Summary: The stats pointing to women in the field of technology are not too optimistic today. From girls taking keen interest in tech as young kids to turning away from it at an older age, there are several reasons why there is a stark gender gap in the sector. It’s time we all joined hands to fix this and let our women shine.
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[This article was written for National HRD Network’s magazine – its special number. I had originally submitted the blog ‘A Precipice in Front, Wolves Behind’. It was in the form of a dialogue with Lulu, my parrot. The editorial board wanted a staid article in keeping with the style of serious reading.
Negotiations are not easy exercises in employee relations. There are very few good negotiators, and even fewer persons enjoy negotiations. Perhaps I should issue a correction: fewer men enjoy negotiations. Women are not only better than men, that is my experience and conclusion, but women also seem to enjoy negotiations!
I was studying in college when I watched Dev Anand’s movie ‘Guide.’ In early part of this movie shows Dev Anand sleeping on the steps of a temple. At the dawn, a Sadhu notices him, puts his saffron shawl on the sleeping hero and quietly walks away. The villagers who notice the hero, sleeping on the temple steps, covered with his saffron shawl, take him to be a Sadhu! And he too behaves like a Sadhu!!
Sri Lanka is a fast growing economy and banking is one of the drivers of growth. In this video, Chiranthi Coorey, CHRO, of Hatton National Bank, one of the largest and oldest banks in Sri Lanka, speaks about some path-breaking and innovation people practices that they are implementing in HNB.
There has been spectacular growth for the bank in the past few years. As a result of that, they have created Vision 2020 and HR strategy is embedded into the transformational business vision. There is a lot of CEO sponsorship and buy-in.
Winners are a rare breed. We look up to them. We admire them and their achievements. But in reality, winners are not different from you and me. Each one of us has the same qualities that are needed to win. We do not leverage it often enough.
If you think about the times when you have been extremely successful (or failed badly), you would have demonstrated the same six qualities that winners demonstrate. The six qualities are common to every winner.
In an increasingly globalized world and multi-cultural workplace, professionals face many challenges including dealing with cross cultural sensitivities. How individuals, teams and organizations work effectively across these cultural differences was the subject of the talk by Brian Schroeder, Head of Culture and Communication, Microsoft, at SHRM India’s Bangalore Forum meet held in June.