Category Archives: Organizational Development

5 Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Bury Instructor Led Training Yet

It has become a very popular hobby among L&D professionals to bash Instructor Led Training (ILT) at the profit of social learning, self paced learning or even individual coaching. There is no doubt that new technology based forms of learning … Continue reading

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Why do we end up shooting in the dark? by Preethi Rao

A problem that many of us training professionals struggle with – is how to ensure that the training program we conduct actually makes a difference. The sequence of events that usually unfolds is – We receive the training need from … Continue reading

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Welcome to India? Challenges faced by international Learning and Development providers that want to enter the Indian market

India is probably the most dynamic market, with China, for Learning and Development and every single global provider wants a piece of it. What they often fail to realize is that the Indian L&D market is a challenging one to … Continue reading

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7 tips to maximize engagement in virtual teams

As globalization increases and technology improves, team work is becoming more virtual by the day. Creating high performance teams in the same office is already a challenge but creating high performance virtual teams is just that much tougher. However, isolation, … Continue reading

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Organizational culture: letter from Narayan Murthy to the Infosys staff

What makes or breaks an organization’s culture? People. Organizational culture is the sum of the behavior of all the people that make the organizations. Below is a mail that Narayan Murthy, ex – Chairman of Infosys, sent to his staff, … Continue reading

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Are people who do not want management responsibilities suspicious?

A few weeks ago, I was facilitating an in-house panel discussion with senior leaders of a Top 5 IT company, on the topic of leadership in the said company. Questions and answers were conveniently generic and politically correct, as they … Continue reading

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Assertive service providers are an advantage for organizations

“I am the client, you should do what I tell you to do!” I think all service providers have heard this before, and most have complied. The client is king, right? Wrong. To be effective, the client-provider relationship is a … Continue reading

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5 Stages to Intercultural Competence

Becoming interculturally competent is a developmental process. No one is born interculturally competent and people don’t build this competence just because they live in a multicultural environment. The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) was first defined by Dr. Milton … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Effective Virtual Classrooms

I have been lucky to be involved in delivering virtual classrooms for the past 6 years. To be honest, I was not really convinced that this could be effective…until I started facilitating them. With over 200 virtual sessions delivered on … Continue reading

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Book Review – “Don’t Hire the Best” by Abhijit Bhaduri

I have finally found the time to read Abhijit Bhaduri’s “Don’t Hire the Best”. Since I am responsible for recruitment in C2C but never been formally trained to recruit, I always look forward to getting new insights. The title already … Continue reading

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