Go beyond the obvious

Early morning scene at airport security check: “I travel every week; no one has ever stopped me”; screams the agitated passenger. “I have been working for years, I know my job”; says the CISF person sternly. Argument continues! The passenger gets angrier with every passing second; he refuses to budge. This goes on, much to […]

No-no words in workplace: Superior-subordinate

The other day, I heard someone say, “I will check with my superior and let you know”. By superior, he meant boss. At times, team members are referred to as “subordinate” Aren’t these words – superior and subordinate – undermining equality; laced with assumption that manager is inherently better than the employee. Does being higher […]