Setting the Limits : Span of Control is NOT About Headcount

What is span of control? You have heard this. Span of control is the number of people you could effectively manage. Essentially it is about how much one person can handle. Because of this reason, there is limited people reporting to a boss. In large organizations, this is one big reason to have 6 to … Read moreSetting the Limits : Span of Control is NOT About Headcount

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Bell Curve Is Here to Stay Even If You Got Rid of It

Many organizations are ditching Bell curve. The observation by Gauss became a religion. The the good Bell curve went bad. After seeing that using it has become counterproductive, many organizations are getting rid of forced ranking.  It should be the dawn of fair world, right?  There are good reasons for differentiation and unfortunately they may … Read moreBell Curve Is Here to Stay Even If You Got Rid of It

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Corporate Social Responsibility: 4 Definite Things You Can Do

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Corporate Social Responsibility

As I mentioned in earlier posts, the causes we believe may or may not really be the best things to do. It is just a hope that it is in right thing to do. It may have negative side effects. The society is driven in all directions by people who think that they are dragging … Read moreCorporate Social Responsibility: 4 Definite Things You Can Do

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Change Management in Organizations – Peacock & Swans: 3 Lessons to Take Home

Post 2008, world is not the same. There are business scenarios changing. Too many organizations want to change, for right reasons. Here is a story I learnt in a leadership workshop a decade back. Unfortunately I do not remember who spoke. Credit to this unknown gentleman. Here it goes: It was a pond of swans. They were … Read moreChange Management in Organizations – Peacock & Swans: 3 Lessons to Take Home

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Over-Qualified for the Job? 5 Factors That Pull You Down

As manager, planning to hire overqualified professional for a role? If you are on the other side of the table- thinking of going to lower job than what you are qualified for? I have been on both sides. Also i have seen people on both sides. Here are some insights. Considering to move to lower role … Read moreOver-Qualified for the Job? 5 Factors That Pull You Down

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Growth in Business: How to Reduce Stress? Structure it Better

Your organization is into few businesses. You already have set of competencies. Now suddenly the organization needs to expand into new paradigms involving very different processes and skills. Data analytics in company which had been only a low end IT service provider. Hardware competency in software company. Software skills in manufacturing SME with no prior … Read moreGrowth in Business: How to Reduce Stress? Structure it Better

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