Abhijit Bhaduri
Chief Learning Officer of Wipro, author & enthusiastic enuf to try anything.
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The Teresa Amabile Interview

The Teresa Amabile InterviewProgress Principle, Teresa Amabile

Originally educated as a chemist, Professor Teresa Amabile received her doctorate in psychology from Stanford University. She studies how everyday life inside organizations can influence people and their performance. Teresa’s research encompasses creativity, productivity, innovation and inner work life – the confluence of emotions, perceptions and motivation that people experience as they react to events at work. I spoke to her about creativity and finding happiness at work. Abhijit Bhaduri: […]

The Laundry Test

The Laundry TestSilos

Is there a simple test you can give to find out how siloed or collaborative your organisation is? For that we need to create the equivalent of the “marshmallow test”. Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel, a professor of psychology had given a bunch of preschoolers the famous “marshmallow test,” to gauge the level of self-control of children. Five-year olds sat at a table with their favourite treat, in this case, […]

Millennials are already winning the Nobel prize

nobelprize

The world has seen 95 winners of the Nobel Prize for Peace. It does not matter who finally wins it, but it instantly divides the world into two camps. Those who support the winner always say that for a change the prize has been given to the most deserving. Then there is another half of the world that disagrees with the choice and says that the Nobel committee has chosen […]

How social media is changing the work environment

How social media is changing the work environmentTime

Changes in media drive shifts in people’s behavior. People share their deepest secrets on social media. We are all getting comfortable handling much more information about each other than we have ever before. The most visible shift has been in the way we seek information and make decisions both in and out of the workplace. It has blurred the lines between the information that is available inside the organization and […]

Are online friendships deeper

Are online friendships deeperFacebook

We are in the year FB 10. Yes there was life before FB. But those memories are hazy. There was friendship in pre-Facebook days and there are friends I have in 2014 then is 10 FB because this is the tenth year since our definitions of friends and friendship has changed. In terms of sheer numbers, at least in my case, the virtual friends win. I have many more “friends” […]

Making disruption personal

Making disruption personalMaking Disruption Personal

Bill Fischer is an innovation guru whose blog for Forbes is about “ideas, innovation, globalization & China”. He has written a lot about innovation. I highly recommend his book, The Idea Hunter.Check out this interview <click here> We wrote this piece that is reproduced with permission from Forbes. In the nineteen-eighties, Michael Porter argued that more thoughtful approaches to strategies could help make organizations succeed. Two decades later, Porter’s Five […]

Friends in the age of social media

Friends in the age of social mediaFriends, Social Media, Cup of tea, 3 cups of tea

I wake up in the morning and remember it is my friend’s birthday. I like to make my own greeting cards. I arrive at my friend’s doorstep with card and a gift only to be greeted with a snarl. “You did not wish me on my birthday.” I am on the defensive for a moment before I reminded my friend that I had called up to wish him that morning. […]

Book Review: Gifted

Book Review: GiftedGIFTED

I met Siddharth Jayakumar during the first India Inclusion Summit. The purpose of the summit was to showcase people with disabilities who have gone on to achieve extraordinary heights. Siddharth is the first CDCS (Certified Documentary Credit Specialist) with cerebral palsy in India, who is presently a manager at IndusInd Bank Ltd. He is recipient of National award by Ministry of Social Justice. Above all he is an inspiring speaker […]

Talent Migration: What can Organizations Learn from Governments

Talent Migration: What can Organizations Learn from Governmentsmigration

The annual migration of wildebeest and zebras is one of the most fascinating sights in Africa. Every year one-and-a-half million wildebeest and 300,000 zebras undertake the 1,800 mile journey with their calves to go from Serengeti to Masai Mara. They cross torrential rivers filled with crocodiles and dodge the big cats that are forever ready to hunt them down. Yet, the migration continues every year even though almost 250,000 wildebeests […]

Managing global virtual teams

Managing global virtual teamsVirtual Team

I went back to my alma mater after many years. It was trip down memory lane. The most visible part of the change was the way in which Professors were now interacting with students. Face to face interactions were much lesser. They would load their slides and readings online. The students submitted the assignments electronically. Since all of them were living in the college hostel, you would imagine that they […]

How do we find our way around?

How do we find our way around?find-our-way

How do babies learn new words? How do we form first impressions based on the way people look? I spoke to Dr Tom Hartley, a neuroscientist and lecturer in Psychology at the University of York. He studies some of the questions I mentioned above and more. His research lies in the area of spatial cognition That deals with questions like: How do we find our way around? How do we […]

Book Review: The Musical World of SD Burman

Book Review: The Musical World of SD BurmanKishore Kumar, SD Burman

Writing a biography is a tough task. It cannot be a simple collage of photos and anecdotes culled out from authentic sources. It has to reflect on what makes the person unique. It should not get colored by the writer’s admiration or dislike of the protagonist. In crafting the biography the most difficult phase is to find a way to understand the rationale behind the choices the protagonist made. But […]

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