When a person in a position of power leaves, there’s always unrest. When the individual is well loved, there’s reluctance to see them go and apprehensions of what is to come. When the exit is desired by the masses, there’s hope that things will change for the better yet fear that at least he was … Continue reading When managers leave
I fear that this post may look a bit like an advertisement but an app as useful as this does require a dedicated post to itself. Also, there can be no better time than the beginning of the year (though I am 6 days late) to talk about ‘Timeful’. I am a fan of making … Continue reading Timeful
I schedule one day a month where I make set some time aside to go pray. Do I need to? Of course, I do! If someone came to me and told me to resign, move to another location when I didn’t want to, or ask me to leave, I would curse the person; even if … Continue reading Some days I hate my job
If you thought I’d abandoned my Critical Resource Group project, you’re wrong. I’ve used my travelling to only discuss on how this little idea is implemented in other organizations and how to fix the many gaps that exist in my idea. Over the course of my discussions, I realized that the initiative can be run … Continue reading The various options: Critical Resource Group
After the craze of tracking expenditures and calorie intake, there is a new obsession – one that of tracking time. In a small pilot run in our company, we ran one such tool. The results were astonishing. A top management guy realized that he spends 2.5hrs on personal calls in office as opposed to the … Continue reading Track it all!
Remember the fiasco of meeting 1? This next one was really amazing. Why? Because we decided to reverse engineer the entire process. We are so used to first fixing a framework and then working within the constraints, that we miss out on some aspects and increase the process time. We looked at our earlier selection … Continue reading Critical Employee Group: Identification – Reverse Engineering it!
Does this image instantly relax you? In this short post, I'm going to let the experts to the talking! Innumerable articles talk about the close relationship between nature and higher productivity. The below articles say it better than I can. Read on: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3021742/evidence/want-to-be-more-productive-buy-some-desk-plants http://www.fastcompany.com/3007642/stuck-idea-walk-through-park So what say, we start giving out some desk plants as … Continue reading Get the green in!
Buffer, a San Francisco based Social media startup, recently published the salaries of its employees on public domain. While this has generated a lot of buzz and good will, there is a good deal of debate on if this was indeed a wise move. http://qz.com/160348/why-a-startup-just-published-all-of-its-employees-salaries-for-the-world-to-see/#! As a startup, it can probably afford to put out … Continue reading Putting it all out there!
I have been recently reading this book on writing called Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. Into the 38th page of the book, I began thinking –‘I could use this at work too!’ And no, I’m not talking about writing better memos, resumes or MOM’s. I’m referring to taking away learning from the title and its … Continue reading Bird by Bird
I heard some of the most disturbing lines in my career today morning. I was having a conversation with a recruiter who hires for one of our largest business units. He said – ‘Our job is to hire. It doesn't matter how he performs post hiring. If the manager is on the fence, we urge … Continue reading When it stops at hiring!