I admit I've been keeping all posts that are 500+ away from this blog. The moment I write a piece that long, I ship it to one of the other blogs I partner with. So I am going to repost some of my favorite ones here every once in a while starting today. The series … Continue reading Where do all the long posts go?
For a change, this post isn’t going to be about HR. It could be; but you can extrapolate it to almost everything in the world. It is a well-known yet neglected universal truth and I’m going to attempt to bring it back to life. Richard Feynman says, “You can know the name of that bird … Continue reading The art of simplicity
It is inevitable. Like most things or rather everything, organizations aren’t immortal. While it may sound like a loaded statement and you would rather live in denial, we are surrounded by examples. It isn’t always an immediate death; decay can be painfully slow and unnoticeably so. It may take a decade, a century or multiple … Continue reading Every organization will decay
If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m going to say it again – thehrbpstory is now 4 years old and I am very happy. I feel like a proud mother crooning over her baby. The other day, I spent hours poring over my old posts (You should check them out too!) The outcome was an idea … Continue reading Hot topics in ‘HR’
The biggest complaint I have against the HR community is that we don’t experiment as often as we should. There aren’t enough questions asked and there just isn’t enough doubt. If you’ve been here long, you know how often I rant about the need to move away from the ‘there’s nothing new under the sun’ … Continue reading All about ‘Experiments’
We are four years old today! Thank you for everyone who joined me on this marvelous journey. Here's to many more (hic).
Attachment could be humankind’s biggest failure. I penned 400 words of nonsense yesterday. I knew it was less than optimal. I knew that it didn’t deserve a spot on my blog. It did not even belong to the recycle bin. Yet, I couldn’t do it. I could not get myself to hit delete and I … Continue reading Hit Delete
I am not the first to write about it. Inc.com and then a few others have already raved about Elon Musk’s TED talk. However, you know me. I am still going to go ahead and talk about it especially since he makes a very valid point (as he always does). For a few weeks now, … Continue reading Not inevitable
I could tell you that the life of an HRBP isn’t all fun, but you already know that. As custodians of culture, people champions, strategic thinkers (and the many other hats we wear), the role is anything but easy. And then, when you need it the least, there comes along a situation where the worldview … Continue reading It’s OK to lose
When Laszlo Bock left Google, there was one question on everyone’s mind - What is he going to do next? That question was answered with yet another one – What is Humu? The website gives very little away apart from the image of a reef triggerfish and the words ‘Making work better through science, machine … Continue reading Top Secret: Humu