This is going to be short and sweet but it would be amiss to not mention what happened after. There are times when one wonders if some events and organizations should receive the airtime that they do or if I should let it go. After all, Basecamp is but 57 employees. Over the past month, … Continue reading Back to Basecamp
It’s been 8 years since I started this blog and 2 years since I took on my first 31-day challenge (what!). We’ve taken two trips round the sun since I posted my first 31-day challenge here in March 2019; two years of me attempting and failing at every single challenge. Hence, this month, for the … Continue reading Why 31-days?
Townhall, All Hands–call them as you like, they exist in every organization in the world or at least I hope they do. Taught in every leadership and communication 101, these large scale meetings are considered basic hygiene. We have been doing them for years yet not everyone gets it right. One would assume that a … Continue reading Back to Basics: Designing Townhall meetings
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