In Part 1, we debated the case for pulling people back into the office. The 4C’s: Culture, Collaboration, Creativity and Connection make for a compelling case for why working from an office with colleagues might be a good idea. However, in that post, I also promised to balance the debate and return with my pitch … Continue reading Why are we really going back to the office? – Part 2
Category: HR in the news
Part 1: Why are we really going back to the office?
We’re living in the midst of a perfect storm. With the bank bailouts, focus on optimization and tech layoffs, job security has gone out the window. Organizations are pulling employees back into the office, hard won work life balance is being put to test and all of this while we’re still re-evaluating our relationship with … Continue reading Part 1: Why are we really going back to the office?
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
Quiet Quitting: New Term on the Block
Like almost every blog post these days, I have been wanting to write about the topic for a while now. I spent almost a week trying to figure how I felt about the term and what I wanted to say. In between moments of being unable to decide which side I was going with and … Continue reading Quiet Quitting: New Term on the Block
The Crying CEO
You may not recognize the name Braden Wallake or the company HyperSocial, but if you’ve logged into LinkedIn in the past two weeks, you’ve likely stumbled upon the term ‘The Crying CEO’. Long story short, Wallake had to let go of some of his employees. He shared his experience via a LinkedIn post and added a … Continue reading The Crying CEO
The one metric to rule them all: Customer Effort Score
Launching a new product or service requires tremendous effort in defining the problem, crafting a solution, exploring alternates, and measuring impact. Yet it isn’t rare when despite having found a high impact solution to the problem, we find low adoption. This holds true for not only new launches but also any modifications to existing products … Continue reading The one metric to rule them all: Customer Effort Score
Velocity via modularity
We’ve been discussing the question of ‘where work gets done’ for over two years now. Over this period, I’ve come across at least a dozen brilliant answers, yet they’ve all come apart at the time of implementation. They either get critically examined and shut down early in the process or are so far diluted by … Continue reading Velocity via modularity
What is Web3?
As we sift through the zillion new ideas that emerge every day, one term that we’ll likely cross paths with many times over is Web3. Almost every second article on the internet related to technology is debating if the term is a fad or the future. Technology, and specifically the internet, is an integral part … Continue reading What is Web3?
2022 Word of the year: Sift
2022 is a big year for the HR community for three main reasons: First, it is the year where we’ve finally made peace with the virus. We might still dislike or dare I say, hate it but we’ve come to accept that it is here to stay in some form or the other. There’s a … Continue reading 2022 Word of the year: Sift
Trauma informed workspace
Earlier this year, I came across the term ‘trauma-informed workplace’ in a Fast Company article while scouting for potential trends for 2022. I realized I was probably the last one to have been acquainted with this term as it isn’t new. A quick internet search will reveal that this has been a topic of discussion … Continue reading Trauma informed workspace