There’s a famous story wherein a statistician tried crossing a river based on the knowledge that the average depth of the river was 6ft. If he were alive today, he’d tell you why averages can be dangerous. However, instead of recounting what happened to this statistician, let me narrate stories from closer to home. Based … Continue reading Rethinking averages
Author: Ankita Poddar
Failure Fridays & Self promotion Mondays!
This is going to be a short one. Remember the monthly challenges I used to post here on the blog? It’s been a while but I found the perfect challenge for February and I just had to bring the series back! It all started with a post on Instagram and by being added to a … Continue reading Failure Fridays & Self promotion Mondays!
Predictions 2023: Abstractions
Long before LinkedIn opened its feed allowing everyone to post, a set of LinkedIn influencers would publish their Big Idea for the year. In 2014, they also came together to publish a series on ‘If I were 22’. Back in those days, I would spend hours crawling through these pieces waiting for the next. As … Continue reading Predictions 2023: Abstractions
Consumerisation of the enterprise 2.0
A decade ago, employees began noticing an interesting shift. Historically, the software, tools and technology available at work was far superior than what was available at home. Then came the wave of personal computers and mobile phones and things began to shift. The ease of use and effectiveness of the software, tools and technology one … Continue reading Consumerisation of the enterprise 2.0
Word of the year 2023: Recovery
They say that for every decision we take, there lies an alternate universe where we decide differently. I don’t know if that is true but I do know that every decision comes with consequences. And as Emily learnt in Season 3, not taking a decision is also a decision. 2020, 21 and 22 were three … Continue reading Word of the year 2023: Recovery
Take the week off
I ended 2022 pretty bummed with myself. I’d taken two weeks off work and knowing that January is going to be crazy busy, the ‘plan’ was to use the last week of December to return to work, clear emails, leverage the quiet time when everyone else is on vacation, and get ahead. Unfortunately, I spent … Continue reading Take the week off
Year in Review: 2022
To say 2022 has been an eventful year is an understatement. While many touted this to be the year when we’d finally see some calm and stability, reality clearly thought otherwise. Every time I felt that I had my head wrapped around current world (and personal) events, the next thing came bounding along. I am … Continue reading Year in Review: 2022
Hurray & Happy New Year!
You didn't think I'll let the year end without wishing you a Happy New Year, did you? 2022 has been a strange year and as I plan for 2023, I know I need to rejig a number of pieces in my life including this blog but more on that later. For now, wherever you are … Continue reading Hurray & Happy New Year!
The Fishbowl analogy
Despite my skepticism of corporate trainings, my team and I are working on designing a workshop for senior leaders. The aim is to help strengthen a muscle we believe (and they agree) is important. Last evening, the project team got together for a scaling and detailing meeting. With the initial pilot feedback for the workshop … Continue reading The Fishbowl analogy
The Great Regret & Second chances
Let’s call it the month of trends. After the crying CEO and quiet quitting, it is time to discuss The Great Regret. I first came across the term on the HR Famous podcast and a quick internet search later, discovered a whole host of statistics and articles (mostly US focused) on job switchers experiencing regret … Continue reading The Great Regret & Second chances