In theatrical or traditional terms, a sabbatical involves a break from work. The employer based on a mutually agreed-upon time period usually grants the leave period. However, not all sabbaticals go by the norms. Usually, the leave period should be a minimum of two months (less than that is more of a leave). The sabbatical [...]
We live in a day and age where awareness about gender equality is higher than ever, however, the same may not be reflected everywhere as some of the gender bias can be so etched, it may be difficult to recognize them in the first place. Your office may be one of these places. Coping with [...]
Mother nature is diverse, and it benefits are seen everywhere, we have multiple species of animals and plants. Together all of them make up the ecosystem and grow with and through each other. It stands true for organisations too; it is a well-known fact that having a diverse team leads to a better organisation. Research [...]
By starting with a clear direction from the top, everyone on your team can understand the importance, the urgency, and the goals of the assignment from day one. After that by nudging your key team members for exceptional individual effort and the close collaboration between the senior members and other team members will propel the deliverables forward at a super high speed.
A company providing Blind Hiring in the United States conducted 1,200 auditions across 13 companies to study if real change is happening or not. The results were way better than the industry average,
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology after a research study in 2013, found that men don’t feel great about themselves, when their wives or girlfriends get successful, with their self-esteem dipping rather than feeling happy about their partners accomplishments. This research found evidence that men automatically interpret a partner's success as their own failure, even [...]
You are in a important meeting debriefing the team about how to win the next big contract and here you have a team member who is asking stupid questions or reducing the depth of thought by cracking jokes, what do you do? Throw him out, or continue as it is? And sacking the employee is [...]
Although commitment to diversity must begin with the senior leadership, it must also be disseminated throughout the organization because senior management’s buy in is not sufficient to create the day-to-day atmosphere necessary to promote the retention of diverse employees on an ongoing basis.
Teams that suffer from lack of foresight are more likely to be jolted by unpleasant surprises. Without an efficient early warning system, such teams are frequently blinded by problems. In addition, they employ a reactive approach that allows problems to mushroom out of control before they are eventually addressed.
Gender Equality seems to be media’s darling these days and every week one or another company gets highlighted for its women friendly practices. The reality on the ground is strikingly different. Women start careers in business and other professions with the same level of IQ, education, and passion as men. Though in the end few [...]
Being a manager in today’s environment is not easy. The key is to find the right balance. Here’s how you can be a better manager: 1. Know what you’re doing Are you aware of each of your team member’s responsibilities? Do you know how to do their work if you had to? If you know [...]
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail is a very old saying and fits in aptly for negotiations. Any successful negotiation is about mutually agreeing to terms which lead to a long lasting relationship. Negotiations is never about scoring a quick one way victory at the expense of the other party. Negotiation is your opportunity [...]
The biggest limiting factor which hinders growth of successful young managers to middle management is their inability to delegate effectively. There are only so many working hours in a day and you can do only so much all alone. It’s time that you used the power of cloud computing by leveraging the resources available in your [...]
Needs are a very personal part of our makeup, ranging from a deep desire to be recognized or to be independent. We do not consciously choose our needs, they emancipate from our unconscious deep within us. Once needs surface they are not optional – they need to be satisfied for us to function best. Wants [...]
It is a sad statement on India that in recent times, Gandhi’s teachings only found a contemporary platform in Bollywood’s ‘Munnabhai’ film series. That said, we have to give due credit to Sanjay Dutt for underscoring Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals to a generation that seems to have forgotten them. The ‘Gandhigiri’ that Sanjay Dutt’s character Munnabhai [...]