Millennials have long been a challenge for leaders who have been seeking to improve engagement and productivity in the workplace. With a preference for transparency, direct dialogue, better work-life balance, the millennials have challenged established organizational practices like no generation before them. Now as the millennials take on managerial roles at the workplace, organizational leadership … Continue reading 5 Tips to Better Engage with Millennial Managers
A lot has been written about why employees quit; with people managers taking a brunt of the blame. But precious little has been discussed about the “when” and unsurprisingly managers can’t do much about most of those timings - or can they? “Yo I couldn't give a toss, about my shitty job Wrote a letter … Continue reading When people Quit: Intelligent timely interventions can reduce employee attrition
Summary: Emotions and moods are an important part of our work life. We tend to associate both these with individuals, but they are influenced heavily by what the leaders and managers do! Melancholy mood Why must you blind me? Pity me and break the chains The chains that bind me Won't you release me, set … Continue reading Influencing emotions through employee recognition
Summary: Failures are bad. Learning from them is easy. Right? Well not quite. Organizations need better ways to go beyond superficial or self-serving learning and recognition might be just the right solution. “I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” – Thomas Alva Edison. As babies and toddlers we … Continue reading Employee Recognition through Celebrating Failure.
With increasing mobility and more choices about whom to work, the employee-employer relationship is increasingly symbiotic. So which kind of employee do you want?
Architecting a R&R program is crucial because a well designed program helps to align individual tasks and achievements with the overall business strategy of the organization and also reinforces organizational values in everyday activities.
In the current VUCA engulfing Indian IT/ITeS companies, there is an opportunity for leaders to use Strategic Recognition and 'flip' the chaos.