The fundamentals of joy

There lies a marked distinction between joy and happiness; one that psychologists and scientists struggle to define. However, until they reach a conclusion, let’s think of joy as an intense momentary experience of positive emotion, one that makes us smile and want to jump up and down.  While happiness is how good you feel over … Continue reading The fundamentals of joy

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365 Give

I learnt that the answer to finding happiness lay in one simple act - giving. So easy that a 3 year old could do it. Jacqueline’s delivery is flawless and her story inspires you to join the movement in changing the world 1 give, 1 day at a time.

Engagement surveys: confidential vs. anonymous

Employee engagement surveys have been pitched as anonymous for as long as they have been around.I have seen organizations where employee information is not captured in any form (not even by coded numerical) and is truly anonymous. I’ve also seen organizations where employee data is captured and held secret by the survey administrator, thus making … Continue reading Engagement surveys: confidential vs. anonymous

What do we do about time-off?

Removing the limit on any kind of time-off requires a mind shift and needs as much attention as any change management initiative. Given that, we are terrible at any kind of change management, it’s only natural that we don’t get it right in the first attempt. Don’t let that stop you.

Press On!

(An open letter to the employee who inspired me today.) Dear XYZ (name changed to maintain confidentiality), I logged in today to find you being publicly denounced by many for an idea that you had pitched and put into action. You were one of the few who dared participate in our idea generation contest and … Continue reading Press On!