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
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
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?
That the human race is battling with distractions is an understatement. A popular NYC restaurant reviewed their surveillance videos from 2004 and 2014 and found a staggering difference in the average time it takes to service a customer. Following their research, they found that the average time that a customer spent in the restaurant from start to finish in 2004 was 1 hour and 5 … Continue reading Dealing with Distractions at the Workplace
Poor project performance happens all the time, which threatens quality, budget, and team morale. When it occurs, the project manager must deal with it as quickly as possible so the issue can be addressed accordingly without losing momentum. The thing is, often the issue can be addressed. Thus the quality and the budget would not be affected, but the team morale already suffers. Continue reading Handling Poor Performance While Increasing Team Morale