Individual performance is contextual

“I might be put under performance improvement plan in upcoming performance appraisal, what should I do?” I received this frantic call from an ex-team member Shweta (not real name). I had a long chat with her, trying to understand where things went wrong and helping her work out options. This conversation brings to fore the […]

Enable Employees Learn to Learn

Couple of days back, I overheard a conversation between an HR partner and an employee, “You have been nominated for this program, its next month, please attend.” When the employee regretted, HR persuaded, “Hey, you should feel privileged, its only by invitation and you have been handpicked by your leader.” The employee’s response is anybody’s […]

Four tips to succeed in ambiguity

“Gosh! This project is driving me nuts” cried Sonia. “Things seem to be constantly changing, I rarely have information to make a sane decision. Even my boss doesn’t have answers to most of my questions. What do I do?” For most people, ambiguity is not just frustrating, it is deeply frightening. What is ambiguity? In […]