n:gage: Jazz up Women’s Day wishes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know women work magic all the time – and here is a chance to really jazz up your wishes for tomorrow on Women’s Day.

5 cool badges to use in your emails, IM or set as your DP (let the world know what you are!).

For those who just can’t get the words out right, we got you covered. Select one of the eCards and you are all set!

To download the content head click here or copy the link into your browser (http://get.kwench.in/ngage_womensday2017_/)

Happy Women’s Day from all of us at Kwench! 

 

n:gage Leader Speak Series #2: Interview with Kavitha Balasubramanian, Director – Human Resources, GreenPoint Global

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In the second issue of the Leader Speak series, we publish an interview with Kavitha Balasubramanian, Director – Human Resources, GreenPoint Global. Kavitha too responds to questions on the importance of recognition in engaging the modern workforce and the challenges she sees in implementing a successful engagement strategy.

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An excerpt:

Many companies set ad-hoc goals for recognition and often fail to achieve them I believe that the goals must be articulated well enough for them to be achieved.

First and foremost, an overall philosophy that needs to be defined and have the buy in of all stakeholders. This needs to be followed up with a well thought out strategy, process, goals and tasks to achieve those goals.

 

To read the complete interview please go here or copy the URL (https://joom.ag/hNlW) into your browser.

In case you have difficulty in accessing our digital magazine, you can download a PDF version here

To make sure you don’t miss any of the insights we bring you under n:gage, please do sign up for the series updates here and spread the word among colleagues who you think would be interested in learning from top leaders of India Inc.

n:gage Leader Speak Series: Interview with Anirban Das, CPO, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan

 

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The n:gage banner has been around for a couple of years now. We have done surveys, banners, a couple of eBooks in the past but it has been always a bit sporadic. We are now changing that and making n:gage our overarching theme for all the exciting information out there in the world of Employee Engagement – with a focus on India.

Starting this month we bring you the Leader Speak Series – where we reach out to top HR professionals and business leaders to get their opinions and ideas on how to better n:gage with the workforce in today’s (extremely) challenging business environment.

LeaderSpeak_AnirbanDas_In the first issue of the series, Anirban Das, CPO, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan responds to some questions I posed him in an email interview.

His detailed responses have nuggets of wisdom that are very relevant – especially to those in the services industry. To read the interview please go here or copy the URL (https://joom.ag/eElW) into your browser.

In case you have difficulty in accessing our digital magazine, you can download a PDF version here

I hope you enjoy reading the interview and have useful takeaways from it. The second interview under the series will follow shortly as well, stay tuned for that.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the insights we bring you under n:gage, please sign up for the series updates here

 

 

Building ‘Antifragile’ organizations through recognition

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“Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 Organizations are not very different from living organisms – they are born, learn, evolve and die (sooner or later). If one were to take the analogy one level deeper, employees would be cells and you could (in some ways) compare teams to the organs – where people come together to do a particular function.

Companies that do well over a long period of time will need to survive shocks that the markets throw at them ever so often. Fragile companies will fall apart on shocks whereas the robust ones will survive. The winners however will be the ‘Antifragile’ ones that learn from the shocks, adapt and come out stronger. Continue reading “Building ‘Antifragile’ organizations through recognition”

Candies or Charcoal: What is Santa rating your engagement skills as?

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You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
He’s making a list and checking it twice
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice
Santa Claus is comin’ to town

(Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town, Lonestar)

Children around the world are told all year round that if they misbehave, On Christmas day Santa will skip the candies and give them charcoal instead.When companies carry out their annual employee engagement surveys, some managers too get their lumps of charcoal. Surveys and studies comes back with the clear message that ‘People leave managers, not companies

Continue reading “Candies or Charcoal: What is Santa rating your engagement skills as?”

Peer Appreciation: The big happiness booster!

Recognition. We all want it, we all take steps to get it and we all feel good when someone gives it to us.

Recognition can be something as simple as a pat on the back for a job well done, a sincere compliment about something we did well, or just being noticed for the hard work we put into our tasks.

This validation of our efforts is important in all aspects of our lives, and can be especially vital in the workplace. Continue reading “Peer Appreciation: The big happiness booster!”

3 tips to ‘power-up’ timely recognition at the workplace.

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Employee recognition is an extremely effective way to empower your best workers. Whether you recognize an employee with a raise or just a quick email, it’s important to let employees know when they’re doing well. However, recognition alone isn’t enough. Continue reading “3 tips to ‘power-up’ timely recognition at the workplace.”