Gender Inclusion In The Workplace: Addressing Gender Role Expectations & Stereotypes

Ravikumar at work is a high-performing project manager co-leading the year’s most prestigious project with an equally brilliant female colleague. Ravikumar at home is a son, husband and father in a patriarchal family where he is the sole earning member. How does Ravikumar reconcile his personal and professional roles? How can he be an inclusive, empowering male colleague ...

Simple secrets to making flexible work arrangements effective

NASA just released a statement suggesting there was once water on planet Mars and that ancient Mars was habitable for life. This got me thinking about organizations working across planets, intergalactic commute and people working on one planet while their “office” was in another. What would teams and their work arrangements then look like? Closer home, ...

Oh! Those Four Letters? – Using Your MBTI Type

So you’ve taken the MBTI instrument in some training program at work and it gave you this mysterious four letter type. Do you remember the combination? I’m sure the day at training was fun and there were a lot of laughs, people got divided into groups and it seemed like a fun “Us versus Them” ...

MBTI: Busting Some Popular Myths

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the problem child of psychological tools used at the workplace. People and organizations that are believers often tend to look upon it as the panacea for all ills. The MBTI explains everything: About 1.5 million people take the MBTI annually and most Fortune 500 companies use the tool. Such ...

Examples From Japan: Collectivism And Individualism In Cultures

“We picked up a bottle of Shochu the last time we were in Japan. It was my first time drinking Shochu. Before the evening drove to a close, we were through with the entire bottle.” It was one of the experiences one of the clients was sharing over dinner, of experiences we had all encountered ...

Women At Work: Advancing Your Own Career

Originally published in Flexi - The Future Of Work Monthly Newsletter, January 2014 Young, brown and female – it’s what the world at large and the corporate world in particular, remind me I am every single day, while all I am trying to be is me. And if there is anyone who can stop this, if ...