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.
Livin’ on the edge / You can’t stop yourself from fallin’/ Tell me what you think about your situation/ Complication, aggravation is getting to you
If chicken little tells you that the sky is fallin’/ Even if it wasn’t would you still come crawlin’ back again/ I bet you would my friend
(Living on the Edge, Aerosmith)
It has become nearly impossible to access a news site off late without coming across a report or opinion piece on how layoffs are imminent in the Indian IT/ITeS sector. Experts, who understand this sector much better than I do, seem to attribute the negative sentiment among companies in the sector to rising protectionist sentiments in traditional markets, impending rise of AI and ML and subsequent loss of jobs to automation. Some even feel that the entire sector was ‘lazy’ and that the loss of jobs was a foregone conclusion. And all those share buy-back offers by IT majors? Now that simply has to be the ultimate proof that things aren’t going well at all!
If all this fearmongering makes you want to scream out loud, join the line. As Aerosmith put it so well – it feels a bit like ‘Living on the Edge’! Continue reading “FLIPping VUCA through Strategic Employee Recognition”
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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.
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.
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