‘in the field’ that the spark of a new idea is often found. But it's the meeting of minds back at the office where creativity really takes off. Lucky for us, Pavan brings his skill and personality wherever he goes, and to whoever he works with.
“In my career at Philips, I’m quite delighted to be surrounded by very creative people,” he says.
"The rule of thumb is that you don't criticize others’ ideas. You put it down on paper and in future steps, in the follow ups, where you start to use more objective criteria, say 'Ok, now, how should we go about deciding what's the best approach?' And you do that on a consensus basis."
Pavan has two goals with his career and the products he works on; that they save lives, and that they make the jobs of the community workers easier. These are community health workers who are putting their time, energy and love into helping their communities, and Pavan is doing what he can to make their work move more swiftly and more reliably.