Trust – be it for products, organizations, government, or people – is soft; yet it’s presence or absence can be distinctly felt…. When we trust an organization, we buy more product or services from it and recommend it to others. When we trust something or someone, we tend to engage and bond more with them. … Continue reading Iceberg of Trust
There is a clamor for meaningful roles today. Meaning in work seems like the magic pill for all problems organizations are facing today. Employees are looking for meaning in their roles and Leaders want to offer meaningful roles to their employees Couple of days back I was writing speech for a leader, and lo behold… … Continue reading The Secret of Meaningful roles
On this mental wellbeing day, I would like to share an act of kindness I experienced few months back. I was traveling to Amsterdam for work via Dubai. While boarding the Emirates flight, I realized that the ramp wasn’t going to the upper deck of Airbus 380. We had to take the stairway from the … Continue reading Magic of kindness
Pick up any journal or business magazine or paper today; we will find at least few pieces on the expectations from managers. They clamour, “In times of quiet quitting, great resignations, a manager must Energize and inspireContinuously develop, show career optionsAssign roles that will motivate employees to contributeBe empathetic, care for wellbeingEncourage flexible working … Continue reading Lopsided Expectations
https://www.istockphoto.com/illustrations/intrinsic Think of a time you received a coveted recognition, or a promotion or a salary increase you were aspiring for? Close your eyes and recollect your emotions at that moment, on that day. Exhilarated? On cloud nine? What happens few days or weeks later? You still take pride in your achievement, but the joy … Continue reading What fuels us?
You take up a new area of work; you are excited about the challenges, opportunities, and the learning. You work on it and over time you learn the ropes. What happens after few weeks or months, depending on the nature of the work? Does the same work which excited you a short while back begins … Continue reading When work becomes boring
An incident from yesteryears remains etched in my memory. It was late in the evening; I was on a call. My son, who was barely 7-8 years at that time, needed something urgently from me. But he patiently waited for the call to finish. He said, “I knew you were speaking to your boss, so … Continue reading Micro hierarchy
Today is my father’s 25 death anniversary.He passed away alone with no one holding his hand as he made his final journey; despite living with his whole family in a 700 sq ft 2-BHK flat, despite we being fully aware that his soul is ready to leave the cancer devoured body any moment! He even called … Continue reading A moment lost is gone forever!
Effectiveness and sustained performance of a team pivots on one critical element. The way mistakes are dealt with in the team. Say, you are working on a critical project, and you make a mistake. Or you sense a potential problem that might negatively impact the project. Three critical questions: Will you share it with the … Continue reading Mistakes: A Threat or An Opportunity?
Employee resignations are usually not a spur of the moment decision. They are a result of complex interplay between PUSH from the current organization and PULL from external world. Here’s a list of PULL and PUSH questions that came up in honest conversations with employees Push – My current status:1. Am I enjoying my work?2. Am I learning and … Continue reading The Push and Pull of Resignation