When the concept of remote work first made its way into the workplace, there was much debate on how the pay structure should be designed; should it be lower than those expected to turn up to the office given they do not need to spend on travel or should it be higher because of lower … Continue reading The paradox of privilege
Here’s a question for you: What determines organizational success? Is it the stock market, profit margin, liquidity, a combination of 101 factors or pure luck? The irony is - no matter which way you look at it, you will probably land at 1010 factors, half of which you can’t define. So may I ask why … Continue reading Must we measure ROI?
I hate to break it to you, but the end of the year is almost here. Of the many activities we undertake during this season, my favourite, by far, has to be the year end retrospective; and if there was ever a year to do one, it has to be this. 2020 has been a … Continue reading The Big Retrospective
I have learnt a lot from engineering teams, but by far my most valuable takeaway has been the rigor with which they believe in and execute retrospectives. Retrospectives sound a lot like common sense. One would expect that every individual, team and organization does it in one form or another. The first time an engineering … Continue reading Retrospectives: Return to basics
Ten days to go before the New Year dawns in. With every passing year, I get a little more surprised by how quickly time has gone by. However, now is not the time to moan, now is the time to kick into action and check some boxes off the to-do list before the year ends. … Continue reading 19 before 19
Life is unfair. Some people begin their career with a clear advantage. Your intelligence (measured in IQ) is inherited, so is your socio-economical background, height, appearance and core personality. As per Marc Effron, these together form 50% of the factors that predict success. Nevertheless, the other 50% is entirely in your control. It is this 50% that that the book hopes to address.
If you’ve been around long enough then you probably know that it’s time for year-end posts. December has kicked in and I am sure we all have a ‘things to-do before the year ends’ list. If not, this is a good time to create one and start ticking stuff off. We have 30 days to … Continue reading Year-end vibes