I’m currently reading this absolutely fantastic book called ‘The Ten Faces of Innovation’ by Tom Kelly. Even if you haven’t heard of Tom, you’ve definitely heard of the organization he works with – Ideo. I will likely do a full-fledged book review later this month, but no amount of words will do the book justice. … Continue reading 31 day challenge: Turn up with more than ‘one’
There exists some great advice in the world. One that we’ve all come across at one point or another is “Fake it till you make it.” This is valuable advice and holds true for all individuals. However, when it comes to employer branding, it might well be the perfect recipe for disaster. I am aware … Continue reading Faking it!
This is not yet another article advocating the benefits of a strength-based philosophy. We’ve seen many of those already, haven’t we? Gallup, Peter Drucker and the industry as a whole have successfully convinced me to believe that employee performance and consequently organizational productivity is positively impacted when organizations routinely focus on strengths. I’m sold! However, despite all the … Continue reading What does one do with the strength-based philosophy?
There lies a marked distinction between joy and happiness; one that psychologists and scientists struggle to define. However, until they reach a conclusion, let’s think of joy as an intense momentary experience of positive emotion, one that makes us smile and want to jump up and down. While happiness is how good you feel over … Continue reading The fundamentals of joy
I’ve come across many adjectives for organizations. They’ve been called big, small, ruthless, friendly, innovative, slow and much more. One adjective I’ve never come across is ‘Fair’. It makes me wonder – is it difficult for organizations to be perceived as fair or have we never asked? I know haven’t and I’m curious. What would … Continue reading Can organizations be fair?
Knowing the essential elements of appreciation is only the first step in getting appreciation right. For most HR professionals and managers, the task doesn’t end here. What follows is the struggle to put together a mechanism that allows appreciation to become a part of daily life. While inculcating a culture of recognition is a long and tedious … Continue reading how to create an effective recognition program
I am a closet introvert. So good, that time after time MBTI reports have shown me to be an extreme extrovert. However, if you know me, you know that large gatherings baffle, pain and drain me. Yet, I have little choice but to constantly seek ways to place myself in social forums. Given this struggle … Continue reading Leveraging network information for personal development
A while ago, I talked about the importance of transparency when it comes to diversity initiatives and focusing disproportionately on communication. Easier said than done, I know. After spending an entire lifetime avoiding difficult conversations around differences, it is only natural that discussions around diversity make us uncomfortable. After all, no one ever trained us on what … Continue reading What to talk about when you talk about Diversity?
On 2nd March 2018, United Airlines President Scott Kirby attempted to spice up the life of his employees by introducing a new bonus scheme. This scheme took away the performance incentive program that awarded workers up to $375 for each quarter that the airline met operational goals. Instead, they replaced it with an all-new exciting lottery program that rewarded a … Continue reading getting appreciation right
A few weeks back I came across the most wonderful community ever. Let me introduce you to them. Happening in over 80 countries (including India) and 252 cities, these are evenings very well spent. What: In their own words - Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. … Continue reading “#u%k-up” Nights