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Teamwork works. Always.

We met Dr Ramesh Kumar, Director of SVPISTM, Coimbatore, sometime in July this year for the first time. Dr Ramesh Kumar was introduced to us by Mr Venkatesh Narasimhan, MD of Cooptex. We spoke over phone, got ourselves introduced and exchanged notes about how ShikshaDaan and the Institute could collaborate. We drove to the Institute … Continue reading

Creative Job Titles Can Energize Workers

What’s in a name ? While Shakespeare said, a rose by any other name smells just as sweet, he lived in a world where C-Suite’s and Executives and the services economy hadn’t arrived. Titles mattered then, titles matter now. The difference being, titles were awarded then and today there is freedom to choose them for … Continue reading

The Work Conversations We Dread the Most, and how to handle…

Conversations at work, at times, are tricky. Sometimes they can land you in serious trouble, jeopardising all that you have accomplished thus far. These conversations could relate to the dreaded performance reviews, optimal sizing of units or divisions, promotions, unilateral decisions getting communicated, firing someone, mergers and acquisitions leading to downsizing, one on one conversations … Continue reading

Focus N Go !

The word ‘focus’ is an oft repeated one in management and leadership circles and has even become a cliched one. Indeed a few books have been written about the value of being ‘focussed’. If the eighties and nineties were about expansion, scale, scope, diversification etc., for almost a decade now the focus is on ‘focus’.  … Continue reading

The disconnected organisations…

Over the last couple of weeks I have had to face the consequences of two organisations functioning in a disconnected way, for whom I was a customer until recently. First, Future Generali India with whom we had insured our Skoda Yeti. The Yeti became a total loss vehicle in the Chennai floods of December 2015. … Continue reading

The burden of ‘follow ups’

Bindu and I started on our ShikshaDaan Yatra almost a year ago. The purpose of the Yatra is to meet with our stakeholders in the higher education space, understand their varying needs and challenges, and come up with a model that can meet our ambitious goals.  In these eleven months since we started our Yatra, … Continue reading