Every single survey rolled out since mid-2020 in one form or the other asked respondents – ‘How many days would you like to work from an office?’ No wonder, we’ve been brainwashed into believing that the number of days in the office matter more than the purpose of bringing employees back. When the focus is … Continue reading Moments that Matter: When should one head into an office?
Hello there! Really really quick note to share that I am still very much around. I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth even though it may feel like it when you look at my social media. I will be back in November. It's been a combination of me being lazy, sorting the year … Continue reading Short break!
I have an announcement!!! Over the past months, I have been working with the team at NHRDN (National Human Resource Development Network) in India on launching a podcast. Yes, a podcast designed and built from scratch by your very own. It has been a labor of love, it’s out & I’m dancing in joy! It … Continue reading HR Bandit
In my previous post, I touched upon individuals investing in two (or more) careers in parallel not only to hedge financial income but also lead happier and more creative lives. While I am still toying with what my second career will be and the path to get there, I couldn’t help but wonder if organizations … Continue reading Will organizations ever invest in ‘two careers’?
This is a theme that has dominated conversations for a few decades. Growing up, I was often told to create more than a single source of income. As I got older, the conversation on investing only got louder–buy a house (or two), invest in stocks, buy gold–the list of recommendations was endless. However, over the … Continue reading What’s your second career?
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
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
When the same message features twice in quick succession, one has to take it as a sign from the universe. (a) Last week, I watched Miss Americana (Yes; I know I am likely the last one on the bandwagon). Aside from being a gripping story, one part imprinted itself in memory. It’s the scene where … Continue reading Re:invention
There’s an expiry date to everything in life. There is an expiry date to: Waiting (for something to happen, to make a change, for COVID to end, for pubs to open)Blaming others (parents for not enrolling you into a sport training, managers for overlooking your skills, God for being unfair)Excuses (not learning to play the … Continue reading An expiry date
I moved countries and teams in the middle of a pandemic. For the first time ever, every single person I was working with was someone I had never met in person. Many of them I’d never seen over a video call either. For all I know, they could just be a very smart robot. For someone who believes in building strong foundational … Continue reading Moving in the times of Corona