This post is a part of the series of posts I am doing on Being Effective at workplace. Taking initiative is about picking up organizational challenges to solve without being asked and delivering results. Taking initiative is a well-known way to achieve stardom at workplace. A FastCompany article has this to say from the book … Continue reading Being Effective at workplace – Taking Initiatives
Performance review time is coming close, and this affords me an opportunity to review my personal performance over last 12 months, as well as those of my reports, my peers and my manager as I prepare to write my feedback. While doing this, I was struck by the differences in results among individuals I have … Continue reading Being Effective at workplace
In my previous post about appreciation at workplace, I talked about lack of appreciation. Here I want to do a quick survey about it.
I was talking to someone from my last company and this came up: why is it that I don't get appreciated when I do a good job, but no one forgets to blame me when something goes wrong? It definitely sounded familiar to me: in every company I have worked so far, I have heard … Continue reading Appreciation at workplace
Everyone I have met at workplace wants to make sure they are being evaluated fairly and are given right indications about the result of their evaluations. Most of the time, they rely on the process of evaluation that organization has put in place: manager feedback, acceptance and respect among peers, performance evaluation process, etc. The … Continue reading How do you evaluate your performance?
I read the article "Indian IT firms redefine career path for engineers" on http://www.livemint.com with interest: "Indian information technology (IT) service providers such as Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd are following multinational firms such as International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) in building a technical career path for senior engineers opting … Continue reading Career Path for engineers – Management Track vs. Individual Contributor Track
Taking initiatives and proposing ideas are some of the best ways of boosting your career. However, be careful when taking initiatives, your peers may not like it. Here are some of the reasons why: They may lose the limelight they are used to It may put them in bad light It may mean more work … Continue reading Developing career by taking initiatives – Handling peer pressure
Whenever you meet a hotshot with a bad temper or big ego who doesn't extend basic courtesy, you inevitably ask this question because relationships don't seem to mean a thing for such a person. However, for every brash but successful career you see and meet, there are thousands of brash and unsuccessful careers that you … Continue reading Do relationships matter in a successful career?
Here is the background on this series, and here is the previous post on this series (Managing Expectations). This is the final post in the series, and this tackles perhaps the most important question of all: Ravi needs to help people in his team build and grow their career as they work under his guidance. … Continue reading Managing Careers
Talent Management is the new buzzword in US companies which are facing shortage of talent: aging population, talent scarcity at top, need to grow internal talent, all contribute to this need. This newly defined industry has 4 components: recruitment management system, learning management system, performance management system, and compensation management system, read this link for … Continue reading How is Employee Talent Management Industry different?