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
It’s been a while, but here are my top picks for the month. All it takes is 15 minutes (usually less) to open a whole new line of thinking or reinforce existing ones. TED is literally one of the world’s best creation. I could fan girl over TED talks for the next many paragraphs, but … Continue reading Top 5 TED Talks – March 2021
We recently organized a month-long series of events related to ‘Pensions’. Our Pension partner organized 5+ live sessions on various aspects; shared recordings, innumerable emails and resources in an attempt to increase employee enrollment into the pension scheme. For someone who isn’t a citizen of the country and doesn’t know where they’ll live five years … Continue reading Financial Wellness Day
Through the ages, despite my constant complaint of HR not experimenting as much and staying exactly where it was a decade ago, I must admit that we did take some leaps of faith. We have had our own share of headline grabbing fads that disappeared soon after. Take for example radical transparency. Whatever happened to … Continue reading What happened to Snaplications?
Not so long ago, I wrote about Google’s return to work announcement. While many more will follow over the course of the next few months, let’s turn the spotlight on five organizations who have made their intentions public and read between the lines (at least to the extent accessible). Spotify: Let’s begin with the organization … Continue reading Remote Work: Spotify, Salesforce, Facebook, Microsoft & Twitter