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The Pain of Being In A Matrix Structure

May 23rd, 2016|

The matrixed employee is also saddled with the additional burden of negotiating among the competing objectives of multiple bosses, some of who may be rarely seen in person. No wonder the matrix is so difficult to make it work and most of the employees call it a nightmare.

Is Your Idea Worth Pursuing ?

May 12th, 2016|

Restraining forces act to restrain or decrease the driving forces. For any idea to be successfuly implemented, the driving forces must exceed the restraining forces. Equilibrium or balance gets achieved when the sum of the driving forces once again equals the sum of the restraining forces.

Using Mind Maps To Win The Corporate Game

May 2nd, 2016|

Mind maps have a variety of applications in business, educational, and personal situations as aids in problem solving, decision making, and learning. You can use them for these purposes:

The Rise Of Freelancers

April 17th, 2016|

Working remotely is no longer a pain; smartphones, web apps, higher bandwidth and other technological innovations have enabled 24/7 connections across the world. Advances in online project management tools and Escrow payment systems has also turbo charged this segment,

Social Media Is Changing Recruitment

April 17th, 2016|

A resume on a job site is an isolated or the best foot forward version of the prospective candidate. By glancing through the openly accessible social media profile and their friends or connections, companies have deeper data points even before meeting the candidate.

Corporate Lessons From 2016 T20 World Cup

April 6th, 2016|

Being nimble and always prepared is the key to surviving the fourth industrial revolution. Life and markets are in no mood to give the corporate’s a second chance; give it your best shot on day one. You have the choice of either doing it or not doing it, once you are in the game, play to win.

Top 5 Interview Questions & Answers for Career Changers

March 29th, 2016|

The interviewer wants assurance on two fronts, one that you are a quick learner and second you have the persistence to stick around even if going gets tough in the new role. Sound off the hiring manager that you understand the new role and plan to stay for the long term in the sector if hired.

Why You Need To Set High Standards For Yourself

March 24th, 2016|

People, who set low standards, usually don’t realize it because whatever standards they have set, seem normal. Picking up the gauntlet to do anything different is initially uncomfortable, however, you will not achieve your true potential and will continue to operate on a drain basis.

What’s your next gig?

March 23rd, 2016|

Whilst the numbers move northwards, the resources are at best constant or get shaved off by a few percentage points. The front line managers are expected to identify areas of improvement and get the plan delivered. Here are few pointers, which will guide you in selecting action projects.

Blind Hiring Can Reduce Discrimination In Hiring

March 16th, 2016|

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,

Become A Leader By Learning Continuously

March 12th, 2016|

Knowing that you are weak at something is half battle won because you will work towards supplementing the deficiency by either learning new skills or getting help from others to fill up. The best way to handle development areas is by scripting a development plan, which involves three key milestones

Countering The Male Ego

March 11th, 2016|

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 [...]

Managing The Odd Person In The Meeting

February 2nd, 2016|

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 [...]

In 2016 These Four Sectors Will Need One Million New Hires

January 6th, 2016|

As the Indian economy moves northwards, the job market looks very bright. In a survey conducted by Michael Page, an international executive search firm, 76 % of the employers said that they plan to increase their headcount in 2016. Now it is up to you to ride this wave by getting a handsome pay raise and promotion with your current employer or by jumping ship to a place where you are valued rightly for your contribution, remember to tell the company if they give peanuts, they will get monkeys only. Don’t settle for less, jostle for more for you deserve a better lifestyle, avoid getting swarmed and fooled by the company loyalty and emotional drama.

Managing Change For Success

January 1st, 2016|

Change management is an amalgamation of art and science and requires a combination of both people and system-focused skills. Depending on the kind of change being undertaken, different skills will come into play. The key skills needed you will need to be a change master are

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