Today, we'll be talking about toxic work cultures. But before we do that, remember the United Airline fiasco where a passenger was yanked from his seat to make room for airline crew members? Let me recap it for you. The airport security forced a United Airline passenger off of his seat, causing his face to hit an armrest and bleed.
Topics: leadership, growth, Future of Work, employee eengagement, workplace, culture, culture derailers, toxic work culture, toxic company culture, changing a toxic work culture, signs of a toxic workplace culture
“Work a short time, rest well, and learn a lot.” That’s what Microsoft Japan CEO Takuya Hirano noted on the company’s official website after successfully rolling out their Work Life Choice Challenge 2019. The firm has been making headlines ever since they offered 2,300 employees 3-day weekends for a month to experiment and analyze the impact of a 4-day work week on bringing about a positive work culture.
Topics: leadership, disengagement, Future of Work, workplace, culture, employee engagement, Amber in HR, AI in HR, success story, predictive people analytics, startup, Positive work culture, positive workplace culture, creating a positive work culture, positive corporate culture, building a positive workplace culture
Our Content Specialist told me not to start most of my write-ups with Dilbert so I left Dilbert out of Dilbert. While I won on a meta technicality with this one, a lot of organizations might not when it comes to their recognition charters. Their technicalities are archaic rewards and recognition platforms, mandates for managers and departments, and gatherings that lose their meaning.
Topics: leadership, growth, disengagement, Future of Work, millennials, culture, unconscious bias, employee engagement, Amber in HR, AI in HR, predictive people analytics, startup, meaning amplification at work, psychological safety, rewards and recognition, employee rewards ideas, non monetary rewards for employees, rewarding employee performance, ways to recognize employees, reward system for employees
I have been a part of the HR function for over a decade now. In the larger scheme of things, it doesn’t sound like much but believe me, empires have risen and fallen in littler times. I was with nearbuy.com the first time I heard about inFeedo. There was some buzz around the company as an idea generation platform but that was it.
There are few moments that define inFeedo as a team. This Diwali, we acknowledged our privilege and decided we bring light and happiness to those who may not seem as blessed as we are but are certainly wiser, stronger, and richer in spirit...something we learned and went back home with in the process. :)
If you had been following the ride-hailing giant (valued at $70B) recently, you’d be aware of the turmoil it’s went through. From Susan Fowler’s blog post complaining about sexual harassment and an environment rampant with sexism and discrimination, multiple lawsuits, top executives leaving and finally CEO’s leave of absence leading to a resignation, Uber has been all over the news because of its notoriety.
Why do some well funded/big companies miss business targets? Companies tend to focus 80% of their analytics effort on analysing “Historic Indicators” versus identifying “Leading Indicators” to grow business. This is biggest mistake I see with respect to how some companies leverage analytics.
One of Amber’s core mission is to have people open up to her, be honest with her — trust her. Building trust is hard, even harder when you’re a chatbot in digital space asking people to share openly and freely about their experience at their company without fearing repercussions.
What we’ve learnt is that digital trust pivots upon transparency.
“40% employees think that Amber is real . She [Amber] genuinely becomes a way of interacting at scale. ” — Ankur Warikoo, Founder, Nearbuy
Nearbuy is India’s very first hyper-local online platform present in 35+ cities and 18+ categories with over 50,000 merchants across 100,000+ unique locations.
Employees: 300+ | Industry: E-commerce/Retail | Region: India
A study done by Gartner(*1) confirmed that organisations are removing annual surveys from their employee engagement strategy after realising they’re not enough to capture the voice of the employee.
Topics: hrtech, analytics, leadership, growth, Future of Work, CEO, workplace, culture, employee engagement, Amber in HR, AI in HR, Smarter with Gartner, employee engagement strategy, employee engagement plan, successful employee engagement programs, employee engagement strategy plan
Much like the sweltering heat that refuses to subside, the team at inFeedo has been persistent, going all in in the last couple of months to address feedback you’ve shared overtime on Amber’s dashboard. The result? Two kickass dashboard feature upgrades that are guaranteed to blow your mind!
Over the years, this was a question we were asked frequently by our customers. We finally reveal the big secret behind naming our product ‘Amber’.
About 2 months ago, the team at inFeedo assembled for our mid-quarter checkpoint. Among the many questions raised, one that didn’t see immediate resolution was whether we should be calling the organizations we serve ‘clients’ or ‘customers’.
One Monday morning, right when the coffee machine was booting up, our alert and monitoring system went way out of whack! Amber’s systems were almost at the brink of crashing. Unlike us, she doesn’t take the weekends off and high performers like her are always at the risk of burning out.
‘Lo and behold! Technology will change the way we think, breathe, smell…' If one were to summarize this ongoing media frenzy around digital technology, this image would be fitting.