We live in a world obsessed with data. In many ways, with our every move being tracked, analyzed, and used by innumerable organizations, data is the new currency. This holds true for our workplaces too and while we've begun harvesting more data than ever, even more stays unexplored. One such highly potential source of insights … Continue reading Big Idea 2023: Harvesting meeting data
Predictions 2023: Abstractions
Long before LinkedIn opened its feed allowing everyone to post, a set of LinkedIn influencers would publish their Big Idea for the year. In 2014, they also came together to publish a series on ‘If I were 22’. Back in those days, I would spend hours crawling through these pieces waiting for the next. As … Continue reading Predictions 2023: Abstractions
What is Web3?
As we sift through the zillion new ideas that emerge every day, one term that we’ll likely cross paths with many times over is Web3. Almost every second article on the internet related to technology is debating if the term is a fad or the future. Technology, and specifically the internet, is an integral part … Continue reading What is Web3?
The case for eliminating (most) meetings & how
There are four months left in the year and, as incredulous as it feels, it is time to think of what work would look like in 2022. As organizations continue planning to ‘return to work’ for what’s likely the 13th month running, the evidence on burnout is overwhelming. A study by the University of Chicago … Continue reading The case for eliminating (most) meetings & how
Top 5 TED Talks – March 2021
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
The beauty of simple tech
Complexity is a weak man’s crutch. The aim of technology is to eliminate friction and integrate itself into everyday life so seamlessly that you barely notice when it’s become an inseparable part. Good design draws upon minimum amount of conscious and cognitive effort.
Premature optimization: Learning from software development
HR needs to take a leaf out of technology’s book. We shoot down innumerable technology interventions worrying that they aren’t perfect. We struggle to pull together the budget for the perfect tech solution. We worry about scale even before we know if our idea will gain traction with users.
What will HR look like ten years from now?
At the start of the lockdown, a colleague and I established a weekly series where we would get the team together to debate on topics from around the world. These could be themes ranging from HR to history to diets and everything in between. The aim was to bring together diverse perspectives on a wide … Continue reading What will HR look like ten years from now?
31 day challenge: Digital cleanse
It has been just a week and surprising things have begun to happen. I get bored, pick up my phone and realize that it can no longer entertain me. My gaze then falls on the book I have been neglecting, the little keyboard I haven’t played in a while and the clothes that need fixing. Suddenly, I am writing more, my house is cleaner; I have read more pages than I have in a long time, and long pending tasks seem to vanish off the to-do list.
The world is becoming increasingly distraught about the influence of technology in daily life. Digital detoxes and cleanses are the flavor of the season. From tracking screen usage to minimalism extending from material possession to applications on devices, a large majority of the population is gravitating towards the idea of distancing themselves from the digital … Continue reading Digital Cleanse