I have an announcement!!! Over the past months, I have been working with the team at NHRDN (National Human Resource Development Network) in India on launching a podcast. Yes, a podcast designed and built from scratch by your very own. It has been a labor of love, it’s out & I’m dancing in joy! It … Continue reading HR Bandit
I have mentioned Basecamp on this blog twice before, both in 2015 when they moved from 37signals to Basecamp. Yes, that is how long I have been tracking them. On 26th April 2021, Jason Fried, founder & CEO of Basecamp, announced yet more changes. However, this time, unlike before, my reactions are not all positive. … Continue reading Changes at Basecamp
In my previous post, I touched upon individuals investing in two (or more) careers in parallel not only to hedge financial income but also lead happier and more creative lives. While I am still toying with what my second career will be and the path to get there, I couldn’t help but wonder if organizations … Continue reading Will organizations ever invest in ‘two careers’?
This is a theme that has dominated conversations for a few decades. Growing up, I was often told to create more than a single source of income. As I got older, the conversation on investing only got louder–buy a house (or two), invest in stocks, buy gold–the list of recommendations was endless. However, over the … Continue reading What’s your second career?
We’ve crossed the one year mark since countries around the world began enforcing lockdowns in some form or the other; one year of living with restrictions and work taking a 180-degree turn. For organizations that survived and thrived, there’s never been a better year to show employees that they value more than just profits and … Continue reading Annual Review: Organizations & COVID-19
I first read about leveraging ‘fear of missing out (FOMO)’ to pull employees back into the office in a Fast Company article. And once I read it, I couldn’t get it out of my head; for two major reasons–(1) I am often a victim of FOMO and (2) marketing has a long-standing success of leveraging … Continue reading Will FOMO bring people back into an office?
A few weeks ago, an email from The Captain Tom Foundation landed in my inbox. I am not sure what cosmic play caused the email to reach me, but it did and I accept the sign from the universe. The emailer introduced me to the Captain Tom 100 challenge that said – “Everyone is invited … Continue reading 31-day Challenge: Write Everyday
It has been one year since the world changed due to the pandemic. One complete trip around the sun with a virus piggybacking on us, and we survived. It has been undoubtedly a journey we never imagined embarking on and a difficult one at that. Now, as we make plans for a new future, there are … Continue reading Reinventing Employee Experience and Workplace Culture Post COVID-19
Economists have long known that GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is an inaccurate reflection of a country’s economic progress. First the experts debated over why the GDP growth has been miniscule in developed nations and the secret sauce for growth. When efforts in finding an answer to growth failed, debates sparked on whether GDP accurately captured … Continue reading The Better Work Index
Ever since I watched the TED talk on I let algorithms randomize my life for two years by Max Hawkins, I have been considering breaking away from my everyday hesitations. While I did not want to jump to extremes of saying yes for a year or 100 days of rejection (both highly recommended watches), I … Continue reading 31 day challenge: April 2021