In the Workplace

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There’s More To Letting An Employee Go Than “You’re Fired!”

Posted on July 26, 2017

I was part of the Human Resources function which evolved in the 90s from what was most often referred to as “personnel” and viewed as policing the system, to being a “Strategic Business Partner”. While we all believe we successfully transitioned from policing to partnering, we probably lost some innate qualities of being empathetic and compassionate.   The reality is that increasing use of digitization, automation, artificial intelligence, robots etc., combined with companies being under tremendous pressure to show growthRead More

Mindfulness at the Workplace

Posted on June 9, 2017

Have you ever thought about sitting quietly at your desk and doing nothing? Doing nothing is hard!   While this could be quite contradictory to what organizations want from their employees such as multitasking, doing more in less time, improving productivity and so on, these only lead to burnout, increase in stress, and loss in productivity, finally leading to attrition.   It’s mind-boggling how something as simple as sitting and focussing on your breath has such powerful benefits. Among severalRead More

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Why is Gratitude Essential at the Workplace?

Posted on June 8, 2017

It is sometimes the simple things in life that are most valuable, and yet somehow go unappreciated a great deal of the time: watching the sun rise, having someone call you on a regular basis to see if you have eaten, if you’re okay, or just to say hello, a pet who greets you with unparalleled enthusiasm every single day, time to do nothing and just be. The truth is that there are a million things to be grateful forRead More

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Building Resilience at the Workplace

Posted on November 18, 2016

  Have you ever wondered how some of your colleagues have always responded well to demands of daily life, both at work and outside work, while others panic and withdraw into themselves? What makes them stand apart from the rest? I am sure all of us would love to see ourselves becoming more resilient to thrive through turbulent times. Let’s take a look at what is resilience and how can one develop resilience. What is Resilience? Resilience is that remarkable qualityRead More

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Why You Need to Take Care of Yourself at Work

Posted on September 15, 2016

  People cope with problems the best way they know how. The unfortunate truth is that there are millions of people who are facing stress-related problems whether at work, home, or another significant area in their life, while there are thousands of websites that cater to precisely these problems. Life has never been simple but things in today’s world have in some ways become infinitely more complex than before, somehow sprouting the kind of problems that generations in the pastRead More