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common biases in the workplace 442x249 - Common biases in the workplace

Common biases in the workplace

We cannot pretend that biases do not exist. They do. It is a natural part of us and because of decades of stereotyping and heuristic thinking, it is deeply ingrained. Biases can permeate the air of an organization, influencing everyday decisions and eventually deterring the organization’s ability to thrive in a hyper-competitive world. In the …

Workculture 442x249 - Work Culture – Who sets the tone?

Work Culture – Who sets the tone?

Just as individuals have distinct personalities, so do organizations. Each organization has its unique work culture. ‘Who’ sets the tone for the work culture is crucial as it impacts the organization’s ability to attract, engage, retain top talent and its potential to thrive.  Google has set the benchmark for the most enviable work culture of …

SH Misconception 442x249 - Misconceptions on sexual harassment that landed employees in trouble

Misconceptions on sexual harassment that landed employees in trouble

The misconceptions that employees hold about sexual harassment, have got them into trouble legally, professionally and personally. The tenet these employees who landed in trouble failed to understand was that ‘the perception of the victim overrides the intent of the alleged harasser’.   In a heated argument, a famous personality in India is supposed to …

Domestic Violence 442x249 - Do workplaces need to respond to Domestic Violence faced by employees?

Do workplaces need to respond to Domestic Violence faced by employees?

It is proven that $5.3 trillion is the annual cost of domestic violence worldwide which involves cost of employee’s health, justice, medical, police – the time to invest on these cases etc.  Problems faced by working women: 1 in 4 undergo Sexual harassment by intimate partner Denying access to their salary and bank accounts. Gaslighting …

Maternity Act 442x249 - Key Highlights of the Guidelines for setting up and running crèche facility under Maternity Benefit Act 2017

Key Highlights of the Guidelines for setting up and running crèche facility under Maternity Benefit Act 2017

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has recently issued guidelines for setting up and running crèches under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (MBA). Some Key highlights are:   Crèche effective from: The provisions of ‘The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act’, 2017 are effective from April 1, 2017. The provision of crèche facility (Section 111 A) was …

weathering the MeToo Storm 442x276 - webinar on Weathering the # MeToo Storm by Viji and Smita

webinar on Weathering the # MeToo Storm by Viji and Smita

There has been an unprecedented number of businesses and leaders held accountable for bad behavior. But the recent #MeToo movement is bigger than any one individual or company. It has sparked a movement of transparency which spans every industry. So what does this means to you and your business? How can companies, boards, and leaders …

Impact of #MeToo on Indian Workplaces. How should one respond?

Impact of # MeToo on Indian Workplaces.How should one respond?

There has been an unprecedented number of businesses and leaders held accountable for bad behavior. But the recent #MeToo movement is bigger than any one individual or company. It has sparked a movement of transparency which spans every industry. So what does this means to you and your business? How can companies, boards, and leaders …

checklist 442x249 - Checklist: How do you know if you are Harassing Someone?

Checklist: How do you know if you are Harassing Someone?

As the Indian #MeToo movement is gaining good momentum and few perpetrators like Chetan Bhagat, Alok Nath coming out and apologizing, it is important to understand the thin line between impact vs intention. Often the defendant’s response is that it was unintentional or harmless touch or joke and that the victim needs to learn to …

Advantages Disadvantages of PoSH Act 442x249 - Advantages and Disadvantages of PoSH Act

Advantages and Disadvantages of PoSH Act

  Advantages and Disadvantages of the PoSH Act, 2013 ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013’ has been a progressive step towards providing women a safe work environment in India. Undeniably so, isn’t it? After all, in the last 5 years since it became a statute, several aspects of …