At the start of the lockdown, a colleague and I established a weekly series where we would get the team together to debate on topics from around the world. These could be themes ranging from HR to history to diets and everything in between. The aim was to bring together diverse perspectives on a wide … Continue reading What will HR look like ten years from now?
As a teen, Trouble is a Friend by Lenka was one of my favorite songs. Over the years I forgot all about it but I rediscovered the song in March this year when it was playing at an ice cream store I was at. While I still love the song, I believe it would now … Continue reading Friends with Failure
I do not know how he does it. I wouldn’t be able to even if it was my full time job and this isn’t the only thing he does. I cannot help but wonder if he has a team behind it all but somehow somewhere in my bones, I feel like every single post he … Continue reading Can’t be Seth Godin
I had the most wonderful awakening yesterday and I spent many hours after mulling over it. If you know me or have hung around this site for a while, you might be aware of my intense love hate relationship with psychometric tests. I take them all and hate them all. Well, hate is a strong … Continue reading Wrong but useful
The internet is overflowing with predictions on what life and work will look after the pandemic. There is no doubt that some things will change, yet history has shown us time and again that we are extremely inaccurate when it comes to predicting the future. Will we eventually default to our old ways or learn … Continue reading Working After COVID-19: What to Expect
The origin of the Overton window has roots in public policy economics. The term took on mainstream popularity during the 2016 United States Presidential election. However, given that the concept deals with how people think and is universally applicable, those working within an organization can use it just as effectively as politicians do. Joseph Overton … Continue reading Overton Window
I am not sad or miserable either. I feel like a machine going through one task after another day after day feeling little emotion outside of guilt. Guilt that everyone was saying I should be making the most of the situation, that I should use this time to pick new skills, learn and turn into superwoman.
The news says that countries are beginning to relax lockdown guidelines and while the debate on whether this is the right move continues to rage, lockdown as we know it may change. Before it does, (though honestly I think we will likely learn that it was a wrong move and we’ll be locked back indoors … Continue reading 31 day Challenge: Lockdown Lessons
Right up to the beginning of 2020, we believed that the gig economy would pave the way into the future. Innumerable leaders in the field talked about how organizations and the workforce needs to prepare themselves for the gig revolution. In 2018, 36% of the US workforce was associated with the gig economy (Gallup). In … Continue reading IS THE GIG ECONOMY DEAD?
*The award for the longest title goes to <clap clap> 14 days was the magical number. You self-isolate for 14 days and the risks are lower. The number then switched to 21 and suddenly, 30 days later you are still working from home. The initial hopes of returning to lunch with colleagues, water-cooler breaks and a … Continue reading Work-From-Home Recommendations that Do Not Work and How to Fix Them