Here are the top 5 for the month: What you need to know about face surveillance | Kade Crockford: Privacy is not dead and giving up privacy has never lead to safety. Technologies that push for privacy also protect our safety. This talk is a spine chilling introduction to reality and the fact that giving … Continue reading Top 5 TED Talks – June 2020
A Canadian physician William Osler once said that a man's best work was done before he was forty years old, and that by age sixty, he should retire. He called the ages between twenty five and forty the "15 golden years of plenty". Workers between ages forty and sixty were tolerable because they were "merely uncreative". But … Continue reading Retirement Age: Ageism in Action?
I have always been fascinated by the care packages advertised on my Instagram feed. While I must admit I have never put one together, I did always consider it a good way to show a friend or family member that you cared. However, the last place I expected a care package to make an appearance … Continue reading Care Packages: Wellness in a box?
It took five minutes of rain and four hours of living without the internet to change my mind about dopamine fasting. Within two hours of no internet connectivity, I found myself strolling into the nearest store and walking out with a bag full of junk food. Over the next one hour, I ate my feelings … Continue reading Dopamine Fasting Reconsidered
Short post alert: I recorded by first-ever podcast with BTN last month and am excited to share it with you. It was an unnerving experience at first because it was the first time I had to rely purely on my voice to communicate. It was a lot of fun & I would love for you … Continue reading HR Positive+
It is ridiculously easy, it really is. So easy that you wonder how creativity continues to sneak up on to you every now and then. If you are the kind of person who is on an eternal war with creativity, I have just the thing for you. All you need to do is ask a … Continue reading The best way to kill creativity
When Google asked employees to take a day off on May 22 to address work-from-home-related burnout during the coronavirus pandemic, my first reaction was to dismiss it as a PR stunt. After all how much difference can granting one day off make to employees?
Of the many questions floating around, there is one that is on the mind of every HR professional – ‘How do I engage a remote workforce?’ In another day and age, the question may not be as pressing. However, now with a large proportion of any organization working remotely with no end in sight, the … Continue reading Employee Engagement: Embracing Old School
How many times in your career have you waited with nervous anticipation for feedback from your manager? If am not wrong, at least once every year, if not twice or once a quarter. How many times has your manager called you in and given you immediate feedback – either positive or negative? Now let’s flip … Continue reading Sending feedback up the chain
I have always been a big fan of research. Talk about unconscious bias training and I’ll quote research on how they are useless or even counterproductive. Talk about recognition mechanisms and I’ll again point you to something behavioral science said. But at the end of the day, even I recognize that research can only tell … Continue reading Kneading Dough