Category: culture

Grief, mental wellbeing and the workplace

Employers need to be proactive about addressing the challenges of grief, bereavement and trauma faced by employees.
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On our collective wellbeing

Celebrity suicides foster chatter but in my mind, with an awareness of suicide contagion, there is concern as I look around at my own friends and colleagues. Which among my own set is about to act similarly? Do I know how to read the signs? How would I help someone with suicide ideation?
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AI won't fix hiring biases, but you might

If you want to remove hiring bias, don't turn to AI; take a leaf from the British civil service's book and use first-principles thinking to fix the process.
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On talent and hiring

Most hiring is happenstance; wrong hiring decisions are not irreversible; talent cannot thrive in unsuitable work conditions; one and done is no way to build an inclusive organisation: these are some of the lessons I have learnt through my career.
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The importance of being prepared redux

The theme "be prepared" recurs in so many areas in life, I keep expecting to see it in action. And every once in a while there are some stellar examples of preparation winning the day even if at great cost to the other side that believes in "winging it".
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Delivering and Demanding Accountabilty: A Manifesto for 2019

The intent does not matter, the impact does. Between intent and impact lies accountability. 
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California state & women on boards

The proposed California state law requiring women on boards of public companies headquartered in the state is a big daring opening gambit in forcing the long overdue conversation on diversity and inclusion.
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Asking the right questions

If their impact is to be real then art and culture need to get out of buildings, and give up their reliance on containment of experience through curation and of access through control.
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A Good Time To Be A Girl

I read A Good Time To Be A Girl on Easter Sunday 2018, an appropriate thematic read. That is 246 pages of writing excluding …
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Indian startups must face up to sexual harassment

The Indian startup ecosystem needs to address the harassment issue as a matter of urgency now. Because time's up.
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