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 […]

Gratitude and Disappointment

Something in office today left me feeling disappointed. I pushed through rest of the day and left office feeling dejected! On my way back home, I got a call from an ex-colleague..He has always been a strong performer. However the last year or so had been tough for him. The company he was working for […]

6 Ballygunge, Down the culinary memory lane

6 Ballygunge, restaurant serving authentic Bengali food, was recommended by several friends and my husband. I was in Kolkata for a day, couldn’t resist the temptation to stop by. The decor is unique, the chairs and some walls of the old kolkata house are adorned with paintings of Bengali men and women. Some walls have […]

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 […]