Your company might be organizing team-building activities in or outside of the office. Every organization does. But are those activities helping build stronger teams? Or do those activities only end up generating energy and fun? Let’s find out what the real purpose of team building activities must be. “Most corporate team-building is a waste of… Read More Are your company’s team-building exercises wasting your money and everyone’s time?
In the game of football, the familiarity between players’ styles of playing plays a huge role in team performance. That is why new players take a while to adjust to new teams. Research has shown that the performance of pro basketball teams varies according to how long players have been together; in short familiarity between… Read More Team familiarity can give your organization a competitive edge
Managing a multi-generational workforce Millennials, Gen Xers, Baby boomers, silent generation and Gen Z – today, five generations try to coexist at workplaces. For organizations, this scenario is both an opportunity and a challenge. Opportunity: to drive innovation by utilizing the knowledge, expertise, and wisdom of each of these generations. Challenge: bringing together diverse employees to co-work,… Read More Managing a multi-generational workforce
From the time we wake up to the sound of an alarm clock to answering messages on the phone through the day, we’re hooked to electronic gadgets. Whether we’re working on the computer at the work desk or worrying about cyber attacks and phishing while browsing the Internet, technology has become an integral part of… Read More Negative impact of technology in the workplace
“15 years ago, all you needed was a solid technical understanding. Now, soft skills are just as valuable as technical skills,” says Cisco’s Head of Virtual Sales, Paul Wittich; Businessman and academic, Bill George urges leaders to not rest in what they already know, while entrepreneurs like Ariana Huffington says, “Charging into new skills will… Read More Building A T-Shaped Workforce For Sustainability
There are several ways in which one could chart a career plan. In today’s fast-paced work environments, there are few organizations that have the time and inclination to support individual employee career growth. Most of the development is the responsibility on the employee. Which brings us to ‘self development’. Let’s look at what professionals could… Read More How To Chart A Career Plan
What is common between Godrej, Accenture, Tata Steel, IBM India, Google, General Electric and Infosys? They are all large corporate companies that support LGBTQ inclusivity at the work place, and have included inclusivity policies. In 2015, when Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad conducted a survey of 21 corporate companies to explore inclusivity, it revealed 98%… Read More Exploring LGBTQ Inclusive Work Places in India
In 2008, Goldman Sachs coined a term – ‘returnships’, a program to help female professionals restart their careers after an extended absence from work. So what are returnships? Returnships are just like internships. Organizations hire women who want to re-launch their careers after a long break, and provide them training and mentoring. This helps the… Read More Returnships – Helping Women Return To Work