Tag: Amit Das

Why some inclusive leaders are more successful

How inclusive a team is depends on the leadership. Inclusive leaders take their team members along with them, irrespective of their culture, gender, faith,...

Why do we need a chief encouragement officer?

Encouragement at the workplace is the most underrated concept. Is it necessary? Yes, of course. Is it provided? No, not really. Leaders today also need...

Is reinventing jobs easier said than done in an automated world?

How do we humans perceive machines and robots? Either we see them as big threats or as great friends that will make our lives...

Office politics can be constructive too

The term ‘office politics’ is always associated with negativity. Not surprising, since it usually refers to incidents involving one person trying to hurt or...

Manager or employee; who is responsible for a smooth feedback session?

Giving critical feedback to an employee is the most difficult thing to do for any manager. Why? Because as human beings, our big egos...

Why companies need to focus on holistic employee wellbeing

Let’s go back a little in history. Prior to the introduction of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, under the Ministry of Labour and Employment,...

“Metaverse will be a pillar in the way we work,” Amit...

A big change in 2022 The pandemic presented an opportunity to build a digital workforce. We all know that the biggest barrier for any transformation...

How leaders can be empathetic & emotional without compromising professionalism

Leaders are expected to be empathetic and kind toward their employees. To get the best performance out of those working under them, leaders have...

How will metaverse change learning in an organisation?

Metaverse has long existed as a far-flung utopian idea rather than an achievable reality. Writer Neal Stephenson coined the term ‘metaverse’ in 1992 in...

Stay interviews are here to stay

  The Great Resignation has brought in significant changes to the way the HR operates, particularly to the retention strategy of companies. Added bonuses and...

Promotions are always welcome, or are they?

It’s a universal fact that employees expect to be rewarded for their work. Promotions are perceived as the best way to acknowledge employees’ growth...

What’s the ideal first job duration for the ‘career nomad’?

Traditionally speaking, a person’s first job gives them an avenue to explore their capabilities and build the necessary skills to succeed in their professional...

How to train managers to deal with problematic employees

There are occasions when managers have to deal with subordinates or colleagues, who become a cause for concern. The reasons could be many —...

Why the effect of mindfulness changes as we move from Asia...

Mindfulness is an old practice that originated in the Buddhist culture. From a culture point of view, the behaviours and characteristics of people in...

Can humans be fired by a bot?

A Bloomberg report claims that an employee who spent four years delivering packages for Amazon, as a contract driver in Phoenix, suddenly got axed....

Contrary to the belief, managers have gained more importance now

At the beginning of the lockdown, there were several predictions on how the new world of work would drastically change. Among the several predictions...

Hire laid off employees, but with caution

The US State of California, recently passed a new law which makes it mandatory for all companies in the hospitality sector to rehire the...

Location Bias: It matters which part of the town one comes...

A LinkedIn user who is a recruiter, mentioned an experience wherein she got to hear something shocking from her client. She reveals that the...

“On-demand organisational structure will be a reality,” Amit Das

  2020: What to learn – what to erase We witnessed a simultaneous transformation of work, workforce and workplace in 2020. Organisations were compelled to be...

Even leaders need work-life balance

When we think of a CEO or CFO or any senior leader of an organisation, do we picture them with a cape or wings...

How are organisations mapping talent in the era of AI?

Talent mapping in a large organisation with thousands of employees is almost like hunting for a needle in a haystack. To map the right...

What happens to WhatsApp work groups?

WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy has put the whole world on red alert. Many have even switched to other chat messengers to avoid their data...

How employee advocacy has changed in the age of social media

Was employee advocacy nonexistent before social media? Certainly not. It did exist — word-of-mouth and seeking personal recommendations were the norm. In the past...

Why are self-managed teams the need of the hour?

India continues to lurk in a stage where collective technical prowess in a team is a far-fetched idea. This can, however, be overcome. Self-managed...

At work, the tortoise is the ultimate winner

The story of the tortoise and the hare seems to be relevant in today’s workplace. Every manager wants her team to be fast paced...

How technology enables large teams to be productive

During our past discussions with industry leaders regarding the perfect team size, it had become apparent that both small and large teams have their...

Employee strikes in European countries

On January 25, 2023, at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), all passenger flights were canceled as airport staff walked out because of a dispute over...

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NITES seeks Labour Ministry’s intervention in Wipro freshers’ layoff

The Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES)has taken up the cause of the 452 freshers laid off by Wipro. These freshers were told by...

Mass layoffs causing burnout for HR

Layoffs are becoming increasingly common in today's business environment, and can create a difficult and unpleasant situation for both the organisations and the affected...

Wayfair to sack 5% of its workforce

Wayfair has announced plans to lay off 1,000 employees in an effort to cut operational cost. The decision comes after the online furniture retailer...

Transgender employment and quotas: Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stance

The Delhi High Court has requested a response from the Indian government regarding a petition that calls for the employment of transgender individuals and...

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EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...