We live in a world obsessed with data. In many ways, with our every move being tracked, analyzed, and used by innumerable organizations, data is the new currency. This holds true for our workplaces too and while we've begun harvesting more data than ever, even more stays unexplored. One such highly potential source of insights … Continue reading Big Idea 2023: Harvesting meeting data
Category: People Analytics
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
Must we measure ROI?
Here’s a question for you: What determines organizational success? Is it the stock market, profit margin, liquidity, a combination of 101 factors or pure luck? The irony is - no matter which way you look at it, you will probably land at 1010 factors, half of which you can’t define. So may I ask why … Continue reading Must we measure ROI?
Data with a heart
I love data democracy, the power of being able to analyze data independently without being dependent on another individual. Products like these empower every individual in the organization to derive meaningful insights at team, business and organizational level. It doesn’t overwhelm nor fall short. Heartcount gracefully does all the hard work and allows you to jump straight to the meaningful insights.
Level 2 chaos
There exists two kinds of chaos in the world. If you’ve read Sapiens, you already know and can skip straight to paragraph 5, however, if you haven’t let me walk you through it. The essence of chaos is that there are innumerable uncontrolled forces at work and their unpredictable interactions are so complex that even … Continue reading Level 2 chaos
What’s with GDPR?
I first sat up and took note of GDPR when a newsletter I subscribe to asked for re-confirmation to continue sending me information. This was one month ago. Until then, GDPR was always something good that the European Union had put in place but would come to effect at some unknown time into the future. … Continue reading What’s with GDPR?
Leveraging network information for personal development
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
Analytics 101: Why People Leave
Organizations spend a considerable amount of time, money and effort in hiring the right people. Once the employees are in the system it makes good sense to have the tenure balance the investment cost. However, as any working professional would tell you, the calculation isn’t always that simple. In addition to hiring and training costs, … Continue reading Analytics 101: Why People Leave
People Analytics 101: Getting Hiring Right
The hiring teams have one of the toughest jobs in the organization. They have a herculean task of closing requisitions at the wild pace at which businesses open them. Added to that, they also face immense pressure to get the right people into the organization. Given the circumstances, it is only fair that to bring … Continue reading People Analytics 101: Getting Hiring Right
The golden trick to boost survey responses
I’ve spend multiple nights lying awake plagued with nightmares of low survey response rates. If you are someone who rolls out surveys on a regular basis, you may be able to sympathize with me. I spent the past year trying every trick in the trade to boost participation - especially for ONA (Organizational Network Analysis), … Continue reading The golden trick to boost survey responses