So, your direct comes to you and asks if they could be part of an exciting new cross-functional project. Terrible answer- Maybe, or radio silence. Bad answer- No. With or without reason provided. Average answer- Sure, go ahead. You've done it, made your direct happy. Best answer- let's talk about it. What does it involve? … Continue reading When your direct wants to do a cross functional project, treat them as the adults they are.
I admire Google for its "people operations"- they were among the first companies to try practical applications of data to HR. They were pioneers in this area. Google was also the first Silicon Valley biggies to publish its diversity data. Of course, the cool benefits that Google started have become de rigeur in the IT … Continue reading Lead the way, Google!
I borrowed "Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence", by Daniel Goleman from my boss because I wanted to focus better at my work. To say it has been an eye-opener would be an understatement. I have read this book till the end, and then read some sections again to understand them better. Goleman is known … Continue reading Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence (Daniel Goleman)
There is only one thing that almost all companies, HR practitioners, and employees agree on - the world of work is changing, and fast. Technology has transformed entire industries, disrupted all major organizations, and the only constant is change. Between the pace of technological change, market demands, and geo-political pressures, companies are changing fast, and … Continue reading Skills for the future
My little cousin received a placement offer last week, and I was proud of him. He was asked to join a prestigious Indian IT company immediately, an offer that would have made almost anyone in the industry stand on one foot and beg. The sensible, thoughtful kid that he is, he politely told them that … Continue reading When you start your career
Last week, 15-year old Eddie broke the internet. The BBC first ran a news story on the teen who ran a Railway's Twitter account for a day, then profiled him the next day. The Washington Post, HuffPost, and other outlets ran with their own stories. The Telegraph reported: The teenager quickly became a social media … Continue reading Move over Millennials, Gen Z is here!
I finally saw someone who I've been working with for some time now. We realized we had a common interest in Excel and people analytics, or at least the rudimentary version of it that we do in our respective spheres. After a few minutes chatting about what we were currently working on, the conversation turned … Continue reading Excellent Excel