What’s Your White Paint?

The world’s whitest paint recently found its way to the Guinness Book of World Records 2022. Developed by a team of engineers at Purdue University, this ultra-white paint is said to reflect 98.1% of the sunlight, compared to the 80-90% reflectivity of other currently available white paints. It is stated that coating buildings with this […]

Organization or ‘Family’?

Should any organization position itself as a ‘family’? In May last year, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, had to ‘virtually’ look thousands of his employees in their eyes, as his own welled up with emotion, amidst what Chesky referred to as “this most harrowing crisis of our lifetime.” He then announced that “nearly 1900 teammates will have to […]

Insider or Outsider CEO?

When Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO and successor to Bill Gates, announced that he would be stepping down in August 2013, there was no immediate successor. It appeared, that despite being a huge employer of more than 100,000 people, Microsoft had no obvious internal successor. The search began where more than a hundred external candidates were […]

“That” time of the year…

How often is performance review conducted in your organization? Once a year? Twice a year? Monthly? Weekly…or? For ‘travel-deprived’ reasons, I am reminded of my trip to Egypt in Feb 2020, with a family and friends’ group of 15. We were at the Great Giza Pyramids, where almost everyone excitedly arranged to personally ride a camel, […]

Accelerating Innovation in a Successful Technology Transfer Ecosystem

There have been much ongoing debates and discussions among stakeholders in the Triple Helix (TH) ecosystem about how best to ensure that the protection of IPRs and innovation are optimally calibrated to provide the right incentives for today’s creators, innovators and businesses. This article looks at the prevailing models of technology transfer in the innovation […]

Appreciation at Workplace

One of my early memories of my first job after graduating is that working life was terrible. Why did I feel that way? Because of the place I worked at and who worked for. I worked six days a week. We worked the maximum number of hours allowed under the labour law. Sometimes, the nature […]

No Storm No Team

The Asian culture of not losing face means that we don’t know how to handle conflict. That means we are not able to drive peak performance. Instead, leaders get involved in promoting ” followership” Read more on this here. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/storm-team-anwar-jumabhoy/

Are HR practices still Relevant?

Are HR Practices Still Relevant? Most HR practices were developed in the 1950’s along with other management practices. This was a time where centrally managed corporations, with rigid rules and regulations were the norm. Then, the organization gathered information, fed it through the hierarchy to the leadership at the top and they made the decisions. […]