Slowly and steadily, corporate institutions have risen up to embrace diversity in workplaces. Diversity helps in fostering innovation, creativity and empathy, which is practically impossible in workplaces that are homogenous. Diversity in workplaces are more about gender, race, ethnicity, social cultures and even disabilities. However this makes only part of the overall pie of diverse workplace. One important element is allowing diversity of thoughts, thinking and opinions. Different backgrounds and thought processes bring unique viewpoints that helps the organization to take a broader views and decisions that are inclusive and well thought through. In 2004, Anthony Lising Antonio, a professor at the Stanford had said, ”When we hear dissent from someone who is different from us, it provokes more thought than when it comes from someone who looks like us.” But often, organizations and its employees fall into the trap of ‘Yes Boss’ culture, where employees tend to agree withRead More
Turnarounds are heroic, which is why they can never be predicted. What the Indian lower order did today is one of the finest examples of a turnaround in the world of cricket. Looking at what happened, wise people can say that it’s not a rookie job, if you closely look at the guys involved in the turnaround in this test, you will realize that most of them have scripted a turnaround story in their real lives too. The 29-year-old Thangarasu Natarajan, born in a family with a daily-wage worker in the weaving industry for a father, Thangarasu and a roadside meat seller for a mother, Shantha, Natarajan comes from Chinnappampatti, a tiny village near Salem, Tamil Nadu. He never had enough money for luxuries like cricket gear and shoes. For many years, Natarajan had to think a hundred times before investing in new shoes. His mother cried when she sawRead More
Are PR consultancies ready to give up their office space and service clients using virtual means even post-pandemic? Will physical office space never go out of vogue and the sector will be back to its original form when the pandemic vanishes? What will the industry and its employees expect their ideal workplace to be? What will change and what will not? These are some of the questions the industry is ceased with but no clear answer emerging yet. If you have your views on this, kindly share in the comments below.
We always wish to be the ‘Yes Person’, always positive, available for others, role model, mentor, guide etc., but sometimes these additional tasks leave us stretched and stressed, impacting our core productivity. When your productivity drops, you get dropped from other roles as well, making you feel marginalized and neglected. Hence here are some thoughts on when you have to say ‘No’, and when it is appropriate to say ‘Yes’. Would love to hear your views in the comments below