The average working adult spends over 90000 hours at work over a lifetime (Source: Happiness at Work, Psychology Today). If you relate that number to your adult working life, it’s a huge chunk of your time spent awake. Isn’t is then absolutely crucial for us to derive happiness out of this time? I believe with conscious effort and some healthy practices, it is very much … Continue reading How to have a good day at work
As the market gets more competitive and economic climate, more uncertain, organizations tend to shift their focus to optimization and while that is imperative, the lack of focus on company culture can lead to long, irreversible damage. Culture continues to be a big buzzword in boardrooms; however, organizations assume that culture will get created on its own and will also sustain itself. Yes, culture is … Continue reading 5 Things That Can Ruin Organizational Culture
From enterprises to organizations like the armed forces to sports teams, the success is always measured by the outcomes they deliver. It takes high-performance teams to deliver outcomes, not just consistently but also incrementally. Successful enterprises like GE, Apple, Google, and Amazon have the impact high-performance teams have on market leadership, customer experience, and profitability. They have invested time, effort and money in building a … Continue reading 5 Must-have Traits For a High-performance Team
According to a forecast of employment trends by the World Economic Forum, work flexibility, including telework, is “one of the biggest drivers of transformation” in the workplace.” A Gallup poll found that 37 percent of American workers have worked virtually in their careers, a four-fold increase since 1995. (Source: Remote.co). While companies like Yahoo, Reddit and IBM are moving away from remote working, other companies such … Continue reading 5 Ways to Ruin a Remote Working Role
The context of productivity has gone through a world of change in the last decade. Companies were following the traditional manufacturing through the process of measuring resource output against hours. That’s the productivity formula anyway. Today productivity means a lot more than just more done output per resource. Productivity has evolved into a more holistic concept with a focus on collaboration, process innovation, and business outcomes. Continue reading Being Productive is a State of the Mind
In 1941 Alex Osborn, an advertising executive, found that conventional business meetings were inhibiting the creation of new ideas and proposed some rules designed to help stimulate them. To “think up” was originally the term he used to describe the process he developed, and that in turn came to be known as “brainstorming”. He described brainstorming as “a conference technique by which a group attempts … Continue reading 6 Tips to avoid Brain Freeze in Brain Storming
As an Indian, the cricket bug bit me early on with hours spent in games of street cricket, local club games and watching games on television with my friends. As a cricket fanatic and project management professional I can’t help but draw the parallel between the two. In this blog I hope to share my views on lessons project managers can learn from the game of cricket. Continue reading What Project Managers Can Learn from The Game of Cricket?